Former P-I Staffers Launch Online Newspaper

SEATTLE — A handful of former Seattle Post-Intelligencer writers and photographers have launched an online newspaper, nearly a month after their publication closed.

The Web site,, went live Tuesday afternoon, featuring pictures and stories about the Seattle Mariners’ home opener and the race for city attorney.

The nonprofit venture by the former P-I staffers has partnered with the Seattle Weekly, which is owned by Village Voice Media, and with public television station KCTS.

In March, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer printed its last edition after 146 years. More than 130 staffers lost their jobs. A skeleton crew of 20 stayed on to work at It’s the first major U.S. daily paper to switch from print to digital, a step that the P-I’s parent company, Hearst Corp., took after it failed to find a buyer for the newspaper.