On the heels of the devastating news that the NY Times might be sold for $3 and a bottle of Ripple as early as May, comes this terrible announcement:

Hearst Corp. put Seattle’s oldest newspaper, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, up for sale on Friday and said that if it can’t find a buyer in the next 60 days the paper would likely close or continue to exist only online.


Hearst said it is not considering buying The Seattle Times, the city’s other daily paper, which has handled non-news functions for the P-I since 1983 under a federally approved joint operating agreement.

Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch.