We all know that Hearst intends to shut down the Seattle P-I within 60 days, but it looks like their coverage of the legislative session has already ended :
Chris McGann, our outstanding state government reporter, resigned this morning to go to work as Communications Director for State Treasurer James McIntire.
As I quipped at the time of David Postman’s departure from the Seattle Times, if many more reporters quit the business to go into media relations, pretty soon there won’t be any media left with whom to relate.
Of course there are political reporters available, and I could hire them for relatively little money. So if you believe that independent political reporting is absolutely essential to our democracy, and you’ve got some money to help support it, drop me an email.