Final Days of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

I wrote a short piece last week about one reporter’s take on the final days of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which ceased publication in March. The piece was based on an article from

In a new article on, former Seattle Post-Intelligencer reporter Joseph Tartakoff remembers the uncertainty of the days of the newspaper and the tension that built as some employees were asked to stay on for the Web-only operation.

Tartakoff describes the empty boxes, recycling containers and shredding bins that started arriving in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newsroom on March 10. An all-staff picture had been taken, news budgets were nearly bare and a final, commemorative issue was about to go to press.


Published by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

Mallary is a mom of two young kiddos -- Madelyn and Tucker. Mallary absolutely loves being a mom and often writes about the need to find harmony when juggling motherhood and work. Mallary is the Assistant Director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, where she manages the Center's various programs related to distance learning, freedom of expression, and digital journalism. Previously, she was Executive Director of Images & Voices of Hope and Managing Editor of The Poynter Institute’s media news site, Mallary grew up outside of Boston and graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island. In 2015, she received a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. She now lives in beautiful Austin, Texas, with her kids, husband Troy and cat Clara. She's working on a memoir, slowly but surely. You can reach her at

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