Editing Jefferson for the new media age

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer printed it’s last issue yesterday, prompting a cheesed off staffer to amended this classic Thomas Jefferson quote:

Black and white: the future of print media seems all too clear (Photo taken from Gawker.com)

Black and white: the future of print media seems all too clear (Photo taken from Gawker.com)

The Seattle-PI is now an online-only publication where there won’t be “specific reporters, editors or producers—all staff are expected to write, edit, take photos, shoot video and produce multimedia”.

Whether or not this pseudo guerrilla artist is still on the payroll of Seattle PI is unknown. Chances are though, no matter how much he or she is opposed to the new online format, and a homogenised editorial team, I would bet a fair share of my student loan that they didn’t voluntarily give up their position in a martyr- like protest.

That would be a luxury many journalists would be grateful to have. In reality, we’re going to have to link it or lump it.

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