Nearly three years after the P-I ceased print publication and moved online, the quality of news coverage has declined.Â Â Â Cheap content such as pet and girly photos abound.
Now comes news that award-winning political cartoonist David Horsey is leaving the Seattle P-I to work for the LA Times. (source)
Veteran columnist and curmudgeon Joel Connelly remains. Â He tacks leftward politically but, as befits an independent old-school journalist, makes sure to demonstrate his independence by periodically insulting liberals, as in this recent, unmotivated rant:Â Seattle: Getting out from liberal group think.
Most missed is the P-I editorial page. The P-I has blogs and forums, but there is no high profile editorial page that can be a focus of civic discourse.Â The opinion page of the old print edition was a valuable venue for progressive thought.