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'Seattle Times' Executive Editor Tackles 'P-I' Readers Head-On

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

'Seattle Times' Executive Editor Tackles 'P-I' Readers Head-On

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Executive Editor David Boardman of The Seattle Times greeted thousands of new readers this morning with a Page One column directed at former subscribers of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

With the P-I publishing its last print edition on Tuesday, The Seattle Times Company -- which had handled circulation of both papers in the former JOA -- automatically began delivering the Times to P-I subscribers.

Boardman's column, printed along the left-hand side, stated: "We know that many of your families had decades-long loyalty to the P-I, and that you've lost a familiar friend. We'll work hard to earn that same level of trust and loyalty each and every day forward, beginning with Wednesday's edition."

Boardman went on to announce he would host an online chat on March 23.

"The Times is a locally owned paper dedicated to community service," he wrote. "We're known nationally for our investigative reporting, compelling writing, excellent design and outstanding photography. Year after year, our Sports and Business sections are recognized as among the best in America. …

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