It's Not in the P-I

Friday, November 20, 2009


When the Seattle Post-Intelligencer printed its final edition last spring, Seattle lost a newspaper and more than 100 journalists lost their jobs. One of them, science reporter Tom Paulson, solicited area-playwrights to produce "It’s Not in the P-I: A Living Newspaper about a Dying Newspaper."

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I was so delighted to hear your coverage of "It's Not in the P-I." However, as a former intern there, I must say I was treated very well -- nothing like what was portrayed in the segment you played!

Seattle news is not the same.

Nov. 24 2009 05:56 PM
Matthew CT from Memphis

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the part of the play where they're 'narrating the subtext' directly lifted from the "30 Acts in 60 Minutes" episode of "This American Life?"

It's here, and it's about 25 minutes in:

I know, I know, I'm cross-referencing public radio with public radio. It's what I do.

Nov. 24 2009 01:58 AM
Rob Taylor from Washington, DC

I loved your interview with Tom Paulson. As an alumnus of the P-I, I can concur that it was a quirky and imperfect vehicle for the common good, but it was a wonderful source of information on the Puget Sound region. The play does a fine job of satirizing journalists and their subjects.
I miss the P-I. And don't tell me the online version is a proper substitute.

Nov. 23 2009 01:25 PM

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