A copy editor works on the last print P-I.
  • March 16, 2009: A copy editor works on the last print P-I.

I took this picture almost exactly one year ago, as the old Seattle Post-Intelligencer floated off into oblivion and the new SeattlePI.com was born.

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Tomorrow night the new, online-only P-I will be celebrating its one-year-old self at the Crocodile with $1 beers and cupcakes and music by The Lights. How long can the actual lights stay on at Hearst's online-only experiment? It's not making money yet, but Poynter reports that it's getting around 4 million unique visitors a month, and quotes Pat Balles, SeattlePI.com's general manager, as saying, "We are optimistic."

Last week I reported on what some ex-P-I staffers think of the new project. Think they'll let me into the party after all that?