SEATTLE (AP) — The online-only successor to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer is celebrating its first birthday.
Seattlepi.com began on the Web on March 18, 2009, a day after the 146-year-old P-I published its last edition on newsprint. Its owner, New York-based Hearst Corp., had been losing money on the newspaper for years, and the Web-only version is designed to change that.
Seattlepi.com says it now receives an average of 40 million page views per month.
The Web site is holding a birthday party Thursday night with music, cheap beer and free cupcakes at a venue in Seattle's Belltown district. Proceeds from the $5 cover charge will go to 826 Seattle, a nonprofit writing center for kids.