Seattle PI: ba ba ba, another one bites the dust.

Another day, another newspaper goes away. From the soon to be internet only Seattle PI:

Staffers chosen to participate in an online-only version of the Seattle P-I were notified of their selection Wednesday and Thursday. The selections indicate The Hearst Corp.’s plan for such a Web site is advancing.Two reporters said they received “provisional offers” from P-I New Media head Michelle Nicolosi or Hearst executive Ken Riddick. They said they were told they will be given formal offers if the Web site gets the go-ahead from Hearst’s senior management.

The numbers: 170 before. 22 after. More here and here.