In her announcement of a revamped Seattle P-I Web site, Michelle Nicolosi gives us a few tantalizing hints of what's to come. First, as our Mark D. Fefer predicted, more inane slide shows of adorable pets, delectable starlets, and wire photos of important world events--without actual stories attached to them.
Says Nicolosi, "Readers are also interested in photo galleries for all kinds of news and features. Our daily news of the world photo gallery is one of the most popular features on SeattlePI.com."
What else will be in the new, news-lite P-I....?
But here's a bit of mystery to Nicolosi's pronouncement. As our Rick Anderson has reported, via The New York Times, several new celebrity bloggers will join the P-I ranks. Will they also be blogging for free, like Bus Chick? Prominent among the new editorial "hires," is Jim McDermott, our globetrotting congressman-for-life (as Aimee Curl has reported).
Wait, Jim McDermott blogs? Jim McDermott uses a computer? Jim McDermott understands the Internet as something other than a system of tubes and pipes? Is he going to dictate his thoughts to assistants while flying from Botswana to Paris? Or write them in longhand on parchment with a quill pen?
And what will his blog be called? "Congressman Chick" doesn't have the right ring to it. So how about these possible monikers...
Friend of Bono
Seventh District Sweetheart
Too Frequent Flier
The Power of Incumbency
Jet Set Musings
Ten Terms Is Never Enough
View From the Top
You Damn Kids Get Off of My Blog
Help Me Pay My $1 Million Legal Settlement to John Boehner