One of Seattle’s biggest Asian English-language weekly newspapers will be ceasing its print edition for the first time in more than 40 years after January 21, 2023.
Northwest Asian Weekly made the announcement Thursday in its online edition saying it would update its website on a more frequent basis.
Its companion newspaper, the Chinese language Seattle Chinese Post will end publication completely with its last edition also on January 21.
“For the past four decades, we have witnessed nothing but miracles which inspired us to develop quality work and survive through our struggles. We’ve been able to persevere for so long because of our advertisers and loyal readers. Your support has been unwavering. For that, we are profoundly grateful,” it said.
It vowed to continue its award-winning journalism and said it would continue to serve the community.
“While we are sad to make this tough decision, the support we are receiving gives us joy and comfort, especially during the pandemic. We thank the federal government for its PPP (Payroll Protection and Program) loan, the state’s funding for special reporting and coverage on COVID-19 and other topics, and the county and city for their continued partnership. The generous support we’ve received from everyone including the community, sponsors for our activities, corporations, and community organizations has kept us going through all these years.”
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