This blog post comes to you from my trusty team member Sharon Baker, and its a good one.

She writes:

Enterprising do-it-yourselfers playing in the technology arena will want to take note of a surprising change at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Microsoft reporter Todd Bishop and venture and startup reporter John Cook left the PI Friday to create a new online technology venture in conjunction with the Puget Sound Business Journal. The news was first reported by Brier Dudley at The Seattle Times.

Their departure wipes out the technology coverage at the PI, and opens a window of opportunity for publicity seekers with news tips and story ideas. If you have a technology story to tell and would like to see it appear in the PI, send your pitches to Business Editor Margaret Santjer at

The new PSBJ tech site won’t be up for a few weeks, according to information posted on a temporary holding page, which provides a form to sign up to receive updates on the new venture. Visit it here:

It is interesting to note that Bishop and Cook have co-founder titles, a good sign that the new venture is going to be controlled locally. With their years of experience, professional blogging credentials and large following, the new site will be a good place to learn about start-ups, financing and entrepreneurship. While the focus will be on technology, the venture will offer plenty of tips that are useful to all industries so wise do-it-yourselfers will want to tune in.

Enterprising DIY publicists wishing to get in touch will Cook and Bishop can do so at and