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Delivery and page width The Seattle Times was an afternoon paper for 104 years until March 6, 2000.<ref>Seattle Times quick facts</ref> It switched to morning delivery to avoid the fate of other afternoon newspapers that had shut down.<ref>American Journalism Review: 40 Years Of Death In The Afternoon</ref> This placed the Times in direct competition with its JOA partner, the morning Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Nine years later, the P-I became an online-only publication.

For decades, the broadsheet page width of the Times was {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}, printed from a 54-inch web, the four-page width of a roll of newsprint. Following changing industry standards, the width of the page was reduced in 2005 by {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}, to {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}, now a 50-inch web standard. In February 2009, the web size was further reduced to 46 inches, which narrowed the page by another inch to {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} in width.<ref>"Seattle Times making move to 46-inch web". News and Tech.com, February 2008</ref>


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