Todd Bishop, John Cook leave Seattle P-I to join Puget Sound Business Journal

Not really Windows Live news, per se, but Seattle P-I Technology reporter Todd Bishop has left the P-I to join the Puget Sound Business Journal, according to Twitter messages left by both him and fellow ex-P-I reporter John Cook.  Kind of stunning news, as Bishop has been a mainstay at the P-I, and is one of the best in the business when it comes to coverage of Microsoft.  Here’s his twitter message:

John Cook and I left P-I today, joined Puget Sound Business Journal. Exciting new adventure for me. Will still blog MSFT. More details soon.

Cook covered venture capital news for the P-I, and he and Bishop were a solid one-two punch in tech reporting, respected not only in Seattle but around the country and the tech world.  Of course they will still be continuing to report on tech, but this is a big blow for the P-I, and another indication that mainstream newspapers are in serious trouble.  LiveSide has enjoyed some much appreciated ink (and links) from Bishop, something we’re proud of, and we want to wish Bishop and Cook all the best in their new endeavors.