The Washington Post closed LoudonExtra.com, its major initiative into neighbourhood news. Everyblock, tne exceptional technological platform to examine what's happening on your street and in your midst, was sold to MSNBC. Huffington Post and Facebook worked through a new model of social networking that has strong local applicability. And a conference at the Aspen Institute discussed some business model proposals (largely shooting them down, which is the way critics typically work en route to acceptance).
Fast Company's Michael Gluckstadt chronicles the week that was and implies a more interesting question toward the end of his piece. He suggests hyperlocal ought not be judged as some sort of saviour of journalism, but as a model on ints own that contributes to the broader public sphere.