Roy Greenslade of the Guardian carries along a presentation at the World Editors Forum from Stephen Brook on hyperlocal success in Sweden and Finland. Those markets are among the world's most innovative in digital journalism, and what they're finding is that the hyperlocal approach is doing well.
But citizen journalism is stalling or perhaps not contributing as expected.
Nicely put, the approach of hyperlocal is not only geographic but mental proximity, says Reeta Merlainen, editor in chief of the Helsingin Sanomat.
Robb Montgomery posted video of the presentation here.