This blog and our library have long been interested in the state of local news organizations. (Check out the online audio from our panel discussion on hyperlocal journalism here). That is why we were sad to hear about the end of the Chicago New Cooperative, which was a nonprofit experiment in local news. This NY Times’ media blog post, News Nonprofit in Chicago to Suspend Operations By BRIAN STELTER, discusses some of the details. This Time Out Chicago post, Why Chicago News Cooperative is flying the coop by Robert Feder, provides more of the dirt.