In March, Hearst closed the 146-year-old Post-Intelligencer newspaper and dumped 140 of us onto the street in the depths of the recession.

[What happened next?](http://safetynetseattle.blogspot.com/2009/11/seven-months-later-whats-happened-to.html) 
For the majority, the story is pretty depressing. The majority of those journalists are not working in journalism any more. But, I note, a handful are starting their own businesses or are involved with start-ups. There’s some hope in that.