Can Patch patch up journalism?

Posted on January 14, 2011

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When is the last time you received one (or five) of those free AOL CDs in the mail? Yeah, it’s been a long, long time. But don’t count AOL out just yet. The company has launched the Patch community in 19 U.S. states so far. Patch is a self-described online only source for very local community news. A former colleague of ours who is now running a Patch site termed them “hyper-local.” Another new Patch-er is former Gannett employee Louis Hochman. He says, “I wouldn’t have joined Patch if I didn’t think it was onto something.” We agree. Patch is definitely onto something and AOL could benefit from this venture. We just hope it’s not (another) passing fad.

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