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Writer Gives Thanks for Eddie Murphy, Bruce Beresford - Posted November 24, 2014
Journalists-slash-screenwriters, please take note. In turkey-dinner terms, it is possible that great script you just finished polishing will not hear the cry of "Action!" until Thanksgiving 2025. By way of proof, we point you to a recent ... [GalleyCat]

Writer Gives Thanks for Eddie Murphy, Bruce Beresford - Posted November 24, 2014
Journalists-slash-screenwriters, please take note. In turkey dinner terms, it is possible that great script you just finished polishing will not hear the cry of "Action!" until Thanksgiving 2025. By way of proof, we point you to a recent ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Writer Gives Thanks for Eddie Murphy, Bruce Beresford - Posted November 24, 2014
Journalists-slash-screenwriters, please take note. In turkey dinner terms, it is possible that great script you just finished polishing will not hear the cry of "Action!" until Thanksgiving 2025. By way of proof, we point you to a recent ... [FishbowlNY]

The New Face of Patch: Tammy - Posted August 20, 2014
In a brief but excellent item about the current post-AOL state of Patch, Talking New Media's D.B. Hebbard cites the following sad state of Midwestern affairs: Several Patch sites appear to have become largely controlled by a local business that... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The New Face of Patch: Tammy - Posted August 20, 2014
In a brief but excellent item about the current post-AOL state of Patch, Talking New Media's D.B. Hebbard cites the following sad state of Midwestern affairs: Several Patch sites appear to have become largely controlled by a local business that... [FishbowlNY]

A Consolidation of Brooklyn Hyper-Local - Posted July 15, 2014
This particular media merger did not exactly make headlines. But you can bet any and all interested in the future of hyper-local will be paying close attention. From metropolitan news reporter Vivian Yee's article in the ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

A Consolidation of Brooklyn Hyper-Local - Posted July 15, 2014
This particular media merger did not exactly make headlines. But you can bet any and all interested in the future of hyper-local will be paying close attention. From metropolitan news reporter Vivian Yee's article in the ... [FishbowlNY]

Former Patch Editor Has a Message for Tim Armstrong - Posted July 7, 2014
Leslie Yager, who edited Patch sites in Norwalk and Wilton, CT prior to being laid off in January, met the head of Patch only once. Now that she has started her own ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Former Patch Editor Has a Message for Tim Armstrong - Posted July 7, 2014
Leslie Yager, who edited Patch sites in Norwalk and Wilton, CT prior to being laid off in January, met the head of Patch only once. Now that she has started her own ... [FishbowlNY]

Hyperlocal Network HamletHub Adds Another - Posted June 30, 2014
In the shadow of the rise and fall of Patch, another hyperlocal network has been doing it in a manner that the AOL venture likely wishes - in retrospect - that it had too. Namely, growing via baby steps rather than busting out quickly across the country to satisfy a parent-company... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Hyperlocal Network HamletHub Adds Another - Posted June 30, 2014
In the shadow of the rise and fall of Patch, another hyperlocal network has been doing it in a manner that the AOL venture likely wishes - in retrospect - that it had too. Namely, growing via baby steps rather than busting out quickly across the country to satisfy a parent-company... [FishbowlNY]

Hyperlocal Network HamletHub Expands from Connecticut to New York - Posted March 7, 2014
To be the opposite of Patch or not to be the opposite of Patch... That is the perception facing all other hyperlocal U.S. networks. HamletHub, winner of Connecticut Press Awards in 2012 and 2013, is expanding into New York state. Today, founder ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Hyperlocal Network HamletHub Expands from Connecticut to New York - Posted March 7, 2014
To be the opposite of Patch or not to be the opposite of Patch... That is the perception facing all other hyperlocal U.S. networks. HamletHub, winner of Connecticut Press Awards in 2012 and 2013, is expanding into New York state. Today, founder ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Flipboard Buys Zite | BBC3 to Go Online-Only | Egypt Tries AJ Staff - Posted March 6, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Flipboard Buys Zite | BBC3 to Go Online-Only | Egypt Tries AJ Staff - Posted March 6, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Hundreds Fired at Patch | SOTU Ratings Down | WaPo Expanding - Posted January 30, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Hundreds Fired at Patch | SOTU Ratings Down | WaPo Expanding - Posted January 30, 2014
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New Patch Owner Cuts Hundreds of Staffers - Posted January 29, 2014
Hale Global, the company that bought Patch from AOL in January, is slimming down operations. Jim Romenesko reports that the company has fired "hundreds" (about two thirds of staffers) from Patch. And the way they did it wasn... [morningmedianewsfeed]

New Patch Owner Cuts Hundreds of Staffers - Posted January 29, 2014
Hale Global, the company that bought Patch from AOL in January, is slimming down operations. Jim Romenesko reports that the company has fired "hundreds" (about two thirds of staffers) from Patch. And the way they did it wasn... [FishbowlNY]

Connecticut Patch Sites Desperately Seek Lunch - Posted January 27, 2014
This is just a guess, but tweeting the exact same thing from multiple accounts is probably not the best way to do hyper local journalism. As you can see, the tweet "It's lunch time! What's the best place to get something good... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Connecticut Patch Sites Desperately Seek Lunch - Posted January 27, 2014
This is just a guess, but tweeting the exact same thing from multiple accounts is probably not the best way to do hyper local journalism. As you can see, the tweet "It's lunch time! What's the best place to get something good... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: AOL Sells Patch | Yahoo! COO Out | News Corp. Ices Pensions - Posted January 16, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: AOL Sells Patch | Yahoo! COO Out | News Corp. Ices Pensions - Posted January 16, 2014
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Locable Network Targets Entrepreneurial Journalists - Posted January 10, 2014
Locable, a growing network of 45-plus local community news-oriented websites, is hoping to succeed where other hyperlocal operations have faltered. The company, started five years ago as an MBA research project out of the University of Washington, differentiates itself from similar hyperloc... [TVSpy]

Locable Network Targets Entrepreneurial Journalists - Posted January 10, 2014
Locable, a growing network of 45-plus local community news-oriented websites, is hoping to succeed where other hyperlocal operations have faltered. The company, started five years ago as an MBA research project out of the University of Washington, differentiates itself from similar hyperloca... [SocialTimes.com]

Uncertain Future for AOL's Patch - Posted December 30, 2013
By now, most media pundits and journalism wonks have all but concluded their somewhat premature postmortems on what exactly went wrong at Patch, AOL's network of local news and information sites. Although the company's problems had been mounting for several years, the combination of major lay... [10,000 Words]

Newspaper Vet Moves On from Patch Conference Call Layoff - Posted December 26, 2013
From August 2011 until August 2013, former Atlanta Journal Constitution reporter Ralph Ellis was the editor of Decatur/Avondale Estates Patch. Looking back this week on a tumultuou... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Newspaper Vet Moves On from Patch Conference Call Layoff - Posted December 26, 2013
From August 2011 until August 2013, former Atlanta Journal Constitution reporter Ralph Ellis was the editor of Decatur/Avondale Estates Patch. Looking back this week on a tumultuou... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Patch Shutting Down? | Megyn Kelly on Santa | NYT Making Changes - Posted December 16, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Patch Shutting Down? | Megyn Kelly on Santa | NYT Making Changes - Posted December 16, 2013
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Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter 'Nearby' Feature | Facebook TV Advertising - Posted December 16, 2013
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New Catchphrase? Tim Armstrong Deems Patch an 'Asset with Optionality' - Posted December 12, 2013
For Patch local editors grappling with shopping mall Santa features and overseeing in some cases a great many additional hubs, these words likely rang hollow. But to FishbowlNY's ears, a portion of Tim Armstrong's remark... [GalleyCat]

New Catchphrase? Tim Armstrong Deems Patch an 'Asset with Optionality' - Posted December 12, 2013
For Patch local editors grappling with shopping mall Santa features and overseeing in some cases a great many additional hubs, these words likely rang hollow. But to FishbowlNY's ears, a portion of Tim Armstrong's remark... [morningmedianewsfeed]

New Catchphrase? Tim Armstrong Deems Patch an 'Asset with Optionality' - Posted December 12, 2013
For Patch local editors grappling with shopping mall Santa features and overseeing in some cases a great many additional hubs, these words likely rang hollow. But to FishbowlNY's ears, a portion of Tim Armstrong's remark... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: More NSA Stories to Come | Breaking Bad's Finale | More Patch Sites to Close - Posted September 30, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: More NSA Stories to Come | Breaking Bad's Finale | More Patch Sites to Close - Posted September 30, 2013
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Florida Startup Pitches Tim Armstrong About Hyper-Local - Posted August 23, 2013
The August 22 post on New Tampa Patch by Skylar Hedstrom is only ten words long. Although it does manage to properly embed a recent video pitch to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong from local startup UNA... [GalleyCat]

Florida Startup Pitches Tim Armstrong About Hyper-Local - Posted August 23, 2013
The August 22 post on New Tampa Patch by Skylar Hedstrom is only ten words long. Although it does manage to properly embed a recent video pitch to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong from local startup UNA... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Florida Startup Pitches Tim Armstrong About Hyper-Local - Posted August 23, 2013
The August 22 post on New Tampa Patch by Skylar Hedstrom is only ten words long. Although it does manage to properly embed a recent video pitch to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong from local startup UNA... [FishbowlNY]

4 Musts for Doing Quality Online Local News - Posted August 23, 2013
Given the corporate turmoil and massive cuts playing out before us at AOL's Patch, I've been thinking quite a bit about what went wrong with the local news provider. They had the bodies, tools and platform to do good local journalism, but t... [TVSpy]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Greenwald Partner Held | Fox Buys Vice Stake | 480 Out at Patch - Posted August 19, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Greenwald Partner Held | Fox Buys Vice Stake | 480 Out at Patch - Posted August 19, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Armstrong Apologizes | Bustle Launch Slammed | Jack Germond Dies - Posted August 14, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Armstrong Apologizes | Bustle Launch Slammed | Jack Germond Dies - Posted August 14, 2013
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Tim Armstrong Apologizes for Conference Call Canning - Posted August 13, 2013
We're not sure why it took AOL CEO Tim Armstrong two full business days to circulate an internal apology for his on-the-spot firing of Patch creative director ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Tim Armstrong Apologizes for Conference Call Canning - Posted August 13, 2013
We're not sure why it took AOL CEO Tim Armstrong two full business days to circulate an internal apology for his on-the-spot firing of Patch creative director ... [FishbowlNY]

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Failed PR 101 - Posted August 12, 2013
Today in CEOs Behaving Badly: We understand why AOL chief Tim Armstrong was a little upset at the unfortunate struggles of Patch, his well-meaning $300 million experiment in hyper-local news content. He promised AOL that the venture would tu... [PRNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: AOL CEO's Public Firing | ME Gov 'Threatens' Paper | NPR's 'Flawed' Report - Posted August 12, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: AOL CEO's Public Firing | ME Gov 'Threatens' Paper | NPR's 'Flawed' Report - Posted August 12, 2013
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Free Portfolio Service for Affected Patch Staffers - Posted August 9, 2013
Journalists are good people. Remember the pizzas the Chicago Tribune sent to the Globe newsroom? In the same vein, I received an email this morning from ... [TVSpy]

Tim Armstrong Welcomes New Patch CEO, Delays Layoffs - Posted August 9, 2013
A very reliable Patch-connected source, who wishes to remain anonymous, has passed on to FishbowlNY the main details of this morning's company-wide conference call. As we ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Tim Armstrong Welcomes New Patch CEO, Delays Layoffs - Posted August 9, 2013
A very reliable Patch-connected source, who wishes to remain anonymous, has passed on to FishbowlNY the main details of this morning's company-wide conference call. As we ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Alec Baldwin on MSNBC? | Kelly Bumps Hannity? | Patch to Lay Off Hundreds - Posted August 9, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Alec Baldwin on MSNBC? | Kelly Bumps Hannity? | Patch to Lay Off Hundreds - Posted August 9, 2013
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Report: Ax Has Already Fallen on Top Patch Execs - Posted August 8, 2013
We have been hearing the same rumor today. According to Business Insider's Nicholas Carlson, as Patch is gearing up for a ... [GalleyCat]

Report: Ax Has Already Fallen on Top Patch Execs - Posted August 8, 2013
We have been hearing the same rumor today. According to Business Insider's Nicholas Carlson, as Patch is gearing up for a ... [AllTwitter]

Report: Ax Has Already Fallen on Top Patch Execs - Posted August 8, 2013
We have been hearing the same rumor today. According to Business Insider's Nicholas Carlson, as Patch is gearing up for a ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Report: Ax Has Already Fallen on Top Patch Execs - Posted August 8, 2013
We have been hearing the same rumor today. According to Business Insider's Nicholas Carlson, as Patch is gearing up for a ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: AOL to Shed 300 Patch Sites | NYT Not for Sale | DCist Editor Fired - Posted August 8, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: AOL to Shed 300 Patch Sites | NYT Not for Sale | DCist Editor Fired - Posted August 8, 2013
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AOL to Shutter or Sell Unprofitable Patch Sites - Posted August 7, 2013
While some at AOL were likely excited about the news of its Adap.tv purchase announced this morning, the same can't be said about those working for Patch, AOL's network of hyperlocal news sites. According t... [morningmedianewsfeed]

AOL to Shutter or Sell Unprofitable Patch Sites - Posted August 7, 2013
While some at AOL were likely excited about the news of its Adap.tv purchase announced this morning, the same can't be said about those working for Patch, AOL's network of hyperlocal news sites. According t... [FishbowlNY]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Video Ads | Tweeting Mom's Death - Posted July 31, 2013
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A Hyper-Local News Site That's Chock Full of Ads - Posted July 8, 2013
Fascinating piece at Nieman Lab by Dan Kennedy, assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University and author of The Wired City: Reimagining Journalism and Civic Life in the Post-Newspaper Age. It's all about The Batavian, a ... [GalleyCat]

A Hyper-Local News Site That's Chock Full of Ads - Posted July 8, 2013
Fascinating piece at Nieman Lab by Dan Kennedy, assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University and author of The Wired City: Reimagining Journalism and Civic Life in the Post-Newspaper Age. It's all about The Batavian, a ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

A Hyper-Local News Site That's Chock Full of Ads - Posted July 8, 2013
Fascinating piece at Nieman Lab by Dan Kennedy, assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University and author of The Wired City: Reimagining Journalism and Civic Life in the Post-Newspaper Age. It's all about The Batavian, a ... [FishbowlNY]

Latest Patch Site is Hyper-Fictitious - Posted July 5, 2013
And, in this anniversary month of the death of Walter Cronkite, Propwash Junction Patch is being edited by Windy Kronkite, no less. She and the entire site are fake. Although Propwash Junction Patch looks and feels like every other recently redesigned Patch site, it's actually a clever rich content ad for Disney's... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Latest Patch Site is Hyper-Fictitious - Posted July 5, 2013
And, in this anniversary month of the death of Walter Cronkite, Propwash Junction Patch is being edited by Windy Kronkite, no less. She and the entire site are fake. Although Propwash Junction Patch looks and feels like every other recently redesigned Patch site, it's actually a clever rich content ad for Disney's... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Murdoch Caught on Tape | Al Jazeera Targeted | Trouble at Patch? - Posted July 5, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Murdoch Caught on Tape | Al Jazeera Targeted | Trouble at Patch? - Posted July 5, 2013
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West Coast Print Veterans Win Awards for Patch - Posted June 24, 2013
Among the many first-place awards handed out Sunday night at the LA Press Club's SoCal Journalism Awards was Online Journalist of the Year. That particular honor went to ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

West Coast Print Veterans Win Awards for Patch - Posted June 24, 2013
Among the many first-place awards handed out Sunday night at the LA Press Club's SoCal Journalism Awards was Online Journalist of the Year. That particular honor went to ... [FishbowlNY]

AOL's CEO on Patch, Native Advertising and Why Journalism Won't Die - Posted June 13, 2013
This morning, media pros gathered at the Bryant Park Grill for the inaugural "Media Minds" breakfast, featuring Tim Armstrong, chairman and CEO of AOL, and Susan Lyne... [TVSpy]

A New Internship Program at Patch, Complete With Scholarship - Posted January 24, 2013
This summer, Patch will be partnering with the Dow Jones News Fund to provide their summer interns with a unique experience: Interns will complete a week-long training program at Western Kentucky University before heading back to their prospective posts across the country. Not only are travel expenses and housing cov... [10,000 Words]

Patch Names Steven Kalin President and COO - Posted December 6, 2012
Patch, the hyper-local network from AOL, has named Steven Kalin its president and chief operating officer. In the newly created role, Kalin will be overseeing day-to-day editorial and sales ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Patch Names Steven Kalin President and COO - Posted December 6, 2012
Patch, the hyper-local network from AOL, has named Steven Kalin its president and chief operating officer. In the newly created role, Kalin will be overseeing day-to-day editorial and sales ... [FishbowlNY]

Ken Paulson Joins Patch Board of Advisors - Posted October 3, 2012
Ken Paulson, the founding editor of USA Today, has joined Patch's Board of Advisors. Paulson currently serves as president and CEO of Vanderbilt University's First Am... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Ken Paulson Joins Patch Board of Advisors - Posted October 3, 2012
Ken Paulson, the founding editor of USA Today, has joined Patch's Board of Advisors. Paulson currently serves as president and CEO of Vanderbilt University's First Am... [FishbowlNY]

Social Media Newsfeed: Emmys Prank | Hostage Taker Posts | Downloadable Tweets - Posted September 24, 2012
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Patch Launches A More Social, More Mobile Site - Posted September 23, 2012
In recent months, there's been much talk of the booming New York tech scene. The city has the fastest growing tech sector in the nation, helped along by Mayor Bloomberg's pitch to entrepre... [FishbowlLA]

Patch Launches A More Social, More Mobile Site - Posted September 23, 2012
In recent months, there's been much talk of the booming New York tech scene. The city has the fastest growing tech sector in the nation, helped along by Mayor Bloomberg's pitch to entrepre... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Patch Launches A More Social, More Mobile Site - Posted September 23, 2012
In recent months, there's been much talk of the booming New York tech scene. The city has the fastest growing tech sector in the nation, helped along by Mayor Bloomberg's pitch to entrepre... [FishbowlNY]

Revolving Door: Robin Roberts announces new health battle, Changes at 'The Cut' blog and MSNBC - Posted June 11, 2012
Robin Roberts announced on GMA this morning that she has a rare blood and bone marrow disease called MDS for which she is beginning treatment today. You can learn more about this disease ... [PRNewser]

Patch Sets Records for Traffic and Revenue - Posted June 11, 2012
Patch, AOL's network of hyper local news sites, enjoyed May quite a bit. According to a press release, last month brought record amounts of traffic and revenue to the venture.... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Patch Sets Records for Traffic and Revenue - Posted June 11, 2012
Patch, AOL's network of hyper local news sites, enjoyed May quite a bit. According to a press release, last month brought record amounts of traffic and revenue to the venture.... [FishbowlNY]

Business Issues Aside, Patch Is a Good Addition to Your Media List - Posted May 23, 2012
Perhaps taking a page out of Third Point's activist investor guidebook, investment advisor Starboard Value has launched a proxy battle against AOL to get seats on the board and then push to unload local news outlet Patch. Patch ... [AgencySpy]

Business Issues Aside, Patch Is a Good Addition to Your Media List - Posted May 23, 2012
Perhaps taking a page out of Third Point's activist investor guidebook, investment advisor Starboard Value has launched a proxy battle against AOL to get seats on the board and then push to unload local news outlet Patch. Patch ... [PRNewser]

Patch Cuts 20 Managers, Restructures - Posted May 22, 2012
AOL's Patch is cutting 20 managers as it folds its South "zone" into its East zone. The Wall Street Journal reports that the restructu... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Patch Cuts 20 Managers, Restructures - Posted May 22, 2012
AOL's Patch is cutting 20 managers as it folds its South "zone" into its East zone. The Wall Street Journal reports that the restructu... [FishbowlNY]

Chatsworth Patch Expands to Northridge, Porter Ranch - Posted April 17, 2012
Chatsworth Patch has expanded their hyper-local news site to include their neighbors to the north and east in Porter Ranch and Northridge. Now called Northridge-Chatsworth Patch, editor Saul Daniels ... [FishbowlLA]

Email Proves Some Patch Layoffs Might Be Good - Posted March 1, 2012
PandoDaily, citing a "pretty good" source, is reporting that AOL will be laying off 100s of employees next week, some of them from its hyperlocal network, Patch. We asked Patch for comment, but haven't he... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Email Proves Some Patch Layoffs Might Be Good - Posted March 1, 2012
PandoDaily, citing a "pretty good" source, is reporting that AOL will be laying off 100s of employees next week, some of them from its hyperlocal network, Patch. We asked Patch for comment, but haven't he... [FishbowlNY]

Patch Wants to Patch Things Up - Posted February 10, 2012
Looks like Patch is trying to establish a united front. Jim Romenesko wrote a piece that suggested that AOL's hyperlocal news network wa... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Patch Wants to Patch Things Up - Posted February 10, 2012
Looks like Patch is trying to establish a united front. Jim Romenesko wrote a piece that suggested that AOL's hyperlocal news network wa... [FishbowlNY]

Patch Triples its Traffic; Steps Up Local Election Coverage - Posted January 11, 2012
The hyperlocal news platform Patch has been criticized for a number of reasons, including its traffic, which some say should be higher based on the ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Patch Triples its Traffic; Steps Up Local Election Coverage - Posted January 11, 2012
The hyperlocal news platform Patch has been criticized for a number of reasons, including its traffic, which some say should be higher based on the ... [FishbowlNY]

Mark Teixeira Loves Patch - Posted October 28, 2011
(Photo by Myra Iqbal) Patch is an up and down venture, b... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Mark Teixeira Loves Patch - Posted October 28, 2011
(Photo by Myra Iqbal) Patch is an up and down venture, b... [FishbowlNY]

Patch Cuts Back - Posted October 6, 2011
AOL's Patch network is cutting back in the hopes of turning a profit by the end of 2011, reports Forbes. That'll be tough to do if it keeps losing money the way it has. In the first quarter it lost about $40 million, and in 2Q the sites ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Patch Cuts Back - Posted October 6, 2011
AOL's Patch network is cutting back in the hopes of turning a profit by the end of 2011, reports Forbes. That'll be tough to do if it keeps losing money the way it has. In the first quarter it lost about $40 million, and in 2Q the sites ... [FishbowlNY]

AOL Trademark Filings, Domain Buy Point to Social Media Platform - Posted September 16, 2011
About two weeks ago AOL filed five applications with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) in order to enhance the company's online local and community based service offerings. On the same day of the filing, the company purchased the domain name called NVIBE. What does this mean for AOL? Mo... [SocialTimes.com]

Analyst: AOL Spends $160 Million on Patch - Posted August 15, 2011
According to an analyst, AOL is spending a lot of money - about $160 million - to keep its local news network Patch, afloat. That breaks down to about $150,000 per site annually. And that is way too much money for a group of sites that seem to be spinning their... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Analyst: AOL Spends $160 Million on Patch - Posted August 15, 2011
According to an analyst, AOL is spending a lot of money - about $160 million - to keep its local news network Patch, afloat. That breaks down to about $150,000 per site annually. And that is way too much money for a group of sites that seem to be spinning their... [FishbowlNY]

AOL Huffington Post Media Group Relaunches OffTheBus for 2012 Election Season - Posted July 7, 2011
Citizen journalism is back on the bus for the 2012 presidential election with AOL Huffington Post Media Group's relaunch of OffTheBus. OffTheBus will combine the efforts of ... [SocialTimes.com]

Patch Editor: Sites Shifting Toward National View - Posted July 7, 2011
According to a Patch editor, the model of "all local, all the time," might not be working for the hyperlocal news network. The editor told Streetfight that in 3Q, The Huffington Post model of writing about whatever gets the most clicks (even if it's not local) is going to take hold: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Patch Editor: Sites Shifting Toward National View - Posted July 7, 2011
According to a Patch editor, the model of "all local, all the time," might not be working for the hyperlocal news network. The editor told Streetfight that in 3Q, The Huffington Post model of writing about whatever gets the most clicks (even if it's not local) is going to take hold: ... [FishbowlNY]

AOL and AmEx Team Up for Hyperlocal Deals - Posted June 13, 2011
Readers of AOL's hyperlocal Patch network of sites will gain access to hyperlocal deals and the ability to complete transactions with local merchants as the result of an agreement between AOL and ... [SocialTimes.com]

Traffic to Aol's Patch Has Doubled - Posted May 27, 2011
Here's some good news to start the weekend with: Aol's Patch sites have doubled their traffic this year. Forbes ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Traffic to Aol's Patch Has Doubled - Posted May 27, 2011
Here's some good news to start the weekend with: Aol's Patch sites have doubled their traffic this year. Forbes ... [FishbowlNY]

What is the Right Editor-to-Contributor Ratio? - Posted May 11, 2011
When AOL's Patch announced it was, uh, acquiring (not hiring, as they will be unpaid) 8,000 new bloggers, Venture Beat editor ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

What is the Right Editor-to-Contributor Ratio? - Posted May 11, 2011
When AOL's Patch announced it was, uh, acquiring (not hiring, as they will be unpaid) 8,000 new bloggers, Venture Beat editor ... [FishbowlNY]

AOL Lost $40 Million on Patch During First Quarter - Posted May 5, 2011
According to Forbes, AOL lost $40 million on its local news network Patch during the first quarter. And despite adding a bunch of unpaid bloggers... [morningmedianewsfeed]

AOL Lost $40 Million on Patch During First Quarter - Posted May 5, 2011
According to Forbes, AOL lost $40 million on its local news network Patch during the first quarter. And despite adding a bunch of unpaid bloggers... [FishbowlNY]

Patch Launches Blogger Platform - Posted May 4, 2011
Those 8,000 bloggers Patch said they were going to "hire" are apparently ready to go, because Arianna Huffington just posted - on ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Patch Launches Blogger Platform - Posted May 4, 2011
Those 8,000 bloggers Patch said they were going to "hire" are apparently ready to go, because Arianna Huffington just posted - on ... [FishbowlNY]

Five Things AOL's Patch Is Doing Right - Posted April 29, 2011
Patch has gotten somewhat of a bad reputation in journalism circles -- remember when USC journalism professor Robert Hernandez asked Tim Armstrong if Patch is "evil" at 2010's Online News Association conference? For those of you who have been living under a rock, Pa... [10,000 Words]

AOL's Patch to Hire as Many as 800 New Journalists - Posted April 13, 2011
AOL's Patch websites are looking to hire as many as 800 full-time employees at the local-news operations across the country, Bloomberg reports. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

AOL's Patch to Hire as Many as 800 New Journalists - Posted April 13, 2011
AOL's Patch websites are looking to hire as many as 800 full-time employees at the local-news operations across the country, Bloomberg reports. ... [FishbowlNY]

The State of the News Media 2011: AOL News Before The Huffington Post - Posted March 14, 2011
The State of the News Media 2011, an annual report from the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

After Downsizing, Huffington Post Media Group Staffs Up - Posted March 14, 2011
Just two business days after it was out with the old at AOL and Huffington Post Media Group, it was in with the new, as the division created by the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Outside.in's Josephson 'Thrilled' to Join AOL; Patch Produces a Piece of Content Every 15 Seconds - Posted March 4, 2011
Fresh off the news this morning that AOL had acquired hyperlocal aggregator Outside.in for $10 million, representatives from both companies appeared this morning on a panel at Borrell Associates' Local Online Advertising Conference at the ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Outside.in's Josephson 'Thrilled' to Join AOL; Patch Produces a Piece of Content Every 15 Seconds - Posted March 4, 2011
Fresh off the news this morning that AOL had acquired hyperlocal aggregator Outside.in for $10 million, representatives from both companies appeared this morning on a panel at Borrell Associates' Local Online Advertising Conference at the ... [FishbowlNY]

Journal Register Takes Aim at Patch, HuffPost - Posted February 23, 2011
Journal Register CEO John Paton is aiming high, telling Beet.TV that his 324 or so publications, which serve more than 900 comm... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Patch Topples Paywall in Sonoma, Calif. - Posted December 8, 2010
The launch of Sonoma Patch, a hyperlocal news site covering Sonoma, Calif., which is part of Aol's Patch initiative, cru... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Patch Editor-in-Chief Brian Farnham on Perceived Lack of Oversight, Plagiarism Issues - Posted November 10, 2010
Brian Farnham, editor-in-chief of Patch, Aol's network of hyperlocal news sites, spoke with ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Mel Taylor: Aol's Patch Geared Toward Advertisers, Not Readers - Posted October 26, 2010
Mel Taylor, a strategist focused on online revenue for hyperlocal media, shared his theory about Aol's Patch ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Patching Things Up at Aol's Patch - Posted October 12, 2010
Aol's Patch hyperlocal news initiative has seen rapid growth, but that expansion has also brought several ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Plagiarism at AOL's West Hollywood Patch - Posted September 30, 2010
When local blogger Alissa Walker of GelatoBaby.com discovered a portion of an obituary she had written for John Chase had been plagiarized by AOL-owned website West Hollywood Patch, she contacted the site's editor. The Informer at LA Weekly has published the email response Walker rece... [FishbowlLA]

Patch Admits it Lifted Photo From Local Blogger - Posted September 30, 2010
AOL Patch has admitted it was wrong in lifting a photo off a local blog in New Rochelle, NY. In an email to Talk of the Sound blogger Robert Cox, Patch.com editor-in-chief Brian Farnham admitted... [MediaJobsDaily]

AOL's New Rochelle Patch Denies Plagiarism Accusation - Posted September 28, 2010
While this item may pale in comparison to the "other" AOL news of the day, it still merits watching: AOL's ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

New Rochelle Patch Responds to Charges of Plagiarism, Bias - Posted September 28, 2010
Update: [A day after Patch responded to plagiarism, denying the claim that the local editor lifted a photo, Patch admitted that their statement below was based on false information. The company has since acknowledged that local editor Allison Esposito lifted the photo then lied about it to her editors. Here's the... [MediaJobsDaily]

Hearst Sees a Future in the Tablet While Patch Struggles in New Rochelle, Plus Other News of the Day - Posted September 27, 2010
- Fresh off the announcement that Women's Wear Daily will bring on New York Observer reporter John Koblin to cover media, Fairchild editorial director Peter Kaplan spoke with ... [MediaJobsDaily]

AOL's Patch Local-Content Initiative Teams Up with 13 Colleges to Form PatchU - Posted September 21, 2010
AOL is taking its Patch local-content initiative back to school with its announcement of the launch of PatchU, a network of partnerships between local... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

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