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Patch to Add 8,000 Bloggers

As FishbowlNY has noted in the past, it’s often feast or famine when writing about AOL/HuffPo news. According to Forbes, it appears that it’s time to stuff our faces once again, because Patch.com, AOL’s hyperlocal news network, is adding 8,000 bloggers in preparation of its new blogging platform.

That’s good news, right? Well, not so much.We’re hearing that the bloggers might not be paid.

Brian Farnham, Patch’s Editor-in-Chief, says that adding blogging is just the next step for the sites:

The introduction of blogging on our sites is far more than just the release of a new feature. It is a full-on course correction heading Patch in the direction we want to go.

We’re trying to get confirmation on the paid aspect right now, and we’ll update as soon as we find out more.

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