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Posts Tagged ‘Patch.com’

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Writer Quits XOJane to Do More Drugs, June 14
  2. Anna Wintour Admits Glorifying Mass Murderers Isn’t a Good Idea, June 11
  3. Patch Sets Records for Revenue and Traffic, June 11
  4. New Yorker Cover Pokes Fun at Bloomberg Soda Ban (left), June 13
  5. WNYW Airs Tweet From Newark Mayor Cory Booker About Relationship with President Obama, June 8
  6. Warner Fusselle, Brooklyn Cyclones, Veteran Baseball Announcer, Dies at 68
  7. Veteran WINS Reporter Terry Sheridan Jumps Ship to WEMP, June 10

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Gawker’s Fox News Mole Reveals … Nothing [Update], April 11
  2. Brian Stelter is New York Media’s Best Boyfriend, April 6
  3. Patch Editor Resigns Brian Farnham, April 11
  4. Hot 97′s Summer Jam 2012 Set for June 3, April 9
  5. New York Times Reporter’s Email Attacking Arthur Sulzberger Leaked, April 10

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Patch Hires Local Brooklyn Blogger

Brooklyn residents like to be exclusive and hip, so the local news bloggers that are part of the network built by blogger Liena Zagare probably aren’t too happy to hear that she’s been hired by Patch to be its National Community Editor.

According to paidContent, Zagare – who is married to Ben Smith of Politico – does not know what she’s going to do with the network, which includes Ditmas Park Blog, Kensington Prospect, The Windsor Terrace Blog, the Midwood Blog, and the Flatbush Blog.

We assume Zagare is being paid by Patch, but lately, you never can tell.

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.

Patch Launches 500th Site

Last year, when America Online officially changed its name to Aol, it seemed like it might be scraping to gain some sort of relevance aside from vague references to the second best movie that starred both Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks (the first is obviously Joe Versus the Volcano). Little did we all know that the company had already purchased Patch, with plans to invest heavily in the venture, hoping to establish itself as the leader in the hyperlocal news movement.

Today, with Patch launching its 500th site in Hopkins, Minnesota, it appears Aol knew what it was doing. Brian Farnham, Editor-in-Chief at Patch, took some time out of his day to speak with FishbowlNY about Patch’s obstacles and how it has been able to flourish.

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