AOL Launches 100th Patch Site
Posted on August 20, 2010
AOL has launched its 100th Patch site, Morristown Patch. Patch is AOL's hyper-local news service. AOL announced that it plans to expand Patch to more than 500 U.S. neighborhoods in 20 states by the end of 2010. AOL also says it has over 500 journalists still to be hired. Patch claims it will be the largest hirer of full-time journalists in the U.S. this year. Each Patch site has one professional editor working with a group of freelancers.
Warren Webster, President, Patch Media, said. "We believe Patch is a revolutionary and efficient approach to producing relevant, quality local journalism at scale, and we couldn't be more excited about expanding into hundreds of new communities across America this year."