TaglineAOL's fast-growing hyperlocal network
Year Founded2007
Type or CoverageHyperlocal
CityNew York City
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesNational Ads
Revenue SourcesSponsorships
Revenue SourcesBusiness Directory
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)Shared Corporate Staff
Staff Size (Editorial)More than 40
Active VolunteersMore than 50
AffiliationsAOL Huffington Post
Mappin LocationNew York City - New York
Principal StaffTim Armstrong
Principal StaffWarren Webster
Principal StaffRachel Fishman
Principal StaffBrian Farnham
DescriptionIn February 2009 South Orange Maplewood and Milburn-Short Hills three small but relatively affluent New Jersey communities became the first towns to host a local Patch site launching a network that has since grown to include more than 860 sites in twenty-two states and Washington D.C. Because of its rapid expansion and the accompanying media scrutiny Patch has played a central role in the conversation about the potential and the pitfalls of “hyperlocal” journalism. Now includes: Patch (California), Patch (Connecticut), Patch (District of Columbia), Patch (Florida), Patch (Georgia), Patch (Illinois), Patch (Iowa), Patch (Maryland), Patch (Massachusetts), Patch (Michigan), Patch (Minnesota), Patch (Missouri), Patch (New Hampshire), Patch (New Jersey), Patch (New York), Patch (North Carolina), Patch (Ohio), Patch (Pennsylvania), Patch (Rhode Island), Patch (South Carolina), Patch (Virginia), Patch (Washington State). Patch (Wisconsin)
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