AOL’s Grand Human-Heavy Local News Experiment Is Coming To An End
Nicholas Carlson | Feb. 20, 2013, 10:31 AM | 7,271 | 28
AOL seems to be radically changing its plans for Patch, it’s network of local news sites.
We’ve heard from insiders that the division is pivoting away from a human editor centric model, toward one where local sites (“Patches”) are built to be content-sharing and community-organizing tools for their areas.
Editors won’t go away entirely, but there will be fewer of them, writing for more sites.
The contraction of human resources is not going unnoticed.
Former Patch editors keeping track of their old employer have begun emailing us about it.
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