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Patch Fires Editorial Staff

Thursday, January 30, 2014

New Jersey Public Radio

Patch's new owner fired about 80% of its editorial staff on Wednesday. According to NJ News Commons, the firings occurred during a conference call with staff. Mary Mann, with NJ News Commons, is a former Patch employee. She tells us a skeleton crew will remain to run Patch’s 89 New Jersey sites. Speaking with New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst, she says the impact on local news reporting in the state could be significant.

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Steve Thurston from DC

This doesn't surprise me. Patch has a business model that I don't think will work. Covering news (and more importantly, selling ads for local pages)from afar just won't work:
http://ipadreporter.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/why-i-avoid-patch-com/

Jan. 30 2014 12:23 PM

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