Patch Fires Editorial Staff

· by David Furst
From 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.