Newspapers were right
on future of free news
The word from the National Newspaper Association (NNA) is that Patch Media, the AOL-backed website company attempting to be the go-to place for local news in thousands of small communities, will soon be dismantled and sold because it is losing money.
Started in 2007, Patch was meant to be the next big thing in local news coverage. They were hiring hundreds of journalists while traditional media, mostly large daily newspapers, were laying off their reporters by the thousands.
Reed Anfinson, publisher of the Swift County Monitor-News in Benson,