Global Media Set Up Shop in Newtown

Hugh McQuaid Photo

CTNewsJunkie’s Hugh McQuaid on the world reporting community’s descent upon this small town.

Patch To Move Away from Journalism?

From Ad Age:

In an interview after the earnings call, Mr. Armstrong expanded on these thoughts, saying that the new Patch, to be unveiled later this year, “is really about unlocking the vitality in towns…groups, commerce, and the social aspects of towns for a much deeper, richer engagement level.”

He was told that what he was describing sounded a little bit like a social network. “You could call it community networking,” he responded. As for the listings business, he was asked if Patch was trying to build a competitor to Craigslist. “Craigslist and other companies like that that sell used merchandise haven’t really scaled into communities,” he said. “They’ve been very metro-focused. One of the opportunities for Patch…is the ability for us on the commerce side to offer the people the ability to do listings and other things like that locally.”

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