Patch Denies Rumor Of Radical New Approach
AOL’s Patch denied a report from Business Insider that said the hyperlocal news network will move away its their human editor model and reinvent itself as content-sharing and community-organizing tools for its markets. The report cited "insiders" and quoted two former Patch editors. Patch denied the rumor, telling Business Insider, "Patch as we know it will continue to exist and thrive ... We test different models in an effort to best serve our existing communities, and our future ones." When contacted by NetNewsCheck, a Patch spokesman said the company had no further comment.