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Hyperlocal News Traffic Surges During #Sandy

Hyperlocal News Traffic Surges During #Sandy

Hyperlocal news sites reported big traffic surges during Hurricane Sandy. AOL’s Patch reported its highest ever traffic on Monday. Page views were up 88 percent over its previous highest day, particuarly at the sites based in the NY area.  Other local area focused news sites such as The Daily Voice, [Full Story…]

Founder Grows DNAInfo.com Hyper-Local NY News Site

Founder Grows DNAInfo.com Hyper-Local NY News Site

Joe Ricketts, Nebraska native and founder of the online brokerage TD Ameritrade, decided in 2006 to buy a $29,2 million apartment in the Time Warner Center north tower. According to Capital NY, Ricketts later began bankrolling DNAinfo.com, a hyperlocal news site for NY. Just a week after the site [Full Story…]

Armstrong Says Patch 2012 Projections up to $50M

Armstrong Says Patch 2012 Projections up to $50M

During Wednesday' s second quarter earnings call, AOL CEO and Chairman Tim Armstrong continued to express his support for AOL's local news network, Patch. Armstrong said that the 850-plus sites for Patch have projections of $40 to $50 million in revenue for 2012, according to paidContent. Amstrong [Full Story…]

NYTimes Ends NYU & CUNY Hyperlocal Site Collaborations

NYTimes Ends NYU & CUNY Hyperlocal Site Collaborations

The New York Times announced today that they will be ending their hyperlocal news collaborations, dubbed The Local, with both NYU and CUNY that cover the East Village, and the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. According to Capital, both schools were given a few weeks notice [Full Story…]

AOL’s Plans for Patch Stirs Investor Unrest

AOL's Plans for Patch Stirs Investor Unrest

AOL's hyperlocal news platform Patch has stirred discontent from investors and internal employees alike. According to The Wall Street Journal, investor Starboard Value LP is vying for Patch to either be shut down, sold or placed in a joint venture. Patch's loss in 2011 amounted to $100 million [Full Story…]

Patch, WPIX-TV Partner to Cover Local NY News

Patch, WPIX-TV Partner to Cover Local NY News

AOL's hyperlocal news sites Patch is partnering with NY's WPIX-TV to feature Patch content on PIX newscasts.  "Patch on PIX," as it is called, will feature segments on the station's 5 p.m. newscast and are possibly expanding to the PIX Morning News. The segments, which are shot daily at Patch's [Full Story…]

From Sheepshead Bay to Bensonhurst, Berke Talks Brooklyn Hyperlocal

From Sheepshead Bay to Bensonhurst, Berke Talks Brooklyn Hyperlocal

Ned Berke, founder of hyperlocal Brooklyn news site, Sheepshead Bites, started writing about his neighborhood with a humorous tone, according to StreetFight.  The blog eventually turned into a full-time job for Berke, who was recognized by L Magazine, an NY local events and culture guide, as the [Full Story…]

Huffington Notes Reduced Role at AOL

Huffington Notes Reduced Role at AOL

On Thursday, Arianna Huffington announced that her role at AOL would be reduced to oversight of just her website, The Huffington Post, particular as the news site is planning more expansion overseas. At the beginning of the AOL/HuffPost merger, Huffington was responsible, editorially speaking, for [Full Story…]

DNAinfo.com Goes on Hiring Spree, Despite Struggling News Industry

DNAinfo.com Goes on Hiring Spree, Despite Struggling News Industry

Following the debut of its redesigned site, NY hyperlocal news site DNAinfo.com has decided to hire 15 new journalists to aid in its attempts to broaden coverage across the five-boroughs, bringing total staff up to 65. According to Eric Wemple of The Washington Post, this hiring spree is remarkable [Full Story…]

The Two Year Journey of a Former Patch Editor

The Two Year Journey of a Former Patch Editor

In October 2009, Patch began opening their hyperlocal news sites around the NY market.  Sean Roach was hired to build and manage Patch's Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow branch site and in a recent article he wrote for Columbia Journalism Review,  Roach said, "the backbone of the website’s offerings would be [Full Story…]

HuffPost Expansion Isn’t Paying Off for AOL

HuffPost Expansion Isn't Paying Off for AOL

When AOL acquired The Huffington Post, both Arianna Huffington and Tim Armstrong made bold predictions about their combined future. Armstrong, AOL’s CEO, said in a statement, "Together, our companies will embrace the digital future and become a digital destination that delivers unmatched experiences [Full Story…]

Patch Opens New Chelsea Office, Equipped with Ping-Pong and Beer

Patch Opens New Chelsea Office, Equipped with Ping-Pong and Beer

250 fortunate employees of AOL's NY-based hyperlocal startup, Patch, will be residing in a deluxe new office in Manhattan’s Chelsea district. A fitness room equipped with treadmill and a working Irish-themed pub (with shuffleboard) are all part of the new design. Long subscribed to the "gotta spend [Full Story…]

Patch Struggles Toward Profitability

Patch Struggles Toward Profitability

AOL has spent $160 million on Patch, but in 2011, it made only $20 million. Patch has been plagued with problems—low profitability, high-level departures, budget issues and the now the prospect of layoffs. Investors aren’t happy, either. In December, activist fund Starboard Value LP berated the [Full Story…]

Paul Bass Talks New Haven Independent, Hyperlocal News

Paul Bass Talks New Haven Independent, Hyperlocal News

In 2005, veteran reporter Paul Bass launched the New Haven Independent. Half a decade later, the Connecticut publication maintains nine full-time reporters, runs 20 stories every day, and has a partnership that sees its stories appear in the Spanish-language publication La Voz. Bass told Street [Full Story…]

A Look at How the Times’ Approaches Hyperlocal News

A Look at How the Times' Approaches Hyperlocal News

The New York Times foray into hyperlocal journalism has been mixed, according to StreetFight. Mary Ann Giordano, the Times editor who oversaw the initial hyperlocal efforts, told StreetFight that communities really liked the coverage, but plans for other neighborhood blogs are on hold. s “We need [Full Story…]