Tag Archives: AOL

Q: Why did Patch Fail? A: Quality

It takes people and resources to create quality journalism. Patch wanted quality journalism with neither. So it got what it paid for. As a result, AOL is pulling the plug on Patch, the company’s grand experiment creating a network of local news hubs. It’s hard to believe that at one time Patch had about 900 […]

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Backlash Against Huffington Post Heats Up

Has the Huffington Post jumped the shark? The news this week that AOL bought the Huffington Post for $315 million has been met with outrage by many readers and, worse, by the hundreds, if not thousands of bloggers who contribute free content to the site. Comments on the Huffington Post’s announcement about the sale have […]

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Blogging is Now Part of Journalism

The news this morning that the Huffington Post has been sold to AOL for $315 million begs the question: Is there any difference between a news blog and an online news publication? I’d argue that few people can tell the difference anymore. In fact, the term “blog” may have run its course (with the exception […]

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TechCrunch, AOL & Disappointment

I’m disappointed by the sale of TechCrunch to AOL. TechCrunch, for those not familiar with it, is one of the most influential technology blogs in the industry.  The site, which aggressively covers technology start-ups and social media innovation, regularly gets about 2.3 million visitors a month, according to Compete.com.  TechCrunch, under the domineering direction of […]

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