Was I too harsh on Patch?

Welcome! I'm Simon Owens and this is my tech and media newsletter. You can subscribe over here or just click on this handy little button: Let’s jump right into it… Was I too harsh on Patch? Earlier this week, I published a column that examined the editorial output from local news network Patch. The company is often cited as one of the few local news publishers that’s consistently profitable, and I wanted to see if it produced the level of original reporting that could be found in your typical weekly or daily newspaper.

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