Reviving Patch: How Technology Can Save Local News


Warren St. John


Five years ago, the hyperlocal news platform Patch spun out of Aol as an independent company and was more or less counted out. These days, Patch is profitable and growing, and adding new territories as well as reporters, engineers and product managers. Warren St. John, Patch's CEO and a former New York Times reporter, will discuss the ways Patch has used technology to inform both its reporting and business models, and will explore what other publishers and entrepreneurs can learn from the Patch turnaround.

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Format: Solo
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner
Online: Slides