The Newsonomics of Patch’s Unquilting
Posted: 8/20/2013 | By: Ken Doctor | Nieman Journalism Lab
Too much of last week’s Patch news focused on CEO Tim Armstrong.
Sure, it was a memorably punk moment, one of those historic instants
(recall that other AOL-related one when then-Time Warner CEO Jerry Levin
AOL founder Steve Case? oh so 1999) when things just seem to change. As
Patch itself was about to be cut in half — the news of that dribbling
out over a week, filling the post-Bezos news-about-news cycle —
Armstrong began to unravel, much like the Patch he has enthusiastically
worked to build.