Patch Lays Off Hundreds of Reporters Via Conference Call. Listen to the Audio

Categories: Media, WTF?

The media world is in mourning again after mass layoffs over at, the hyperlocal online news site in 23 states, after it closed down 300 of its websites.

Jim Romenesko reported the news after getting tips that two-thirds of the reporting staff was canned in a 60-second conference call. The call came just a month after the 900 formerly AOL-owned sites were bought by Hale Global, and six months after about 400 Patch staffers were let go in another round of layoffs.

Here's audio of Wednesday morning's dreaded call:


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Craig M Sharrow
Craig M Sharrow

Hope ex-Patch reporters might still find a way yp do hyper local reporting.

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