AOL boss Tim Armstrong fires Abel Lenz, AOL Patch Creative Director, during a conference call with Patch employees.
Armstrong complained about Patch’s new content management system, and said bloggers have stopped using the site because of the “upgrade” problems. Also, readers are complaining about the lack of news and ability to find relevant material.
More on Lenz’s firing, via Business Insider:
Armstrong complained about leaks to the media. He said the leaks were making Patch seem like “loser-ville” in the press. […] A second source with direct knowledge of these events…tells us that Lenz always took photos at Patch all-hands meetings.
He would later post them to Patch’s internal news site. Lenz isn’t answering his phone. When media reporter Jim Romenesko tweeted at him, Lenz replied: “I appreciate the interest Jim, but I have nothing to share. Go Patch!”