Posts tagged with ‘reporters’
Via Business Insider:
Here’s a startling statistic about the enormous bet AOL is making on content:
AOL’s newsroom is now bigger than the New York Times’.
AOL’s news and content operation now has three main parts: Huffington Post, Patch, and the legacy AOL brands and sites. At last count, Patch had about 800 editorial staffers, Huffpo about 200, and the rest of AOL about 300.
Add all those together and you get ~1,300, which is more than the New York Times’ ~1,200.
Via LA Times
The remarkable thing about Patch, besides its explosive growth… is how it’s no longer luring just rookies but, more recently, a cadre of seasoned news veterans. Many of the journalists are returning to the sort of work they did when they started in journalism decades ago
The news pros are bringing writing chops and a touch of savvy to the fledgling news operation, which has been better known as the first employer of recent journalism school grads. Patch needs that kind of consistency — not the burnout and turnover that afflicted some of its initial battalion of young editors — if it is to build credibility in communities where it’s still largely unknown.