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Patch (Florida)

AOL’s fast-growing hyperlocal network

February 24, 2012

patch.florida.pngPatch expanded into Florida in late 2010, and currently has nineteen sites in the state. As an early state in the 2012 GOP primary and a battleground state in the general election, Florida fits nicely with Patch editor-in-chief Brian Farnham’s goal (discussed with CJR last year) to involve Patch in 2012 election coverage, and with AOL’s goal to cash in on political ad dollars.

Read CJR’s full profile of the Patch network here.

Patch has launched more than 860 sites in twenty-two states plus the District of Columbia. For more information on the network’s activities on a state by state basis, click one of the following links:

California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington State, Wisconsin.

AJ Hudson is a research assistant at CJR.