Patch (New Jersey)

AOL's fast-growing hyperlocal network Patch network’s first sites were launched in New Jersey in September of 2009, in the cities of Maplewood, Millburn-Short Hills, and South Orange. Today, Patch operates sites in more than 80 New Jersey communities. New Jersey remains a “petri dish” for Patch to develop business ideas and strategies. In December 2011, Patch merged two sites together after concluding that the news reported in both communities commonly overlapped.

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.

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Justin Yang is a contributor to CJR.