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Who got let go?

Local doesn't scale. We've seen it again and again; giant chains trying to templatize the production of news. Networked plays such as Patch fail precisely because they are *not* local. They seek to profit from communities, rather than being invested in them.
Eric Bergstrom January 31, 2014 at 04:06 PM
Mysteriously, Penny Arevalo showed up to Coffee Chat for the first time in over a year to let everyone know that Patch is Alive and Well. So, in June they laid off 50% off their workforce. Now, they laid off 90% or what remained. Yeah, that sounds healthy to me.
Eric Bergstrom January 31, 2014 at 04:07 PM
Here is a video clip of her dressed in her Goth attire explaining why she thinks Patch stands a chance: http://youtu.be/zKhEw7nD9C4 "Merely a Flesh Wound." "Tis but a Scratch!"
Donna Fleming February 01, 2014 at 01:15 AM
Eric... That was a long winded way of saying I got layed off and I am angry. Followed by it is all Penny's fault. If you want to write long opinion pieces, just stick a title on it. MY TURN, jam it all together and bore us with your bla bla bla. But, if you want to practice journalism remember the key element is NEWS. -that is of Public interest, Truth and accuracy, Verification, Fairness, Distinguishing fact and comment, Accountability, Independence, Transparency, Restraint and Originality. Good luck to you Eric.
Panglonymous February 01, 2014 at 01:03 PM
Transparency.
Shirley Dicktor February 01, 2014 at 05:29 PM
Yes, Eric has a strange way of accepting his LAY-OFF. Oddly I find it strange that anyone is upset, the writing has been on the wall for a long, long time. It came down to most of the articles being copied from City News Service, what kind of journalism is that? It truly became obvious AOL was going to use all of the grant money for wages to people that were hiding under rocks & did not move to better places as things became more rocky over time. For all of you that are bitter over getting laid off you only have yourselves to blame. Can't imagine what magical thing they have promised Penny at this point.

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