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Friday, January 31, 2014

Patch Lays Off Hundreds of Reporters Via Conference Call. Listen to the Audio

Posted By on Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 8:27 AM

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The media world is in mourning again after mass layoffs over at, the hyperlocal online news site in 23 states, after it closed down 300 of its websites.

Jim Romenesko reported the news after getting tips that two-thirds of the reporting staff was canned in a 60-second conference call. The call came just a month after the 900 formerly AOL-owned sites were bought by Hale Global, and six months after about 400 Patch staffers were let go in another round of layoffs.

Here's audio of Wednesday morning's dreaded call:


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