links for 2010-08-09

  • Kevin: A comparison of different local news strategies in the Boston area. They compare AOL's patch, part of the internet providers efforts to remake itself as a digital content company. Each site has one full-time editor who also writes and shoots video. They compared this with local newspaper chain GateHouse. Their Wicked Local sites benefit from coverage by its more than 100 community newspapers. Patch and Wicked Local also combine aggregation, highlighting local bloggers content. It's too early to declare one model the winner, but worthwhile knowing the different models in play.