Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Oconee County Could See Big Changes In Media Landscape

Patch And Leader

The Oconee County media scene could change dramatically as early as tomorrow.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that AOL, the owner of the local Oconee Patch web site, plans to close or find partners for 400 of its 900 sites. The Georgia sites, including the one in Oconee County, could be on the list of those cut.

The New York Times reported today that the closings are expected to be announced internally as early as tomorrow or Friday. The story focused on an apology for an awkward firing at Patch on Friday. (Click on the picture to enlarge it.)