City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.
More than 10 million people read these websites to find out about a water main break or local gang activity — the kind of stories that don’t make it into the big daily newspapers.
But the downside is, they’re not generating much money.
Business Insider reported that Patch’s parent company, AOL, poured $140 million into the venture last year, and the sites only made $20 million in revenue–leaving AOL with a loss of about $120 million.
Investors aren’t happy and media watchers are wondering if the promise of hyper-local news is viable.
Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.