Up Close and Personal: Ex-Patcher Tells How He Went Independent

by Tom Grubisich
Michael Dinan was senior regional editor for Patch in suburban Connecticut when he — along with hundreds of other editorial staffers — was terminated in January as part of Aol’s deal to sell most of the community news network to Hale Global. Though Dinan had, in his words, “zero business experience” in community news publishing, he was able to set up the independent site New Ca ...Read the full article