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AOL Boasts 4,000 Journalists, Most Part-Time

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong says that the company now employs 4,000 journalists, 3,500 of which are part-time or freelance. As of last October, the company employed roughly 3,000 journalists. He thinks the future is hyper-local news.

That's why AOL bought hyperlocal news site Patch and launching content machine Armstrong says that AOL is really "taking local to a local level." Patch is now in 53 markets in 5 states, including Connecticut and California. And it's been reported that AOL will pour $50 million into Patch this year and plans to roll out the model to "hundreds" of communities in the future.

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