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Former Patch editors launches their own local sites

This is great news: Olga Enger, the former editor of Newport Patch, has launched her own siteThe Newport Wave — after her recent layoff (via Philip Eil’s Twitter feed). I hope we see a lot more of this.

And this: The Jamaica Plain News, launched recently by former Jamaica Plain Patch editor Chris Helms. (Thanks to Michelle Johnson for pointing me to this.)

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  1. Matt Kelly

    This is excellent news, and kudos to those editors brave enough to take the plunge. It’s exactly the way online local journalism can work. Hopefully without the millstone of AOL’s corporate overhead hung around their necks, these people will thrive. (That millstone was always going to be Patch’s undoing.)

  2. Encouraging to see, yes. But can it be considered a news site with this disclaimer at the bottom of the homepage?

    “All content provided on this website is for informational purposes only. The owner makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site . . .”

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