FINE Meeting, 5/19, “Local News Goes Digital on the Huffington Post Media Group/AOL – Westport Patch”

6 05 2011

Our speakers for the May 19th FINE Business Networking meeting are Anthony Karge, local editor of Westport Patch, and Michael Dinan, regional editor for Patch in Fairfield County. Patch is a network of community-specific news and information websites dedicated to providing comprehensive local coverage for individual towns and communities. Patch is part of The Huffington Post Media Group/AOL.  
 
Anthony and Michael will talk about what Patch is, how it came about, the market for online news, the role it plays in the local community and how it can be of value to the business community.
 
Anthony Karge is a lifelong writer who worked as a reporter at the Westport News for two years. Prior to joining Patch, he interned for a film industry website based in Poland and also for a nonprofit organization which provided resources for journalists at community newspapers. Michael Dinan grew up in New Canaan and worked as a news reporter at The Advocate and Greenwich Time for five years prior to heading a group of Web editors at an online B2B that covered technology, eventually settling in at Patch.

The meeting takes place in the Smilow Lounge, second floor, at the Westport Country Playhouse. Doors open at 9AM.

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