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Alameda gets another news outlet

Submitted by on 1, September 9, 2010 – 4:45 am3 Comments

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AOL’s Patch news service has set up shop in Alameda, launching a new website here on the Island on Wednesday. The site is run by The Island’s former columnist, Eve Pearlman.

“I am so excited for this launch, joining the chorus of voices already engaged in and writing about community issues, and looking forward to meeting and getting to know more and more Alamedans and hearing and telling their stories,” said Pearlman, who said the site would include humor, opinion columns, features and breaking news.

The site will join an already healthy cadre of existing news an opinion outlets which includes two local newspapers, The Island and a wealth of blogs and other local information websites, helping to make Alameda a mecca for local news and information and you all some of the best-informed citizens in the Bay Area.

“Community news can bring us together and engage us positively in the challenges we face as a community,” Pearlman said.

Patch got off the ground in 2008 and was purchased by AOL in 2009. The company launched its 100th site in mid-August and has sites in nine states, and it plans to hire 500 more journalists in 20 states by the end of this year, Digital Media Wire reported.

I just want to take the time out to say congratulations to Eve and good luck on the new venture.


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