Over the course of August, I’ve been studying four different Patch.com sites for a report for the Knight Digital Media Center. Today, part one has been published which deals with content, comments, user engagement, etc.
I hope you’ll all read it and comment either on Knight’s site or here. As with any finished piece of work, I wasn’t able to include everything from my research and interviews so if you have questions after reading the report, I may be able to answer them.
Also, keep an eye out for part two of the report which will deal with advertising and other business issues. Until then, happy reading!
If anyone wants to contact me with questions or comments off the record, I can be reached at tooter2 (at) gmail (dot) com..