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Patch is in good company, bested only by Facebook at No. 1, followed by The New York Times, The Huffington Post and Netflix. The Huffington Post is an affiliate of Patch, both of which are owned by AOL, which ranked no. 6.
Patch, which publishes dozens of sites in the Chicagoland Area, ranked above Google, The Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, the Associated Press, NPR, ABC, YouTube, The Washington Post, USA Today, National Geographic, the Los Angeles Times and US News & World Report.
Here’s what OMMA had to say: “Founded by former Google sales chief Tim Armstrong before he was CEO of AOL, local online news reporting hub Patch has since been acquired by AOL and is now the core of the company's hyper-local media strategy. With a network of more than 500 community news reporting sites, Patch now rivals much, maybe most, of local newspaper and TV coverage.”