Digiday: Now profitable, Patch wants to be a platform for other local news outlets. “Patch used to be a cautionary tale of the perils of solving the thorny problem of doing local news in digital media. But AOL’s onetime struggling experiment in hyperlocal news has returned to its feet after the portal sold it in 2014. Now profitable, it wants to help other local news outlets fight for survival.” This is amazing. I thought Patch had died.