Launch a local news site
Patch Labs is all-in-one software that helps talented local journalists report on their communities. Launch a local news site in minutes–content management, newsletters and revenue support are all built right in.
Frictionless technology
Payment processing, subscriber management, site reporting and newsletter tools are built right into every Patch Labs site, so you can focus on your mission – covering your community.
“Patch Labs solves for nearly all of the business-side elements that need to be accounted for when launching a news site, but that a startup doesn’t necessarily have the time or resources to build themselves.”
Sarah Gayden, Editor
Editorial independence
Patch Labs editors control all aspects of their news organization, from reporting to revenue. You make the decisions that make sense for your publication.
"I am on the dashboard 2-5 times per day. I love the numbers. I love to click on the page views for an individual article. That tells us the kind of content people are interested in."
Doug Marrin, Editor
Flexible business model
There’s no one-size-fits-all model that works for local news. From supporter-only to ad-supported, Patch Labs technology flexes to suit the revenue structure that works for you.
“I've already seen an uptick in recurring financial support - which is what's going to keep community journalism alive.”
Tran Longmoore, Editor
Features fit for local journalists
Track your most important metrics, from subscribers to page views.
Send auto-generated daily newsletters or build your own custom newsletters.
Recurring Revenue
Supporters and advertisers are auto-billed monthly.
Featured Events
Earn incremental revenue by promoting local events.
Ready to report?
It’s free to get started.