Two Is Better Than One: Kirkwood and Webster Groves Will Each Have Their Own Patch
Starting Aug. 3, Kirkwood-Webster Groves Patch will split to become Kirkwood Patch and Webster Groves Patch.
On Aug. 3, Kirkwood-Webster Groves Patch will split to become Kirkwood Patch and Webster Groves Patch. Kirkwood Patch will also serve Des Peres, Glendale and Oakland, while Webster Groves Patch will add Rock Hill and Warson Woods to its coverage area.
First, Kirkwood and Webster Groves are unique, dynamic communities and big newsmakers. With devoted school districts and police and fire services, thriving business districts and nationally recognized colleges, each community deserves its own Patch to reflect the people, places and issues that give these cities their unique identities.
Second, residents of Des Peres, Oakland, Glendale, Rock Hill and Warson Woods closely identify with Kirkwood and Webster Groves, and we feel it would be a disservice not to cover them. Splitting Kirkwood-Webster Groves Patch will allow us the ability to dig deeper into these communities.
- Starting Aug. 3 you can find Kirkwood Patch at kirkwood.patch.com and Webster Groves Patch at webstergroves.patch.com.
- The Kirkwood-Webster Groves Facebook page will be renamed to Kirkwood Patch and Webster Groves Patch will gets its own page.
- The same goes for the Kirkwood-Webster Groves Twitter; separate accounts for each Patch.
I will take charge as the local editor of Kirkwood Patch while Sheri Gassaway, our current associate local editor, will step into the position as the local editor of Webster Groves Patch.
Sheri is a seasoned journalist with exceptional skills as a reporter, editor and manager. I know she’s eager to dig into covering Webster Groves and delivering our Webster Groves, Rock Hill and Warson Woods readers a news website that reflects their exceptional communities. I also know you will welcome her into the community as you have welcomed me.
Please contact me with any questions about this change. I want your feedback on how we can make both Patches the most helpful resources for members of the community. You can call or text message me at 314-210-6152 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The bottom line
This is a big change, and one that we’ve given considerable thought to based on input from residents since we launched Kirkwood-Webster Groves Patch in December.
Each Patch should reflect the communities it serves, and I truly feel splitting Kirkwood-Webster Groves Patch will bring our readers a site that helps us best accomplish this.