Gazette.Net has moved to a new content management system and due to some technical challenges during the transition, you may experience difficulties accessing stories on parts of our site. We are working to resolve these issues as quickly as possible and appreciate your patience.The Gazette has apparently reorganized its community pages as part of the change.
The "News by community" menu contains the same thirteen Prince George's County communities, but they now link to only four unique Gazette pages, compared to seven unique Prince George's County Patch sites.
The Gazette does seem to report news from most of the county, including communities not named explicitly, while Patch reporting is generally limited to the named communities, which are all in the northern and eastern parts of the county, with no Patch sites for the central and western areas of the county.
My experience in trying to follow county news has been that Patch generally makes it much easier to find daily news updates, especially with their use of Twitter and RSS feeds, while the Gazette tends to do a better job (if you can figure out what is new) of covering the county as a whole, education issues, and the whole central and western half of the county, especially the areas inside and near the Beltway southwest of Martin Luther King Avenue (MD 704) and outside the Beltway south of Pennsylvania Avenue (MD 4).