Jason Hirschhorn

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Jason Hirschhorn is the former co-president of MySpace.[1] He was named co-president of MySpace along with Michael Jones on February 10, 2010.[2] Hirschhorn was previously the company’s chief product officer.[3]

Hirschhorn's entry into the tech world came in 1995 when as a student he started the website design firm Mischief New Media. The company focused on building sites for major label artists. 5 years later he sold the company to MTV Networks and joined their company. He eventually became the network's Chief Digital Officer, and the youngest senior executive in MTV Networks history. At MTV, Hirschhorn was responsible for the company’s digital media businesses and interactive strategy.[4][5][6]

After MTV, he transitioned to the president of Sling Media's Entertainment Group, where he led the introduction of Sling’s video anywhere device.[7]

Media Appearances[edit]

In March 2010, Hirschhorn and fellow co-president Michael Jones appeared in articles from USA Today,[8] Financial Times,[9] and Mashable,[10] in which they discussed MySpace’s upcoming re-launch. Both executives recently appeared at TechCrunch Disrupt.[11]

Industry Awards[edit]

In 2008, Jason was honored by Crain’s New York Business’ 40 under 40, which recognizes New York’s rising media talent.[12] In 2008 [13] and 2010,[14] he was named to The Hollywood Reporter’s digital power list, which celebrates the top 50 innovators leading Hollywood's march online.

While at Sling Media, the UJA-Federation of New York honored Jason at the organization’s 2008 Digital Media Division Award Celebration.[15]

Jason also publishes Media ReDEFined, an industry newsletter for media and tech execs and insiders.[16]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MySpace Co-President Jason Hirschhorn Out" TechCrunch, June 17, 2010
  2. ^ "MySpace CEO stepping down" The Hollywood Reporter, February 10, 2010
  3. ^ "News Corp's MySpace hires more executives" Reuters, Mon Apr 27, 2009
  4. ^ "CrunchBase Profile: Jason Hirschhorn" Retrieved 6-18-2009
  5. ^ "You Sold Your Company, So What Did You Buy First?". Huffington Post. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  6. ^ “Entrepreneur Makes Mi$chief with MTVI” New York Post, March 12, 2000
  7. ^ “Creative, But Gentle, Disrupter?” Business Week, Jan 14, 2007
  8. ^ "Once-fading MySpace focuses on youthful reincarnation" USA Today, March 10, 2010
  9. ^ "MySpace plans phased revamp" Financial Times, March 9, 2010
  10. ^ "MySpace Co-Presidents Reveal Company’s Plan for the Future" Mashable, March 10, 2010
  11. ^ TechCrunch Disrupt Agenda 2010 TechCrunch Disrupt, May 24, 2010
  12. ^ "Crain’s New York Business’ 40 Under 40" Crain's New York Business, 2008
  13. ^ "Digital Power List" The Hollywood Reporter, June 3, 2008
  14. ^ "Digital Power List" The Hollywood Reporter, June 6, 2010
  15. ^ "2008 Digital Media Division Award Celebration" Garysguide New York, October 28, 2008
  16. ^ "MySpace Executive Bio: Jason Hirschhorn" MySpace Press Room, Retrieved June 14, 2010