Digital First Media

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Digital First Media
Headquarters Denver, CO, USA
Area served
New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico & California
Key people
Steve Rossi (CEO & President)
Michael Koren (CFO)
Guy Gilmore (EVP, Eastern Region)
Mac Tully (EVP, Central Region)
Sharon Ryan (EVP, Western Region) [1]
Owner Alden Global Capital
Number of employees
Divisions MediaNews Group & Journal Register Company

Digital First Media is a management company specializing in newspapers in the United States. It is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.[2]

It manages the MediaNews Group, Southern California News Group, Digital First Ventures, and 21st Century Media. Its website states it is "a business name of MediaNews Group".[3][4][5][6]

As of 2012, the combined newspapers and online media outlets managed by the company had 66.6 million readers.[7]

According to June[when?] comScore numbers, Digital First Media ranked No. 8 in comScore's General News Category ranking.[citation needed]


On March 21, 2016, a bankruptcy judge approved the sale of Freedom Communications and its two major newspapers, the Orange County Register and the Riverside Press-Enterprise to Digital First Media. The papers were integrated into Digital First Media's Los Angeles Newspaper Group, which was renamed the Southern California News Group on the same day.[8][9]