Digital First Media

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Digital First Media
Industry Media
Headquarters New York City, New York, USA
Area served
Utah, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico & California
Key people

CEO John Paton President Jeff Bairstow CFO Barbara Bennett Editor in Chief Jim Brady CTO Bob Mason

CHRO Robert Monteleone
Owner Alden Global Capital
Number of employees
Divisions MediaNews Group & Journal Register Company

Digital First Media is a management company specializing in newspapers. It manages the MediaNews Group, Digital First Ventures, and 21st Century Media; its website states it is "a business name of MediaNews Group". It is headquartered in New York City.[1][2][3][4]

As of 2012, the combined newspapers and online media outlets managed by the company had 66.6 million readers.[5]

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

The company name comes from the "Digital First" transformation of traditional newspaper operations. According to DFM's CEO John Paton[disambiguation needed], this process and workflow prioritizes delivery of news and information on the platform of the customer's choice—including web, mobile, SMS and social media.[citation needed]