October 01, 2016 12:04 AM ET


Company Overview of Digital First Media Inc.

Company Overview

Digital First Media Inc. provides news reporting, and third party advertising and directory opportunities in the United States. It offers its services through Web, mobile, tablet, and print multi-platform products. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Denver, Colorado. Digital First Media Inc. operates as a subsidiary of 21st Century Media, LLC.

101 West Colfax Avenue

11th Floor

Denver, CO 80202-5177

United States

Founded in 2011



Key Executives for Digital First Media Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 66
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Senior Vice President
Age: 49
Executive Vice President of Sales & Sales Development and President of AdTaxi
President of Medianews Inc.
Age: 57
Chief Digital Officer and Chief Innovation Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Digital First Media Inc. Key Developments

Monster and The Local Media Consortium Renew Alliance for Recruitment Services

Monster and the Local Media Consortium announced the renewal of their alliance to distribute local recruitment content, job ads, career services and talent management solutions as pioneered by Monster through a growing nationwide alliance of local media outlets, including Cox Media Group, Digital First Media, Gatehouse Media, Journal Media Group, Lee Enterprises, and many others. The agreement, which represents 745 local papers and over 20 media companies, extends the original relationship forged in 2011 for an additional three years, and retains all current LMC/Monster newspaper alliance partners. Monster and the Local Media Consortium will continue their strategic agreement and engage across the ever-growing network of local outlets that serve hundreds of municipalities and regions across the United States.

Digital First Bids For Assets Of Freedom Communications

Digital First Media Inc. submitted a bid to acquire Orange County Register, the Riverside Press-Enterprise and other assets of Freedom Communications, Inc. on February 12, 2016. Tribune Media Company (NYSE:TRCO) and The San Diego Union-Tribune, LLC also submitted a bid, according to a spokesman. Digital First was submitting a stalking horse bid and Digital First believes that it has a distinct advantage over its competing bidders.

Digital First Media Announces Executive Changes

Steve Rossi, a veteran newspaper executive, has been appointed as CEO of Digital First Media. Rossi succeeds current CEO John Paton effective July 1, 2015. Paton is retiring from the company on June 30, 2015. Since January 2014, Rossi, who is based in San Jose, has served as president and chief operating officer of the company. Prior to that post, Rossi was executive vice president of Digital First Media and president and chief executive of the California Newspapers Partnership. Rossi also served as chief operating officer of Media News Group, from 2006 through 2008.

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