Tags » Digital First Media

Contact information on a website is a matter of journalism ethics

Contact information on a news site is certainly a matter of customer service. I’d argue that it’s also an essential form of community engagement. But what about journalism ethics? 2,920 more words


Southern Vermont: Journalism-free zone?

A while ago I was chatting with somebody from Seven Days, and I half-jokingly suggested that Vermont’s only financially healthy print publication should think about launching a Southern Vermont Edition. 513 more words

The Media


Round and round we go. It’s tough watching the end-stage of a once-glorious industry, as newspaper companies are hung, drawn and quartered by private equity. In late May we found out that not even Apollo Capital Management, the well-known distressed asset fund that owns stuff like Coldwell Banker, Caesars Palace and Norwegian Cruise Lines was prepared to take Digital First Media, with 75 properties one of the largest newspaper companies in the country, off the hands of its current majority shareholder, Alden Global Capital, another, yep, distressed asset specialist. 1,688 more words

Digital Transformation

Continuing efforts to sell Digital First Media: observations from a distance

Anything I have to say about Digital First Media today is speculation or observation but I will speculate and observe.

(I’ll explain in some detail at the end of this post what I used to know about DFM operations and strategy, and what I don’t know now.) 3,426 more words

Digital First Media

Scripps' 'Digital Leads': a strategy and process for newsroom transformation

I am cheering on the Four Platform Newsroom transformation efforts of the Journal Media Group newsrooms. And I encourage you to read a new report, published today, about the project in newsrooms of the former E.W. 2,344 more words

Innovation In The Media

Apollo Global Management

The purchase of Digital First Media has a new contender in Apollo Global Management. Apollo is a private equity fund, and if it acquires Digital First, then they will own a number of publications in the state, including the New Haven Register and The Middletown Press. 18 more words

Mark Masselli

It's tough being the boss

Within months or maybe even weeks, after a long, steady decline, the second and third largest newspaper companies in the country will be re-structured for what may be the last time. 834 more words