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Digital First Media
Digital First Media
is a management company specializing in newspapers in the United States. It is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.[2] It is owned by Alden Global Capital, a New York-based hedge fund specializing in distressed properties. 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
Digital First Media
ranked No. 8 in comScore's General News Category ranking.[citation needed] Alden Global Capital has been accused of "strip mining" its newspaper holdings. [8][9] In 2017, the company was ranked third among the newspaper groups in the country. [10] In October 2017, the CEO of the company, Steve Rossi, stepped down from his position.[10] In February 2018, Digital First Media
Digital First Media
put in a $11.9 million winning bid to purchase the Boston Herald. [11] California[edit] 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
Riverside Press-Enterprise
to Digital First Media. The papers were integrated into Digital First Media's Los Angeles Newspaper
Newspaper
Group, which was renamed the Southern California News Group on the same day.[12][13] References[edit]

^ "digitalfirstmedia.com Leadership". Retrieved Dec 14, 2016.  ^ "Leadership". Digital First Media. 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2016-04-29.  ^ Harden, Mark (December 13, 2011). " MediaNews Group
MediaNews Group
manager, Digital First, to invest in tech startups". Denver Business Journal.  ^ Rainey, James (January 15, 2012). "News exec John Paton is out to stop the presses". Los Angeles Times.  ^ "Company Overview of Digital First Media
Digital First Media
Inc". Bloomberg Businessweek.  ^ " Journal Register Company
Journal Register Company
Announces The Creation of Digital First Media Inc" (Press release). Journal Register Company. September 7, 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-07-23.  ^ Carey, Pete (May 4, 2012). "Digital First Media's chief says newspapers have key advantages in the struggle for readers and advertising". San Jose Mercury News.  ^ "Petition Alden". aldenexposed.com. Retrieved 2018-01-13.  ^ "DFM Workers". DFM Workers. Retrieved 2018-01-13.  ^ a b Doctor, Ken (2017-10-23). "Digital First Media's CEO steps down; what may lie ahead for the company?". TheStreet. Retrieved 2018-02-03.  ^ Chesto, Jon (2018-02-13). " Digital First Media
Digital First Media
wins bidding for Herald with $12m package". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2018-02-15.  ^ Talking New Media blog: "Bankruptcy judge approves Digital First Media purchase of Freedom Communications
Freedom Communications
assets", by D.B. Hebbard21 March 2016. ^ LA Observed blog: "Memo: LA News Group now So Cal News Group", by Kevin Roderick, 21 March 2016.

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MediaNews Group

Bay Area News Group1

East Bay Times Marin Independent Journal The Mercury News Milpitas Post The Reporter Santa Cruz Sentinel Vallejo Times Herald

Southern California News Group1

The Beach Reporter Daily Breeze Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Los Angeles Daily News Pasadena Star-News Press-Telegram Redlands Daily Facts The San Bernardino Sun San Gabriel Valley Tribune Whittier Daily News

MediaOne New England

Boston Herald Nashoba Publishing Sentinel & Enterprise The Sun

Northern California1

Chico Enterprise-Record Daily Democrat Daily News Lake County Record-Bee The Monterey County Herald Oroville Mercury-Register Times-Standard

Prairie Mountain Publishing

Akron News-Reporter Broomfield Enterprise Brush News-Tribune Burlington Record Cañon City Daily Record Colorado Daily Daily Camera Estes Park Trail-Gazette Fort Morgan Times Journal-Advocate Julesburg Advocate Lamar Ledger Longmont Times-Call Reporter-Herald

Other newspapers

The Denver Post The Detroit News St. Paul Pioneer Press

1Operated by California Newspapers Partnership, a joint venture with Stephens Media; all or most newspapers in this group are owned by the partnership 2Owned by The Daily Gazette Company, operated by MediaNews

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21st Century Media

Daily newspapers

Daily Freeman Daily Local News Delaware County Daily Times The Macomb Daily The Mercury The Morning Journal The News-Herald The Oakland Press The Record The Saratogian The Trentonian

Weekly newspapers

Ypsilanti Courier

All properties

List of newspapers published by 21st Century Media

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Freedom Communications

Daily newspapers

The Orange County Register The Press-Enterprise

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