What is “digital first,” really?

On Tuesday, Nov. 1 at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism, we’re holding an open conversation with two media executives who are building “digital first” futures for their print companies: John Paton, CEO of Digital First Media (and CEO of Journal Register and MediaNews) and Justin Smith, president of Atlantic Media.

We have limited tickets available here.

After they tell us what they mean by digital first and how they’re executing their strategies, we will drill down to the specifics about the impact on content, revenue, costs, staffing, and the transition. They are making their strategies work; we’ll ask how.

Full disclosure: I’m on Journal Register’s advisory board. I’m there because I’m excited to see Paton rescue newspapers by transforming them. I’m also an admirer of Smith since he launched The Week magazine with innovative models.

We plan on streaming and recording the event; links to come.