SOURCE: Digital First Media, Inc.
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jan 22, 2013) - Digital First Media, which operates MediaNews Group, Journal Register Company and Digital First Ventures, announced today a content partnership with the world news site GlobalPost.
The partnership will provide Digital First Media access to all content produced by GlobalPost's growing network of more than 50 journalists across the globe.
"In a short time, GlobalPost has built one of the industry's leading sources of international news. GlobalPost's vast network of in-country journalists provide perspective that makes the world's news local and they provide the context so readers understand the impact on all areas of our lives," said Jim Brady, Editor-in-Chief of Digital First Media.
Since it was founded in 2009, GlobalPost's reporting has spanned more than 50 countries each month and has been recognized with multiple prestigious media awards including a Peabody Award, two Edward R. Murrow Awards, and the Overseas Press Club Award for Breaking News in 2011 for its reporting on the fall of Gaddafi. GlobalPost's "On Location" video reports -- a collection of 75 video reports from 34 nations -- earned both the Peabody and the Murrow awards.
"It is an honor for us and a milestone for our syndication efforts to partner with Digital First," said GlobalPost's President and CEO, Philip S. Balboni. "We are excited about the opportunity to have our reporting available to their sixty million news consumers each month through a vast array of daily newspapers and multiplatform products. This is a great opportunity to extend the reach of the important content that our journalists in every corner of the globe create every day."
The agreement with GlobalPost is part of Digital First Media's strategic initiative to provide its audience with the highest-quality and most diverse story selection across all platforms.
GlobalPost is the acclaimed world news site with outstanding original reporting from country-based journalists in all regions of the world. Noted by The New York Times as "offering a mix of news and features that only a handful of other news organizations can rival," GlobalPost offers fresh, in-depth perspective on the changing global picture that affects us all by combining traditional journalistic values and the power of new media.
About Digital First Media
Digital First Media is headquartered in New York City, and jointly manages MediaNews Group and Journal Register Company. Digital First Media reaches 61.5 million Americans each month through more than 800 multi-platform products across 18 states.
About MediaNews Group, Inc.
MediaNews Group, Inc. is the nation's second largest newspaper company as measured by circulation, with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. MediaNews Group and its affiliated companies publish 57 daily newspapers and more than 100 non-daily publications in 11 states.
About Journal Register Company
Journal Register Company is a leader in local news and information in 10 states. The Company's more than 350 multi-platform products reach an audience of 21 million people each month. For more information visit the company website at www.JournalRegister.com.
About Digital First Ventures
Digital First Ventures (DFV) is focused on helping media entrepreneurs incubate, accelerate and validate their start-up companies in the news, content, sales and audience development space. As a division of Digital First Media -- which operates more than 800 media products serving 61.5 million customers each month and annual revenues of more than $1.4 billion -- DFV is ideally suited to accelerate value creation for media start-ups.