John Paton covering International Monetary Fund conference 1982

John Paton is the CEO of Digital First Media – the 2nd largest newspaper company in the US with more than 800 products including 76 daily newspapers with approx. $1.2 Billion in revenues and 75 million customers each month. He is also the Managing Partner of Digital First Ventures. Paton is a career news media executive who has been responsible for both print and digital companies in the US, Canada and Europe.

He is the co-founder of impreMedia, the largest news and information company for Hispanics in the US. In April 2009 he was named Publisher of the Year by Editor & Publisher. Paton has been involved in more than $6 billion in media transactions and financings involving both private and public companies.

His a director of Digital First Media; The Guardian; El Pais; PRISA – one of the largest investors in Le Monde; and member of the Board of Overseers of The Columbia Journalism Review; an Advisory Board member of San Francisco start-up Tout and City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.

Paton is a graduate of Ryerson University’s journalism program and has successfully completed the Finance for Senior Executives program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. In 2006 his alma mater Ryerson University honored him with their Alumni of Distinction Award.

Mr. Paton resides in New York City.

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