What is the meaning of 'Digital First'?

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism hosted a forum with Digital First Media CEO John Paton (parent company of the Journal Register Company and the Daily Freeman, my employer) and with Justin Smith, president of Atlantic Media.


  1. The meeting was moderated by Jeff Jarvis, director of the Tow-Knight Center for Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and also a JRC adviser. Jarvis suggested during the livestream (which doesn't seem to be archived, you guys!) using the #digitalfirst hashtag on Twitter. What follows are some of them.
  2. First, the video (thanks to Rob Gorczyca for Tweeting link).
  3. Digital First and the Future of News
  4. OK. So what IS 'Digital First'?