October 8, 2014

Bob Mason, formerly chief technology officer at Digital First Media, left the news organization last week, a company representative confirmed today.

Mason is now vice president of hosting at NewsCycle Solutions, a newsroom software company, where he oversees cloud computing.

Several higher-ups have left DFM in recent months. On Monday, Matt DeRienzo, DFM’s ‎northeast regional editor, took a buyout, according to the New Haven Independent. In April, the company announced the departure of former editor-in-chief Jim Brady and the cancellation of Project Thunderdome, a news distribution initiative he championed. That month, DFM Digital Transformation Editor Steve Buttry announced he was leaving, as did Project Thunderdome Editor Robyn Tomlin.

In September, the company announced it was “exploring strategic alternatives,” which could mean selling some or all of its 76 daily newspapers and 160 weekly publications.

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Benjamin Mullin is the managing editor of Poynter.org. He previously reported for Poynter as a staff writer, Google Journalism Fellow and Naughton Fellow, covering journalism…
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