Jonathan Dube is an award-winning leader and pioneer in digital media. He has run major media sites in the U.S and Canada for AOL, ABC and CBC, and has twice served as President of the international Online News Association. He also sits on several boards and serves as an advisor to digital media startups and venture firms.During his career, he has managed news, sports, finance, lifestyle and local sites. In his most recent role as Senior Vice President & General Manger for AOL News & Information, he ran more than a dozen sites, spanning everything from politics to ultimate fighting. Previously, he served as the VP & GM of ABCNews.com, the senior digital media executive â€¨for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's news division and Managing Producer of MSNBC.com. He has also written for publications ranging from The New York Times to the Columbia Journalism Review.
For the past decade, Dube has played a prominent leadership role in the digital media industry. He frequently speaks at industry conferences and has served on a number of boards, including the Online Publishers Association, the Online News Association, the Center for Citizen Media and Landmark Ventures, a leading strategic and financial advisory firm. He is also the founder of CyberJournalist.net, a site about how technology is transforming the media.Dube has been described as "a major figure in the online news business" by Editor & Publisher magazine and "a web reporting pioneer" by The Poynter Institute. Among his accomplishments, he was an early pioneer in TV-Web convergence and the first journalist to use the blog format on a news site.
Among his many individual honors, he won the Online News Association's first Breaking News Award in 2000 for his coverage of the World Trade Organization protests. He also helped lead ABCNews.com, CBC.ca and MSNBC.com to numerous digital media awards. He has a master's degree in digital media from Columbia University, which awarded him its first-ever New Media Award.
Sep, 2012 - Current (about 4 years)
Jul, 2011 - Current (over 5 years)
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Oct 28, 2010 - Current (almost 6 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (6)Update
|Feb 29, 2012||Gigaom - As Staff Flees, TechCrunch’s Traffic Plummets|
|Mar 11, 2011||ZD Net - AOL cuts 900 jobs in US and India|
|Mar 10, 2011||CNet - AOL to lay off several hundred employees - CNET|
|Mar 10, 2011||Wired News - Veteran Journos Out as AOL-Huffington Cuts 900 Jobs|
|Mar 9, 2011||Venture Beat - AOL expected to lay off 400 to 500 people on Thursday|
|Aug 19, 2008||Gigaom - Industry Moves: Jonathan Dube Returns To ABCNews.com As VP|