SVP/GM, News & Information, AOL
New York, New York
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.
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
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.