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TEDxDirigo: RISE State Theatre, Portland, Maine

Do Newspapers Matter in the Digital Age?

  • 2014
  • Talk

Lisa DeSisto is the CEO of MaineToday Media and Publisher of the Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram, Kennebec Journal, and Morning Sentinel. . Prior to her move to Maine in 2012, DeSisto was Chief Advertising Officer for The Boston Globe and General Manager of Boston.com. Ms. DeSisto has a strong background in digital media having joined Boston.com just 2 days after the site launched in 1995. At MaineToday Media, she is leading a turnaround strategy by investing in journalists and journalism dedicated to covering the news and people of Maine. She serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. To this day, her proudest achievement was being selected Class Clown by the Stoneham, MA Class of 1981. She lives with her family, a couple of goats, and a herd of Alpaca in North Yarmouth.