Former Yahoo Finance exec to run paidContent parent

March 26, 2008

contentnext.JPGFormer Yahoo Finance General Manager Nathan Richardson is expected to be appointed Chief Executive of ContentNext Media Inc, owner of popular digital media blog paidContent, according to a source familiar with the matter.Richardson’s last stint in the media sector was as a senior vice president and general manager of Dow Jones Online, which included oversight of The Wall Street Journal Online, MarketWatch and Barron’s.Most recently he headed up the International Rescue Committee in Liberia for about a year before returning back to media for a slightly less hectic lifestyle.Richardson takes over the CEO spot from co-founder Rafat Ali, who will remain as editor and publisher. ContentNext’s flagship paidContent, founded in 2002, has quickly established itself as a must-read among executives in the media and digital media sector.

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