Good-Bye Fox Interactive Media, Hello News Corp. Digital Media

NewsCorpLogo.jpgNews Corp. changed the name of its Fox Interactive Media unit to News Corp. Digital Media (NDM) and announced several key appointments.

Dan Fawcett was named general counsel and executive vice president of business affairs, and he will add overseeing business and legal affairs for NDM to his duties as president of digital media for Fox.

NDM’s new executive VP of operations, Jack Kennedy, will oversee day-to-day operations. Kennedy had been executive VP of strategy and corporate development for FIM.

Jorge Espinel, formerly a partner with digital-media-investment firm Velocity Interactive Group (recently renamed Fuse Capital), was named executive VP of strategy and corporate development, and he will oversee long-term strategic direction, including mergers and acquisitions.

And Hemanshu Nigam was named senior VP of safety, security and privacy, and he will set strategy for safety, security and privacy programs across all of News Corp.’s online properties. Nigam had been FIM’s chief security officer.

News Corp. chief digital officer Jon Miller said:

In finalizing the structure of News Corp. Digital Media with the appointment of an incredibly talented executive team, our goal is to empower the leadership at our digital properties to operate in a more streamlined environment, giving them the freedom and support to more directly and efficiently manage their businesses. News Corp. Digital Media will play a lead role in shaping digital strategy across News Corp., ensuring a consistent, long-term vision of both product innovation and revenue generation across the entire company.