Unclear situation at impreMedia as Patton exits and interim CEO steps in

Today’s announcement that impreMedia CEO and founder John Patton has left the company to become the CEO of the Journal Register Company is causing some in the industry to question what is really going on at impreMedia, publisher of some of the most prestigious dailies and weeklies in the country, including La Opinion.   For the past several years Patton had spearheaded efforts to transform Impremedia to an increasingly Web first news platfrom.  Former Univision COO Mike Wortsman has been named as interim CEO of Impremedia until a replacement for Mr. Paton is identified.