Mark Medici promoted to president of the Houston Chronicle 1/22/19

Mark Medici, former executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Hearst Newspapers, has been promoted to president of the Houston Chronicle.


Hearst is building a 12-person research team to boost engagement 11/13/18

When Troy Young took over as president of Hearst Magazines in July, one of his to-do list items was looking at ways to streamline its magazine operations and integrate several of the previously separated print and digital teams. To that end, the company is increasingly using data to make editorial decisions, with help from a new 12-person research team.

Pure audience scale is still important to publishers like Hearst, which is still growing; monthly unique visitors rose to 128.2 million in September, up 16 percent year over year, according to comScore. But increasingly, publishers like Hearst are paying attention to measurements of quality, like repeat visits and time spent. Already, Hearst has been tilting toward reported stories over aggregated or quick takes that are designed to go viral.

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Hearst appoints new vice president of finance 8/21/18

Jeana Stanley has joined Hearst's corporate finance team as vice president of finance. She has worked with Hearst Television for the past 14 years.


Hearst announces promotions in Office of General Counsel 8/6/18

Hearst has announced that Mark Redman and Jonathan Donnellan have been named vice presidents and co-general counsels of Hearst. Donnellan and Redman previously served as deputy general counsels since May 2011.


Beth Buehler named Hearst vice president of operations 7/1/18

Beth Buehler has been named vice president of operations for Hearst, a new role at the company. The announcement was made by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz and Hearst Chief Operating Officer Mark Aldam. Buehler will report to Aldam.


Mark Medici joins Hearst Newspapers 6/11/18

Hearst Newspapers has named Mark Medici as executive vice president and chief marketing officer, a new position. Medici previously served as vice president of audience and newspaper operations at Cox Media Group.


New management structure is announced for Hearst 2/12/18

Three longtime Hearst executives have been elected executive vice presidents of the corporation: Mark Aldam, who also assumes the title of chief operating officer; Rich Malloch, who becomes EVP for Business Media, and Mitch Scherzer, who adds EVP to his existing title of chief financial officer.


Hearst Newspapers promotes two members of executive leadership team 2/12/18

Hearst Newspapers has announced that two members of the group's executive leadership team will be taking on expanded roles. Mike DeLuca, Hearst Newspapers senior vice president of digital and chief executive officer of LocalEdge, has been promoted to executive vice president of advertising sales. John McKeon, Houston Chronicle president and publisher, will become Hearst Newspapers executive vice president and Texas Newspapers president.


Bridget Williams named to new position with Hearst 12/18/17

Bridget Williams has been named senior vice president, strategy and operations for Hearst Newspapers Digital Media. The announcement was made by Hearst Newspapers President Mark Aldam and Hearst Newspapers Digital Media President Robertson Barrett, to whom Williams will report.

In the new role, Williams will focus on growing direct and programmatic sales efforts and new revenue streams across Hearst Newspapers' stable of properties. In the past year, Hearst Newspapers has made several strategic acquisitions of local community newspapers, bringing quality digital reporting to new markets.


There's a newspaper chain that's grown profits for the past 5 years, and it's looking to buy more papers 7/10/17

Founded by William Randolph Hearst in 1887, Hearst is slowly re-emerging anew as a newspaper company. Now owning 22 dailies – from New Haven to Albany to Houston to San Francisco – and 64 weeklies, Hearst now says it's in acquisition mode.

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