Hearst names Michael Palmer chief information security officer 8/19/19

Hearst has announced that Michael Palmer has been named chief information security officer. The announcement was made by President and CEO Steven R. Swartz and Chief Operating Officer Mark Aldam. Palmer will report to Chief Information Officer Mahendra Durai.

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Hearst Newspapers announces promotions at the San Antonio Express-News 8/5/19

Michael Sacks has been named publisher of the San Antonio Express-News. He succeeds Susan Pape, who will assume the role of chairman. The announcement was made by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz and Hearst Newspapers President Jeff Johnson. Both Pape and Sacks will report to Johnson.

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Hearst Newspapers' Texas Community Group announces new leadership 7/15/19

Hearst has announced that Clarice Touhey has been named president of the Texas Community Group for Hearst Newspapers. She succeeds Mark Adkins, who, having served as the publisher of Beaumont Enterprise since 2013, will assume the role of chairman of Hearst Newspapers' Texas Community Group. The announcement was made by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz and Hearst Newspapers President Jeff Johnson. The changes take effect July 22.

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Mark Aldam elected chairman of the News Media Alliance 5/7/19

The News Media Alliance has elected Mark Aldam, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Hearst, as its chairman of the Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 term. Aldam, who previously served as vice chairman, succeeds Terry Kroeger, president and CEO of Smith Kroeger Marketing Communications.

Elected to initial one-year terms (2019-2020) on the News Media Alliance Board of Directors with terms beginning May 1, 2019 are:
  • Jim Brady, Spirited Media
  • Pamela (PJ) Browning, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.
  • Frank Filippo, Dow Jones
  • Timothy Knight, Tribune Publishing
  • Bill Marcil, Jr., Forum Communications
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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