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Hearst Ups Equity Interest in Fitch Group to 50 Percent

Folio Magazine – 2012-02-10

Hearst Corporation has upped its equity interest in global credit ratings agency Fitch Group again, adding an additional 10 percent. The transaction, valued at $177 million, brings Heart’s total...

Immediate Media acquires Hearst titles

Media Week – 2012-01-12

Immediate Media, the company formed out of the sale of BBC Magazines to a private equity company, has purchased You & Your Wedding and Prima Baby & Pregnancy magazines from Hearst Magazines.

Immediate Media buys Hearst Magazines titles

Guardian – 2012-01-11

Publishing company acquires You & Your Wedding and Prima Baby & Pregancy magazines in latest dealImmediate Media, the publishing company formed after the private equity takeover of BBC Magazines, has...

Hearst to Launch Biannual Cosmopolitan Latina in 2012

Folio Magazine – 2011-12-13

Hearst’s Cosmopolitan brand is looking to make headway into the strong and growing Hispanic market through the launch of the new English-language Cosmopolitan Latina.

Hearst Launches New YouTube Channel Initiative

Folio Magazine – 2011-11-02

In an effort to reach consumers in a multi-platform environment, Hearst Magazines has announced that the company will develop two new online video channels through YouTube. Hearst is one of among...

Hearst Magazines Hires Two New Senior Executives for U.S. Magazine Division

Folio Magazine – 2011-10-31

Today, Hearst Magazines announced that two new senior executives would be joining its U.S. magazine division. Debi Chirichella, former chief operating officer at Condé Nast Digital, will join as...

Hearst Uses Marie Claire @Work to Grab Younger Audiences

Folio Magazine – 2011-10-26

Hearst Magazines is launching a supplement to Marie Claire magazine today in an attempt to drive interest and attract new and younger demographics of readers. The 72-page November supplement,...

Hearst sales appointments 'will create more joined-up brands'

Media Week – 2011-10-25

The first stage of Hearst Magazines UK's commercial restructure marks a move towards creating more joined-up brands, group commercial director Matt Salmon has claimed.

Hearst Magazines partners Race Online 2012

Media Week – 2011-10-12

Hearst Magazines UK has signed up as media partner for Race Online 2012's latest initiative to encourage everyone in the UK to get online by the end of next year.

Hearst Magazines boss: We’ve made giant strides toward becoming ‘the magazine company of the future’

Poynter. – 2011-10-04

Romenesko+ Misc. In a letter sent this morning to all Hearst Magazines employees, president David Carey says tomorrow’s HGTV Magazine tryout “is a testament to our conviction that every sector,...

Hearst Magazines increases profit nine-fold to £12.4m

Media Week – 2011-10-04

Hearst Magazines, the publisher of Cosmopolitan and Esquire, has reported pre-tax profits of £12.4m for 2010, more than nine times its profit of £1.3m reported in 2009.

Bonnier Acquires Hearst’s Cycle World

Folio Magazine – 2011-09-30

In a continuum of an acquisition series that has become Bonnier’s growth strategy, the publisher acquires Hearst’s Cycle World. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed.

Hearst Launches HGTV Magazine

Folio Magazine – 2011-09-26

No doubt with hopes to mirror the success of its Food Network Magazine, Hearst is launching another television-channel based publication: HGTV Magazine.

Hearst Magazines restructures senior management team

Media Week – 2011-09-21

Hearst Magazines UK has appointed Anna Jones as acting COO and Matt Salmon as group commercial director, after concluding the business review triggered by the merger of NatMag and Hachette...

Tess Macleod Smith quits Hearst Magazines

Media Week – 2011-09-21

Tess Macleod Smith, group publishing director of Hearst Magazines' luxury magazine titles, has resigned from her position.

Lizzie Kershaw leaves Hearst after 29 years

Media Week – 2011-09-19

Lizzie Kershaw, executive group publishing director of Hearst's Women's Interest Group, is leaving the UK publisher in the midst of a restructure after 29 years service.

Hearst websites are all going HTML5

Editors Weblog – 2011-09-15

HTML5 seems to be the answer to a publisher's prayers. Why make several websites when you could make one that will resize and adapt its design depending on the device from which you're accessing the...

Amazon inks Hearst deal

Boston.com – 2011-09-14

Amazon.com Inc. and Hearst Corp. announced Tuesday that they've inked a new partnership. Amazon said it will become the biggest third-party seller of subscriptions for Hearst's print magazines...

Hearst Magazines group publishing director returns to IPC Media

Media Week – 2011-08-24

Drew Kirkland, group publishing director for weekly women's and TV titles at Hearst Magazines UK, has been appointed publishing director for TV brands at IPC Media.

Hearst UK closes She and Cosmo Bride

Media Week – 2011-08-05

Hearst Magazines UK is to close She and Cosmopolitan Bride following the acquisition of Hachette Filipacchi UK by its parent company Hearst Corporation.

Hearst Completes U.K. Portion of Lagerdere Acquisition

Folio Magazine – 2011-08-02

Hearst’s U.K. division, the National Magazine Company, is officially merged with Hachette Filipacchi UK Ltd. The group is now under the moniker Hearst Magazines UK.

Hearst-Owned Magazines Launching Daily Deals With Group Commerce

AllThingsD – 2011-07-18

Hearst-owned magazines is treading on to Groupon's territory with the launch of group-buying discounts, starting off with Road & Track and Car and Driver.

Hearst to Launch Cosmo for Guys for iPad

Folio Magazine – 2011-07-13

Hearst staple Cosmopolitan is entering new territory in the digital realm with Cosmo For Guys, an exclusively digital offering available on the iPad August 1.

Hearst Completes Most of Lagardere Acquisition, Including Hachette in U.S.

Folio Magazine – 2011-05-31

Hearst Corp. announced today that it has completed the U.S. portion and the majority of its $919 million acquisition of Lagerdere SCA's nearly 100 magazines outside the French market. The deal, which...

Upcoming Yale Publishing Course Features Speakers from Hearst, Dwell, Glamour

Folio Magazine – 2011-05-17

For the second year, Yale University will offer a publishing course aimed at long-time magazine industry professionals, slated to begin on with a keynote address from Richard Stolley, senior...

Hearst Partner With Pictela’s IAB Portrait Advertising

Folio Magazine – 2011-05-11

After a successful initial partnership with Pictela with the OPA Push Down advertising unit, Hearst has decided to give Pictela’s Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Portrait technology a try.

Hearst Signs iPad Magazine Subscriptions Deal With Apple

Digital Media Wire – 2011-05-07

New York - Publisher Hearst has reached a deal with Apple (NASD: AAPL) to sell iPad subscriptions to its magazines like Esquire and Popular Mechanics, for $1.99 a month or $19.99 per year, The Wall...

Hearst Partners With Apple on Subscription Offering

Folio Magazine – 2011-05-05

In the wake of Time Inc.’s announcement of the agreement with Apple that allows print subscribers to access iPad editions of magazines, Hearst has struck a deal with Apple to sell subscriptions...

Hearst Strikes Deal with Apple on iPad Subscriptions [Voices]

AllThingsD – 2011-05-05

In a big win for Apple Inc., magazine publisher Hearst Corp. has agreed to sell subscriptions to the iPad editions of a range of its publications through iTunes, beginning with three of its popular...

Hearst, Apple reach deal on iPad subscriptions

Poynter. – 2011-05-05

Wall Street Journal Russell Adams calls it “a big win for Apple.” He reports that starting with their July issues, apps for Esquire, Popular Mechanics and O, The Oprah Magazine, will be available...

Hearst, Apple Reach Deal to Bring Subscriptions to iPad

PC World – 2011-05-05

Hearst will begin selling iPad subscriptions to Esquire, Popular Mechanics, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

With HGTV Magazine, Hearst Looks for Lightning to Strike Twice

AdWeek – 2011-04-07

Looking to replicate the success of its fast growing Food Network Magazine, Hearst Magazines is going forward with a test of a magazine based on another Scripps network, HGTV.

Hearst promotes NatMag's Simon Horne to CFO role

Media Week – 2011-03-28

Hearst has promoted Simon Horne, currently chief financial officer and general manager of NatMag, to the newly created role of CFO, general manager and senior vice-president, at Hearst Magazines...

New Hearst App Blends the Marketplace with the Newsroom

Folio Magazine – 2011-03-24

There have been tons of focus groups, studies and market research done on the topic: how do you intersect content and commerce?

Hearst Magazines is 2010 Group Publisher's Ad-Page Champ

Folio Magazine – 2011-03-15

With the explosion of magazine apps, social media and the resurgence of print advertising, magazine brands are showing a prominent face to their loyal and new readers and advertisers. A top 5 chart...

Hearst Spins Off Bill-Paying Service

Folio Magazine – 2011-03-10

The Hearst Corporation has launched the beta version of Manilla, a free personal account management system. George Kliavkoff has been named CEO of the service that allows consumers to securely link...

Hearst's John Loughlin Highlights Four Key Drivers for Magazines at DMA Circ Marketing Day

Folio Magazine – 2011-03-03

John P. Loughlin, EVP and GM of Hearst Magazines, kicked off DMA's Circulation Marketing Day at the Time Inc. Conference Center in New York City as keynote speaker.

Hearst Offering Paperless Personal Account System

Folio Magazine – 2011-03-01

The Hearst Corporation has launched the beta version of Manilla, a free personal account management system. George Kliavkoff has been named CEO of the service that allows consumers to securely link...

Hearst Magazines Digital Media Announces Staff Changes

Folio Magazine – 2011-02-23

Hearst Magazines Digital Media announced several changes to its roster today. Julie Hocheiser is now site director for Seventeen.com. Hocheiser served previously as the senior web editor for the...

Hearst sets eyes firmly east with Lagardère deal

Media Week – 2011-02-17

The decision by the owner of Cosmopolitan to buy Lagardère's international portfolio, and the rights for Elle, reflects the shifting sands of the magazine marketplace.

Hearst walks away from BBC Magazines deal

Media Week – 2011-02-07

Hearst Corporation, parent to the National Magazine Company, has confirmed for the first time it is no longer in talks to buy BBC Magazines following its Lagardère move.

Why Did Hearst Let Go of the Magazine Industry's Only Winner?

The New York Observer – 2011-02-04

Town & Country was the magazine industry's newsstand standout for 2010, according to the latest Audit Bureau of Circulations numbers, which makes the magazine's the recent shakeup even stranger. Town...

Hearst seals rights to Elle with €661m magazine deal

The Independent – 2011-02-01

The publishing giant that owns Esquire and Cosmopolitan magazines has agreed to pay €661m (£566m) for a series of titles from French conglomerate Lagardère, which will bring Elle into its stable.

Hearst To Buy Lagardere Magazine, Digital Units for $889 Million

Folio Magazine – 2011-01-31

Hearst Corp. announced today that it has made an offer of 651 million euros (or about $889 million) for Lagardere's international press and magazine business, including 102 titles in 15 countries,...

Media Decoder: Hearst Makes Offer For Elle, Other Lagardère Titles

The New York Times – 2011-01-31

After a month of negotiations, Hearst has made an offer to buy 102 magazine titles from the French publisher.

Hearst pays €651m for Lagardère magazine business

Media Week – 2011-01-31

Hearst Corporation has made a "binding offer" of €651m (£559m) for Lagardère's international magazine business, which includes a licensing agreement for fashion magazine Elle.

Hearst buys more than 100 magazines from Lagardère

Guardian – 2011-01-31

Cosmopolitan owner acquires titles including Inside Soap and Psychologies, as well as licence for Elle, in £560m dealFrench group Lagardère today confirmed the sale of more than 100 magazines,...

Hearst pays $887 million for Lagardere magazines

Reuters – 2011-01-31

PARIS (Reuters) - French conglomerate Lagardere is to sell over 100 magazine titles to the publisher of Cosmopolitan for 651 million euros ($887 million), part of a turnaround strategy for the...

Hearst vs. Condé: the Tortoise (Shell Glasses) and the Rabbit (Fur Coats)

The New York Observer – 2011-01-12

WWD's Amy Wicks and John Koblin have a fun piece today likening magazine rivals Hearst and Condé Nast to the fabled tortoise and hare. After long trailing behind Condé Nast, the long haul of the...

Hearst in pole position for Lagardère magazines

Media Week – 2011-01-04

Lagardère, the French owner of Hachette Filipacchi in the UK, has entered exclusive talks with Hearst Corporation over the sale of its international magazines.

Hearst and Lagardere Make it Exclusive

The New York Observer – 2011-01-03

Hearst is in exclusive negotiations to buy Lagardere's international magazine group until January 30, reports Bloomberg.

Hearst in Talks to Buy Magazines

The New York Times – 2011-01-01

The American publisher is discussing the purchase of Legardère’s international magazines, including Car and Driver and the foreign editions of Elle.

Lagardere talking to Hearst to sell intl press biz

Reuters – 2011-01-01

PARIS (Reuters) - French media group Lagardere said on Friday it had entered into exclusive negotiations with privately held Hearst Corp to sell its international magazines and press business for...

Hearst Newspapers Exec Named Exec. VP, Deputy Group Head

Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-29

Mark E. Aldam has been appointed executive vice president and deputy group head of Hearst Newspapers.

Hearst's RealBeauty.com on Course to Reach One Million Unique Visitors

Folio Mag – 2010-03-22

Hearst Magazines Digital Media has added a new makeover tool to its recently-launched RealBeauty.com.

Dow Jones Buys Hearst’s Stake in SmartMoney

Folio Mag – 2010-03-02

News Corp. subsidiary Dow Jones & Company Tuesday officially acquired Hearst’s 50 percent stake in SmartMoney magazine, making Dow the brand’s sole owner. The SmartMoney franchise includes the...

Dow Jones Looking to Buy Remaining Stake in SmartMoney from Hearst

Folio Mag – 2010-02-23

Dow Jones & Co., a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., is in discussions to acquire the 50 percent stake in SmartMoney magazine that is owned by Hearst Corp. Dow Jones owns the other half...

Hearst Launches Second Takeover Attempt for Hearst-Argyle Television

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-25

The broadcast and publishing company Hearst Corp. launched a second takeover attempt for Hearst-Argyle Television Inc. on Wednesday, saying it will offer stockholders $4 per share for the stake it...

'Seattle P-I' Investigative Journo Nalder Named to New Hearst Role

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-19

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Eric Nalder, who had been the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's chief investigative reporter, was named to the new role of "senior enterprise reporter" for Hearst...

Connecticut Newspaper Staffers Accept Hearst Buyouts

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-17

Hearst Corp. says that 48 of its Connecticut newspaper employees are accepting buyouts as part of a move to cut costs by 20 percent.

Hearst Dailies Look to Charge for Some Web

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-02

"Exactly how much paid content to hold back from our free sites will be a judgment call made daily by our management," Hearst Newspapers President Steven Swartz said in a memo.

Hearst to Roll Out Helium's 'Social Publishing' Platform

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-25

Hearst Newspapers will roll out the "social publishing platform" of Helium, a sort of giant freelance marketplace for hyperlocal content, the Andover, Mass.-based Helium said Wednesday. Hearst plans...

Hearst threatens to close San Francisco newspaper

International Herald Tribune – 2009-02-25

Hearst Corporation has said that it will close or sell The San Francisco Chronicle unless it can wring concessions from its unions, raising the prospect of San Francisco's becoming the largest city...

Hearst Threatens Sale Or Closure Unless Unions Approve 'Significant' Cuts

paidContent.org via Yahoo! Finance – 2009-02-24

Yesterday, the big news out of Hearst Corporation was one hiring—that of Yahoo's Neeraj Khemlani as digital advisor to CEO Frank Bennack, Jr. Today's news from the private publishing company at...

Hearst Threatens to Close 'San Francisco Chronicle'

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-24

The San Francisco Chronicle will be sold or closed unless major cost-cutting measures -- including an unspecified "significant reduction in the number of unionized and non-union employees" -- can be...

MarketWatch First Take: Hearst seeks gains in new media

Market Watch – 2009-02-23

Hearst, a name that has long been synonymous with newspapers and magazines, wants to gain ground in the new media.

Yahoo News Head Khemlani Departs for Hearst as VP Digital Media

AllThingsD Online via Yahoo! Finance – 2009-02-23

Neeraj Khemlani, Yahoo's general manager and executive editor of news, is set to leave his job--right in the midst of a major restructuring of its media unit--to work at Hearst Corp.

Hearst Magazine Increased Web Traffic By 150% with SEO and Wordtracker

CyberJournalist.net – 2009-02-19

Since using the Wordtracker keyword research tool Dan Roberts says Hearst Publication’s online traffic has grown 150%. Hearst publishes 15 of the world’s most popular magazines such as...

Hearst heir is named publisher of N.Y. paper

Seattle Post-Intelligencer – 2009-02-06

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Hearst Newspapers named George R. Hearst III, a great-grandson of The Hearst Corp. founder, as publisher of the Times Union of Albany on Thursday as part of a reorganization of upper...

Hearst Newspapers Management Shake-Up in '100 Days of Change' Initiative

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-05

Hearst Newspapers Thursday announced management changes as part of its so-called "100 Days of Change" initiative, "aimed at challenging traditional thinking across Hearst Newspapers in order to...

George Hearst III succeeds Mark Aldam as Times Union publisher

BizJournals – 2009-02-05

Hearst Newspapers has promoted Mark Aldam, publisher of the Times Union in Albany, N.Y., to a corporate position as senior vice president.

Hearst lures Wood from Yahoo for digital role

Media Week – 2009-02-05

LONDON - NatMags' Hearst digital has named Yahoo executive James Wood as head of technology.

Hearst named publisher of Albany, NY paper

The Post-Standard – 2009-02-05

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Hearst Newspapers has named George R. Hearst III, a great-grandson of the Hearst Corp. founder, as publisher of the Times Union of Albany as part of a sweeping reorganization of...

Hearst Won't Rescue 'Seattle Times' or its JOA

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-05

Hearst Corp., which is looking to unload its Seattle Post-Intelligencer, signaled it has no intention of buying its joint operating agreement (JOA) partner Seattle Times, or staying in the JOA if it...

Hearst EVP: 'Hope is Not a Strategy'

Folio Mag – 2009-02-04

CLEARWATER, Florida—Magazines are a “lean-back” experience, unlike other forms of traditional media, and are holding their own better in ad sales and circulation than other media, Hearst...

Hearst: Still No Decision on 'Seattle P-I' Going All-Online

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-04

Hearst Corp. says it has not yet decided whether to turn Seattle's oldest daily newspaper into an Internet-only operation.

'P-I' In the Sky? Seattle's 'Two Newspaper Town' Group Wants Answers from Hearst

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-02

Just wondering.

Hearst Newspapers Publish Joint Investigation of Boy Scouts

Editor And Publisher – 2009-01-29

In the latest example of combining resources from different news outlets, Hearst today is publishing a joint investigative project from five of its newspapers. The subject: Boy Scout Council abuse...

NatMags' Duncan Edwards named president and chief executive of Hearst

Media Week – 2009-01-15

LONDON - NatMags chief executive Duncan Edwards has been promoted to president and chief executive of Hearst Magazines International.

Hearst Looks to Sell or Close Seattle Paper

New York Times – 2009-01-12

The Hearst Corporation will stop printing The Seattle Post-Intelligencer unless it can find a buyer in the next 60 days, company executives told employees.

Ziff Davis Media Shutters Electronic Gaming Monthly, Sells 1UP Network to Hearst

Folio Mag – 2009-01-07

A little more than a month after discontinuing the print edition of PC Magazine and taking the brand online-only, publisher Ziff Davis Media has sold its 1UP Digital Network to Hearst’s Ugo...

New Hearst Newspapers President: 'Tough Decisions' Ahead

Editor And Publisher – 2008-12-17

"We've had to make some tough decisions over the past couple of years, and we'll have to make more before we've returned this division to a path of sustained profit growth, which we are committed to...

Hearst Upgrades Digital CMS

Folio Mag – 2008-12-03

Hearst has upgraded the digital content management system for its 16 daily newspapers. Nstein, which provides publishers with content management solutions, semantic search, and image workflow...

All Hearst Dailies Deploy Nstein Solutions

Editor And Publisher – 2008-11-12

Montreal-based Nstein Technologies Inc. will supply Hearst Newspapers with its Web Content Management, Text Mining Engine and Digital Asset Management for all its 16 dailies.

'O at Home' Becomes Latest Hearst Magazine to Fold

PDNonline – 2008-11-11

Even Oprah can’t overcome the bad times on the magazine rack. Hearst announced November 7 that it would combine the content of O at Home with O after the winter 2008 issue.

Hearst to Close Its Spinoff of O, the Oprah Magazine

New York Times – 2008-11-10

The news extends a string of closures, consolidations and layoffs that have racked the magazine industry in the last few months.

Hearst Shutters O at Home

Folio Mag – 2008-11-07

Hearst Friday announced that it will shutter O at Home, a quarterly spin-off of O, The Oprah Magazine. The magazine’s winter issue, on newsstands November 25, will be its last.

More Layoffs: Hearst Makes Company-Wide Cuts

Folio Mag – 2008-11-05

Less than two weeks after saying it was exploring cost-cutting measures, Esquire publisher Hearst has confirmed that layoffs have been made company-wide.

Hearst to Close CosmoGirl Magazine

New York Times – 2008-10-13

The December issue will be the magazine’s last, as ad pages plummet across the magazine industry.

Hearst Serves Up Details on Food Network Magazine

Mediaweek – 2008-10-06

Hearst Magazines today announced plans for the rollout of the recipe-themed Food Network Magazine, which it is publishing in partnership with the Food Network. Targeting food lovers and avid fans of...

SheKnows Lands Content Deal With Hearst

socalTech.com – 2008-09-10

Los Angeles-based SheKnows.com, the online women's site owned by AtomicOnline, announced Wednesday that the firm has signed a content syndication partnership with Hearst Magazines Digital Media....

Hearst to Launch Delish.com

Folio Mag – 2008-07-09

Rachael Ray may have popularized the term “delish,” but it appears another magazine publisher bought the domain—and now plans to use it.

Hearst Business Media And IDG Buy Chinese Tech Site EE365

CBS News – 2007-03-08

Hearst Business Media, the B2B media arm of Hearst, has jointly bought out a Chinese electronics infomation site EE365.cn, along with its local publishing partner Publishing House of Electronic...

Hearst Business Media and China Joint Venture Partner IDG Announce Acquisition of ee365.cn

Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance – 2007-02-08

Hearst Business Media's Electronics Group, the largest publisher of product information to the electronics industry, along with joint venture partner China's Publishing House of Electronic Industry,...

Hearst appoints Prima publisher as Seaton joins Immediate

Media Week – 2012-02-13

Hearst Magazines UK has appointed David Parker as publisher of Prima, replacing Steven Seaton, who is joining Immediate Media as managing director of its London specialist division.

Channel 4 hires Hearst's Matt Salmon as head of agency sales

Media Week – 2012-02-13

Channel 4 has appointed Matt Salmon, group commercial director at Hearst Magazines UK, as head of agency sales.

A message from the Hearst Corporation: Celebrating 125 years

Editor & Publisher – 2012-03-05

Since the San Francisco Examiner was published 125 years ago - March 4, 1887 - for the first time bearing on the masthead "W.R. Hearst Proprietor" - Hearst Corporation has been an...

Hearst hires Lee Wilkinson as digital product director

Media Week – 2012-03-07

Hearst Magazines UK has appointed News International's Lee Wilkinson to the newly created role of product director for its digital division.

What He's Reading: Hearst Magazines' David Carey

Crains New York – 2012-03-25

As president of Hearst Magazines, David Carey devotes most of his reading time to Hearst's 20 titles. He also finds time for personal favorites from other publishers, including Hemmings Motor News...

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