Hearst Corporation

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The Hearst Corporation, headquartered in New York City, is a large, privately owned, media company. It owns twelve daily and eight weekly newspapers, and nearly 20 U.S. consumer magazines with nearly 200 international editions. It also owns TV and radio stations as well as cable networks. The Hearst family (from William Randolph Hearst) owns The Hearst Corporation with a board of trustees doing the managing. Top competitors are Advance Publications, Gannett, and McClatchy Company. [1]

Lobbying

The Hearst Corporation spent $300,000 for lobbying in the first half of 2007. The money went to three lobbying firms - Corallo Comstock, Evans Capitol Group, and Heather Podesta & Partners. [2]

Personnel

Key executives: [3]

Board of Directors: [3]

  • George R. Hearst, Jr., Chairman of the Board, Hearst Corporation, grandson of company founder William Randolph Hearst, president of The Hearst Foundation and a director of The William Randolph Hearst Foundation
  • Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Vice Chairman of the Board, Hearst Corporation, Trustee of The Hearst Family Trust

Holdings

Newspapers: [4]

  • Albany Times Union
  • Beaumont Enterprise
  • Edwardsville Intelligencer
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Huron Daily Tribune
  • Laredo Morning Times
  • Midland Daily News
  • Midland Reporter
  • Plainview Daily Herald
  • San Antonio Express- News
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Seattle Post- Intelligencer

Magazines:

Hearst has 19 U.S. titles with nearly 200 international editions. [5]

  • Cosmopolitan
  • CosmoGIRL!
  • Country Living
  • Esquire
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Harper's BAZAAR
  • House Beautiful
  • Marie Claire
  • O at Home
  • O, The Oprah Magazine
  • Popular Mechanics
  • Quick & Simple
  • Redbook
  • Seventeen
  • SmartMoney
  • TEEN
  • Town & Country
  • Town & Country TRAVEL
  • Veranda

Broadcasting: [6]

Television stations:

  • WCVB-TV
  • WMOR-TV
  • WTAE-TV
  • WESH-TV
  • WKCF-TV
  • WBAL-TV
  • WISN-TV
  • WLWT-TV
  • WMUR-TV
  • KMBC-TV
  • KCWE-TV
  • WYFF-TV
  • WDSU-TV
  • WPBF-TV
  • KOCO-TV
  • WGAL-TV
  • WXII-TV
  • WLKY-TV
  • KOAT-TV
  • KCRA-TV
  • KQCA-TV
  • KCCI-TV
  • KITV-TV
  • KETV-TV
  • WAPT-TV
  • WMTW-TV
  • KSBW-TV
  • WPTZ-TV/WNNE-TV
  • KHBS-TV/ KHOG-TV

Radio stations:

  • WBAL-AM
  • WIYY-FM

Entertainment: [7]

Cable Networks:

  • A&E
  • AETN Enterprises
  • Cosmopolitan TV
  • ESPN
  • The History Channel
  • History International
  • Lifetime
  • Lifetime Movie
  • NECN

Newspaper Syndication:

  • King Features
  • Reed Brennan

Interactive media: [8]

  • Double Fusion
  • NR2B Research
  • Gather.com
  • MobiTV
  • Jingle Networks
  • Pandora
  • Idilia
  • Sphere
  • Brightcove
  • USDTV
  • Current
  • Sling Media
  • Wide Orbit
  • The NewsMarket
  • XM Satellite Radio
  • MetaTV
  • Circles
  • Mobility Technologies
  • Cymfony
  • Drugstore.com
  • Referral Networks
  • Hire.com
  • govWorks
  • Genealogy.com
  • Scene7
  • StarMedia
  • Tavolo
  • Medscape
  • iVillage, Inc.
  • Brandwise, Inc.
  • LiveWorld
  • Broadcast.com
  • Exodus Communications
  • E Ink
  • Zip2
  • I PRO
  • Netscape

Business media:

Hearst has more than 20 business-to-business information services, electronic databases and publications in such areas as automotive, medical/pharmaceutical, and finance industries. [9]

  • Black Book
  • IC Master
  • Collision Database
  • Diversion
  • Electronic Engineers Reference Guide
  • Electronic Products Magazine
  • First DataBank
  • First DataBank Europe
  • FitchRatings & Algorithmics
  • Floor Covering Weekly
  • IDG/Hearst
  • MOTOR Information Systems
  • Stocknet
  • TL Publications
  • Used Car Guides
  • Veretech Holdings, Inc.
  • Zynx Health Incorporated

Contact details

959 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-649-2000
Fax: 212-649-2108
Web: http://www.hearstcorp.com

Resources

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References

  1. Hearst Corporation Profile, Hoovers, accessed December 2007.
  2. Hearst Corporation lobbying expenses, Open Secrets, accessed December 2007.
  3. 3.0 3.1 About page, Hearst Corporation, accessed December 2007.
  4. Newspapers, Hearst Corporation, accessed December 2007.
  5. Magazines, Hearst Corporation, accessed December 2007.
  6. Broadcasting, Hearst Corporation, accessed December 2007.
  7. Entertainment, Hearst Corporation, accessed December 2007.
  8. Interactive media, Hearst Corporation, accessed December 2007.
  9. Business media, Hearst Corporation, accessed December 2007.