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Mark Aldam, President of Hearst Newspapers on the Future of Print

Mark-Aldam-ArticleMark Aldam, president of Hearst Newspapers, has been working in the field of print journalism for close to 30 years. He has seen the changing media landscape firsthand and has some ideas on how to keep print afloat.

In our latest So What Do You Do column, Aldam explains how Hearst differs from its competitors (such as News Corp., Tribune, Gannett), what most excites him about the newspaper business and why print isn’t dying:

I think there’s obviously some truth to the concern about the printed newspaper’s future given just the relationship between print ads and the size of the paper that most publishers produce. But my first response is: I believe that the printed newspaper will be around long enough to print our obituaries. I think the newspapers that have responded to where consumers demand to access news and information — which is in their palm, and on their desktops and tablets — I think we stand a very good chance of being an influential part of the community…

For more from Aldam, including what his typical day is like, read: So What Do You Do, Mark Aldam, President of Hearst Newspapers?

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Renee Peterson Named VP of HR for Hearst Newspapers

hearst-corporation-logo2Hearst has named Renee Peterson vice president of human resources for Hearst Newspapers, which publishes 15 daily and 34 weekly papers. Peterson joined Hearst last year. She came to the site from Hargrove, Inc., where she was director of human resources.

“Renee will bring important tactical and strategic human resources leadership to all of Hearst Newspapers,” said Hearst Newspapers president Mark Aldam, in a statement. “Our newspapers, websites and digital marketing services succeed in serving our audiences and customers because of our diverse, creative and hard-working colleagues. Having Renee provide the HR leadership to recruit, develop and retain the best multimedia talent is key to our continued success.”

Peterson, who recently became the San Francisco Chronicle’s VP of human resources, will continue in that role.

Hearst Names Kristine Shine President of San Francisco Chronicle

Kristine Shine has been named president of the San Francisco Chronicle, a Hearst Newspapers publication. Shine comes to the paper from Popsugar, where she has been since 2008; most recently serving as chief revenue officer.

“Kristine has the experience to effectively build our digital businesses in a rapidly expanding market,” said Mark Aldam, Hearst Newspapers’ president, in a statement. “In addition to her hands-on sales development background, Kristine has proactively developed new product experiences to connect brands with the audiences they want to reach.”

Shine — who begins her role on January 20 — succeeds Joanne Bradford, who left the Chronicle in November.

Vernon Loeb Named Houston Chronicle Managing Editor

Vernon Loeb GVernon Loeb has been named managing editor of the Houston Chronicle, a Hearst Newspapers owned publication. Loeb comes to the paper from The Washington Post, where he most recently served as metro editor. Prior to his time at WaPo, Loeb served as deputy managing editor for news at The Philadelphia Inquirer, from 2007 to 2011.

“Vernon’s capacity for capturing local rhythms and conducting prize-winning investigative journalism will be an invaluable asset to the Houston Chronicle team and the communities the Chronicle serves,” said Hearst Newspapers president, Mark Aldam, in a statement.

Loeb joins the Chronicle January 15.

William Hearst Named Chairman of Hearst Corporation

William Hearst III has been named the new chairman of Hearst Corporation. Hearst has been a director of the company for over 30 years and is a trustee of the Hearst Family Trust. Hearst succeeds the late George Hearst Jr. as chairman.

“Will has been involved in the activities of Hearst Corporation for decades,” said Frank Bennack, CEO of Hearst, in a statement. “He is a respected media leader, having honed his skills as a newspaper publisher, magazine editor and cable executive. His support and vision as chairman will be invaluable to Hearst moving forward.”

In related company news, the following were named to the board of directors:

  • Mark Aldam, president of Hearst Newspapers
  • Eve Burton, senior vice president and general counsel of Hearst Corporation
  • Mitchell Scherzer, senior vice president and CFO of Hearst Corporation
  • Samia Staehle, an attorney and great-granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst
  • Christian Tarafa, former longtime executive at Hearst Magazines UK and great-grandson of William Randolph Hearst.

Hearst Newspapers Promotes Lincoln Millstein

Lincoln Millstein has been promoted from Senior Vice President of Digital Media to Executive Vice President, Deputy Group Head, of Hearst Newspapers. Millstein succeeds Mark Aldam, who was named President of Hearst Newspapers in March 2011.

“Lincoln has made a tremendous contribution since joining Hearst, expanding our newspapers’ portfolio of digital products and services,” said Hearst Corporation’s CEO, Frank Bennack. “We congratulate him on his promotion.”

Millstein has been with Hearst since 2005, when he joined the company after serving as Executive Vice President of New York Times Digital.