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Hearst president: Quality-focused journalism drives success

January 17, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

As per Hearst Newspapers president Jeff Johnson, the company has grown in challenging times as a result of it focusing on quality journalism essential to communities.

Johnson said,

“The mission of serving the readership and holding the powerful accountable and giving a voice to the powerless – those are important statements, and we believe in them sincerely. Sometimes there are tough days in the newspaper business. Right? And you’ve got to work through that, and it helps us quite a bit to have the support of Hearst.”

He further stressed the importance of newspapers investing in content to show readers that they are important. “In the long run, that’s always been our role and if you deviate from that importance in the community, it doesn’t seem like that’s a sustainable model.”

Hearst Newspapers runs 24 daily and 52 weekly newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle and the San Francisco Chronicle.


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