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Will Hearst

Will Hearst is the editor and publisher of Alta Journal, which he founded in 2017. He is the board chair of Hearst, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. Hearst is a grandson of company founder William Randolph Hearst.

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Publisher’s Note: The Call of the Desert

Alta Journal editor and publisher Will Hearst reflects on the romantic desert—and the one that lies in our future.

Dec 21, 2022
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Marion Davies on Her Own Terms

A new biography of the famous actress reveals her to be far more than the mistress of William Randolph Hearst.

Sep 26, 2022
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Living Treasures of the American West

Alta Journal publisher Will Hearst finds high art in fine crafts.

Sep 26, 2022
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They Build Rockets Here

Astra aims to be a courier service for space, offering daily launches and delivering small payloads to orbit.

Jun 29, 2022
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