Press: Captured in Decapitating Detail

A new game: pin the head on the Hearst editor

With its rich history and secretive ways, the Hearst Corp. has long been an object of fascination for other journalists. But because the company is privately held and does not issue annual reports, Hearst watching is a little like Kremlinology: a close reading of signs and portents is required to figure who is up and who is down. Lately there has been a lot of figuring to do. Since December 1980, six editors of Hearst's largest newspapers have taken their heady talents elsewhere—though now it seems that some have left their...

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