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New President’s Focus at Hearst Digital: ‘News Users Can’t Get Anywhere Else’

Tom Grubisich

New President’s Focus at Hearst Digital: ‘News Users Can’t Get Anywhere Else’

“Many quality news sites with paywalls equate ‘premium’ with ‘quality journalism,’ where the paywall encircles the most expensive, ambitious and time-consuming public-service journalism,” says Rob Barrett, who recently took over as president of Hearst Newspapers Digital. “That’s not how the minds of consumers necessarily work.”