Will Hearst

William R. Hearst III is chairman of the board of Hearst, one of the nation's largest diversified media and information companies. Hearst is a grandson of company founder William Randolph Hearst. He founded and launched Journal of Alta California in October 2017; he is publisher and editor in chief.

Author David Talbot

Talking with David Talbot

While everyone who suffers a stroke has a unique experience with the illness, it’s fair to say that one thing ...

Russell Chatham, 1939—2019

The Inspiration for Alta

Publisher Will Hearst credits the late painter Russell Chatham with helping shape the Western sensibility that inspires Alta. 

Russell Chatham at his studio in Marin County, California. ”I paint everything from memory,” he says.

‘You’re an Artist. That’s What You Do.’

UPDATE: It was with sadness that we learned Russell Chatham passed away on November 10, 2019. This was his final ...

Alta's editor and publisher Will Hearst.

Art, Science, and the Wild

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones ...

Serial entrepreneur Anthony Wood founded five companies before launching Roku in 2002. (Roku means “six” in Japanese.)

Anthony Wood and the Future of Streaming

Do you watch Netflix or Hulu on a smart TV? The CEO of Roku reveals how his company helps those services (and soon Disney and Apple, too) stream movies, sports, and TV programs.

Alta's editor and publisher Will Hearst.

Publisher's Note: The Far West Is Our North Star

Publisher Will Hearst looks westward to answer the oft-asked question, “What is Alta about?”

Alta's editor and publisher Will Hearst

The Spirit of This Era

Alta publisher Will Hearst reflects on his goal to have the magazine evoke a sense of place and discovery—today and decades from now. 

Lucy Fisher in her office at Red Wagon Entertainment in Los Angeles. The award-winning producer’s films include “The Great Gatsby,” “Memoirs of a Geisha” and “Jarhead.”

Writing Her Own Script

Lucy Fisher started out as a waitress, but ended up running the studio. Will Hearst sits down for a Q&A with the groundbreaking Hollywood executive.

Musician, music producer and investor Jerry Harrison at his home in Marin County.

Not Just Another Talking Head

In a conversation with Alta Publisher and Editor Will Hearst – his former Harvard roommate – Talking Heads mainstay Jerry Harrison expounds on music, business and life.

Alice Waters in her backyard garden in Berkeley.

Recipe For Change

The woman who changed the way we eat looks back at nearly 50 years of running her famed restaurant, Chez Panisse — and looks forward to innovative ways to feed the next generation.