Mr Lincoln Millstein, TAS alumni and now Senior Vice President of Hearst Corporations, spoke to Blue & Gold staff on Friday, March 14.
Mr Millstein, who attended TAS from 1965-1968, lived and studied in Tienmu, a then-US military base, during the height of the Cold War.
Hearst Corporation, one of the world’s most diversified media companies, owns Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Marie Clare and Oprah’s O magazine. It also owns 50 American newspapers and cable channels such as ESPN.
Mr Millstein discussed the challenge of the digital age when journalists are often faced with the blurred line of what readers want to hear and what readers need to hear.
“[Readers] are not dumb,” Mr Millstein said. “Readers become their own editors.”
Mr Millstein spoke about his work at various Hearst publications, including the Greenwich Time, as well as his experience as Executive Vice President of New York Times Digital. He stated that “all changes,” especially in this digital age, are for the better of the consumers and readers.
Mr Millstein’s advice to students? “Go to college, get a degree, and get your first job as a newspaper reporter.”