The Wrap News Inc. and Hearst Newspapers have closed a deal to distribute Wrap content in print and digital through Hearst’s major metropolitan newspapers including in San Francisco, Houston, Seattle and San Antonio.
The agreement covers 17 Hearst publications including The San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News, Albany Times Union, Seattle Post-Intelligencer and seven outlets in Connecticut, all of which are using Wrap stories to augment their coverage of Hollywood and popular culture.
“TheWrap is a leading voice in Hollywood news, and we are excited to have their reporting as part of our editorial offering,” said Karen Brophy, Vice President of Digital Product at Hearst.
“We are very proud to partner with Hearst to carry our coverage in major cities across the country,” said Sharon Waxman, TheWrap’s CEO and Founder. “This partnership is an exciting step forward in our goal of helping premium news outlets benefit from our high quality content in the entertainment news space.”
Launched in May 2014, WrapWire news service provides 24/7 coverage of the business of entertainment and media, reported and edited by its award-winning editorial staff. The coverage includes high-profile newsbreaks, investigative stories and authoritative analysis, along with robust coverage of popular culture, trending topics and the intersection of media and culture.
WrapWire helps its content partners drive user engagement and grow traffic through high quality, original news content.
The following Hearst newspapers will carry Wrap content: The San Francisco Chronicle, SFGate, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News, Mysanantonio.com, Albany Times Union, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Westport News, New Milford Spectrum, Danbury News Times, Fairfield Citizen, Darien News, Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time, CT Post, Danbury News Times, New Canaan News.
Hearst Corporation is one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 34 weekly newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Albany Times Union; hundreds of magazines around the world, including Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, ELLE and O, The Oprah Magazine; 29 television stations, which reach a combined 18 percent of U.S. viewers; ownership in leading cable networks, including Lifetime, A&E, HISTORY and ESPN; significant holdings in automotive, electronic and medical/pharmaceutical business information companies; a majority stake in global ratings agency Fitch Group; Internet and marketing services businesses; television production; newspaper features distribution; and real estate.
About The Wrap News Inc.
The Wrap News Inc. is the leading digital news organization covering the business of entertainment and media. Founded by award-winning journalist Sharon Waxman in 2009, The Wrap News Inc. is comprised of the award-winning, industry-leading website with its high-profile newsbreaks, investigative stories and authoritative analysis; it also includes premium, glossy magazines with stunning original photography and editorial, distributed to entertainment industry professionals; Wrap Events, a series of high profile gatherings of thought leaders including the Power Women breakfast series, Oscar season screening series and TheGrill, an executive leadership conference centered on the convergence of entertainment, media and technology. The Wrap News, Inc. is backed by Maveron, a venture capital firm based in Seattle, Washington and co-founded by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and Dan Levitan.
TheWrap was nominated as the Best Entertainment website in 2012 and named the best online news site in both 2012 and 2009 at the National Entertainment Journalism Awards by the Los Angeles Press Club. It has won many other awards for investigative reporting, columns, criticism and feature writing. TheWrap was named one of the “100 Most Important Online Publishers” in 2010 by OMMA, the magazine of online media, marketing and advertising.