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Alta Magazine

A daily guide to the best writing about California

Conceived and backed by William Randolph Hearst III, Alta will provide a fresh, smart take on the issues, culture, personalities, politics, arts, lifestyle and history of California, featuring some of the state’s best writers, photographers and illustrators.

The magazine’s website,, will be a daily guide to the best writing about the state from Alta and other sources. Alta also will sponsor a series of events bringing together the best thinkers on California and current affairs.

Drawing on inspiration from magazines such as The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Spy, Alta will be smart, witty, literary, informative and newsy. Above all, Alta treasures great journalism, great storytelling and beautiful images. Alta’s partners include the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Bay Area Book Festival, SFFILM, and others.