Town & country

For the British magazine, view Town and Country Magazine.
The town & country, once the Home Journal and The National Press is a repeated American lifestyle magazine. It is the oldest continuously published general-interest magazine in the United States.



The magazine was established as The National Press by poet and writer Nathaniel Parker Willis and New York Evening Mirror newspaper editor George Pope Morris in 1846. Eight months later, it was renamed The Home Journal. After 1901, the magazine’s name became "Town & Country, " and it has maintained that name ever since.

During most of the 19th century, this weekly magazine highlighted poetry, articles, and stories. As more famous people began reading it, the magazine began to add social news and gossip to its pages. In 1901, the magazine continued to chronicle the social events and recreational activities of the North American land society, including debutante or cotillion balls, and also reported on the consequent “beneficial marriages” that came from people meeting at such social engagements.

The magazine’s earlier readership consisted of members of the Establishment. This included older wealthy families in New York City, Boston Brahmins, and, later, those people in other parts of the United States whose surnames may have appeared in the Social Register (founded 1887).

Willis maintained and edited the magazine from 1846 until he died in 1867.


After Willis’s death, the magazine went through various owners and editors until William Randolph Hearst took ownership in 1925. The first editor under Hearst’s ownership was Harry Bull. He published the magazine from 1925 to 1949. Henry B. Sell became Bull’s follower.

The magazine is still owned and issued by Hearst Corporation. It is issued monthly, and its readership is formed of essentially younger socialites, cafe society, and middle-class experts.

Most of the promotional copies in the magazine are for luxury assets and services. Highlight articles and photography focus principally on fashion, arts, culture, internal design, travel, marriages, parties, celebration events, and other interests and affairs of the upper class.


In May 1993, Pamela Fiori grew into the first female editor of the Town & Country publication. During her ownership, Fiori was credited with improving the flow by making the magazine more fashion-forward and in recent years, making patronage more of a priority for the magazine.

Fiori also pushed for more variety in the magazine’s coverage. To play down the magazine’s distinguished snobbish and elitist WASP, or preppy image, more celebrities have been showing up on the magazine’s covers, and there has been an improvement in the number of articles showcasing the events and weddings of socially notable persons of African-American descent, as well as the social activities of people of other ethnicities.

On April 6, 2010, Fiori was replaced by Steven Drucker as the editor-in-chief of the magazine.


Jay Fielden was named editor-in-chief in 2011. Fielden was previously editor-in-chief of Men’s Vogue. Earlier in his career, he worked at Vogue and The New Yorker. He stated he intended to bring “several people under the tent” of “a ■■■■■, exclusionary magazine.” He next said, "I gave the town and country some teeth, reporting on behavior that wasn’t always that which, well, Emily Post would approve, like having an evening taken instead of a Scotch on the rocks."In 2014, Fielden convinced novelist Jay McInerney to move his column about wine from the Wall Street Journal to town and country.

Fielden inaugurated the T&C 50 lists, including rankings of philanthropists and influential American families. In 2014, he established the town & country Philanthropy Summit, which has highlighted preachers such as Michael Bloomberg, Chelsea Clinton, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bradley Cooper, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Geoffrey Canada. Fielden left town and country in 2016 when he replaced David M. Granger as editor-in-chief of Esquire Magazine. Adweek composed how Fielden had changed the magazine from “a dusty publication to a buzzy brand.”

SUMMARY: According to HuffPost on May 9, 2018, town & country took criticism for disinviting Monica Lewinsky from their philanthropic summit because former President Bill Clinton decided to attend the event. Hollywood producer Judd Apatow commented, “This is what everyone is fighting against.” He then added that town and country “should be ashamed of themselves.”


Hearst Corporation is one of the nation’s biggest media companies with contracts in magazines, newspapers, and trade publishing; cable, television, and radio broadcasting; internet resources; TV production and distribution; newspaper distribution and real estate.


Hearst publishes data for automotive, electronic, pharmaceutical, and financial activities through its subsidiaries, which cover Black Book, CAMP Systems International, Motor Information Systems, Fitch Group, and its Hearst Health Network.

Fitch Group provides investment ratings for corporations and different financial tools and services.

Through its Hearst Ventures unit, the company makes important investments in online properties such as BuzzFeed and Pandora and has a ■■■■■■■■ post in entertainment network IGN Entertainment.

The Hearst Magazines International system includes nearly 300 print publications and more than 265 websites in about 35 languages and nearly 85 countries. It also issues about 20 magazines in the UK through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hearst Magazines UK.

Company Background:

In 1887, William Randolph Hearst grew owner of the San Francisco Chronicle, setting the platform for his career as a press baron, political development, and inspiration for what many experts call the most prominent movie, Citizen Kane. Hearst Corporation has had its ups and downs over the decades and now finds itself a class media giant of class with assets in newspapers, including the San Francisco Chronicle, TV channels, modern media, investment, and a range of other firms working around the world.
Geographical Reach:

Hearst has more than 360 contracts in some 150 countries with wholly-owned subsidiaries in China, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan, and the UK.

Financial Review:

Personally held, Hearst announced that its income rose 4% to $11.4 billion in 2018 from 2017, supported by the result of the US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and returns from cashing in on investments made by Hearst Ventures and Fitch.


Hearst has founded a development business in its business media services, a group of subscription-based, digital trade magazines that provide business and medicinal information, as well as software. The business’s clients include hospitals, drug corporations, health plans, money managers, payment funds, turbojet plane owners, and automotive companies. Hearst plans to extend its Business Media group of publications through grants and investments in new data and software sources.

In 2018, the company bought 20% of its Fitch that it didn’t own, giving it full control over the business and making Fitch its biggest holding.

Hearst increased its staff of magazines with particular audiences in 2018 with the addition of Rodale Inc. and its publications that involve Men’s Fitness, Women’s Fitness, and Runner’s World. Hearst is also attached to its newspaper holdings by purchasing a group of weeklies in Connecticut. It invested in printing and packaging technology in San Francisco to decrease printing prices at the Chronicle and boost the capability to print other newspapers in the country.


Is Town & Country magazine still being issued?

The magazine is still owned and published by Hearst Corporation. In May 1993, Pamela Fiori became the first female editor-in-chief of Town & Country magazine.

How frequently are Town and Country issued?

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Who owns Town & Country?

Hearst Corporation. The magazine is still owned and issued by Hearst Corporation. It is published monthly, and its readership is made up of mainly younger socialites, cafe society, and middle-class specialists.

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In September 2003, a spin-off magazine named, Town and Country Travel, was issued. It is published quarterly. In September 2007, Town and Country Travel started a travel website and a staff travel blog. There is a limited edition of the magazine concentrating on wedding planning. In the past decade, the magazine has also issued various manners, wedding, and lifestyle guides. Among the most recent books issued by the magazine is “Modern Manners: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Social Graces,” published in 2005 and edited by Town & Country senior editor Thomas Farley.

In 2003, town and country issued town and country marriages, which are published twice yearly.

The first international variant of the magazine, called Town and Country Philippines, was launched by Summit Media in 2007.

A British town and country magazine was started by Hearst Magazines UK, a subsidiary of Hearst Corporation, in May 2014.


EditorStellene Volandes

Former editor: Frank Zachary

Photographer: Ronny Jacques

Frequency: Monthly

Total circulation:


Founder Nathaniel Parker Willis and George Pope Morris

Year founded: 1846

Company: Hearst Magazines

Country: United States

Based in New York City