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The State and its journalists agree to create union

McClatchy Co., which owns several local news organizations in South Carolina, voluntarily recognized The State News Guild on Monday, making the newspaper in Columbia the largest paper in the state to unionize. more

McClatchy adopts Adpoint for ad sales operations across 30 U.S. markets

McClatchy has selected Lineup System’s multichannel advertising sales solution, Adpoint, to replace multiple existing solutions. This change will enable McClatchy to increase business agility by using one platform to manage every aspect of multichannel advertising sales and finance processes for all their publications. more

Gannett and McClatchy collaborate to offer local reach for national advertisers

Gannett and McClatchy have announced a new offering that will give national brands the ability to connect seamlessly and more meaningfully with local audiences across a vast multi-channel network.  more

Black football star's mysterious death in Deep South examined in new podcast series

"Return Man" is the first season in a new anthology of character-driven audio documentaries co-produced by iHeartRadio and McClatchy, called "Longshot." The series focuses exclusively on the intersection of sports and social change. more

McClatchy names executive editor of The Sacramento Bee and regional editor for California papers

In her new role, Colleen McCain Nelson will lead McClatchy's newsroom in Sacramento and oversee all California newsrooms, including The Fresno Bee, The Modesto Bee, The Tribune in San Luis Obispo and the Merced Sun-Star. McCain Nelson was previously McClatchy opinion editor and editorial page editor for The Kansas City Star. more

Monica R. Richardson named executive editor of the Miami Herald

"At this critical time in our nation, particularly given the impact of the pandemic, racial reckoning and the country's political divisiveness, the Herald's public-service mission is more important now than ever before," said Monica Richardson, who was named this week to become the next executive editor of the Miami Herald. "I welcome the opportunity to fulfill this mission, leveraging technology, while motivating the newsroom and keeping the community's interest at heart." more

McClatchy’s 30 newspapers probably won’t be endorsing this year

The New York Times reported yesterday that McClatchy’s 30 papers will be permitted to make a presidential endorsement only if they conduct interviews with both Joseph R. Biden Jr. and President Trump. more

McClatchy acquired by Chatham Asset Management

McClatchy’s 30 news organizations and all of its employees have transitioned to a new private entity under Chatham ownership, completing Chatham's acquisition of McClatchy. The new company will retain The McClatchy Company name. more

Tony Hunter to become CEO of McClatchy on emergence from Chapter 11 in September

Chatham Asset Management, LLC has announced that Tony Hunter will become chief executive officer of McClatchy Company, following the local news company's emergence from Chapter 11 and the completion of its court-approved sale to Chatham, in September. more

Court approves sale of McClatchy to Chatham Asset Management

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York approved the sale of McClatchy to Chatham Asset Management this week. McClatchy expects to complete the transaction in September. more

McClatchy agreement with Chatham Asset Management retains jobs and benefits for staff; top two leaders to depart

The agreement filed by McClatchy with the US. Bankruptcy Court outlines that the entirety of the 30 McClatchy news organizations will move seamlessly to the new ownership structure. All employees will be offered their current job with new McClatchy, with equivalent compensation, benefits and full credit for service years.

As part of the transition, Chairman Kevin McClatchy, President and CEO Craig Forman and fellow board directors announced plans to depart from the company when the transaction closes by the end of the third quarter. more

McClatchy concludes auction process; Chatham Asset Management deemed successful bid

The McClatchy auction held as a part of its court-supervised sale process has concluded with Chatham Asset Management deemed the successful bid. more

Judge denies Alden challenge in McClatchy bankruptcy bidding; auction planned for today

The Charlotte (North Carolina) Observer reports that a federal bankruptcy judge on Thursday rejected a last-minute attempt by Alden Global Capital to weaken a rival bid for McClatchy Co., clearing the way for a pair of hedge funds to battle for ownership of the nation’s second largest local news company. more

Mayor to bankruptcy judge: South Florida benefits if Miami Herald is locally owned

The Miami (Florida) Herald reported this morning that Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has asked a judge to consider the public interest — and the vital role of local journalism — when weighing the fate of the Herald’s parent company, McClatchy. more

McClatchy journalists in seven newsrooms will continue working remotely — for now

For the balance of the year, seven news outlets in the McClatchy chain will work entirely by remote, Poynter reported this week.  By August, McClatchy journalists will move out of newsrooms in Miami, Charlotte, Washington, D.C., Columbia (South Carolina) and in three California markets: Modesto, Merced and San Luis Obispo. more

Tolley named president of three S.C. newspapers as Mahone takes over Georgia markets

The McClatchy Company announced leadership changes at its South Carolina properties on Monday. more

McClatchy offers three-part livestream series: 'COVID-19: Bending the Curve'

Yesterday, McClatchy began offering a weekly livestream series, "COVID-19-Bending the Curve."  Every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. EDT, the series will bring together top medical professionals, industry experts, patient advocates and policymakers who will update audiences throughout the country on the latest advancements to combat the virus.  more

McClatchy announces winners of the President's Awards for Excellence in Local Journalism

This year's awards spotlighted high-impact, investigative and accountability journalism that revealed local government corruption, the failure of the nation's foster care system, overcrowding and violence in a local jail and the injustice of an underfunded and understaffed public defenders system in Missouri.  more

Stephanie Pedersen elevated to president and editor of The News Tribune and Washington State regional editor

McClatchy has announced the promotion of Stephanie Pedersen to president and editor of The (Tacoma) News Tribune and Washington State regional editor of McClatchy's four newsrooms comprising The News Tribune, The Olympian, The Bellingham Herald and the Tri-City Herald in Kennewick. Pedersen will also serve as president of The Olympian, and begin in her new role at the end of June when she relocates to Tacoma. more

McClatchy launches text-to-speech audio feature across its 30 local news sites

McClatchy has launched a text-to-speech audio feature that will offer readers the option to listen to news content produced by its 30 newsrooms across the country. This is part of McClatchy's strategy in the audio space, which includes initiatives in smart speakers, audio search and podcasts. McClatchy is the first local news media company with a national reach to launch text-to-speech technology.  more
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