about  /   archives  /   contact  /   subscribe  /       
Share this entry
Make this entry better

What are we missing? Is there a key link we skipped, or a part of the story we got wrong?

Let us know — we’re counting on you to help Encyclo get better.

Put Encyclo on your site
Embed this Encyclo entry in your blog or webpage by copying this code into your HTML:

Key links:
Primary website:
Primary Twitter:

Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

is the nation’s , with including the , the , and the .

McClatchy is a publicly traded company based in Sacramento, Calif., where its flagship paper, the Sacramento Bee, was founded in 1857. The company was until 1989.

The company is known for the quality of its national and . Knight Ridder’s Washington bureau, which merged with McClatchy’s in 2006, has received and for its reporting in the runup to the Iraq War. The company also runs , sharing expenses with the Christian Science Monitor.

McClatchy the larger Knight Ridder chain of newspapers in 2006, 12 of those newspapers shortly after the purchase, including the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the San Jose Mercury News, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Several months later, McClatchy , which it had owned since 1998. The company to the local journalism website Alaska Dispatch in 2014.

McClatchy’s purchase of Knight Ridder was , as the company had among corporate newspaper publishers. But the purchase , leading the company to much of the sale costs, cut of , and face the  of stock delisting.

The company’s stock price plunged to pennies on the dollar in 2009 but thereafter, stringing together through early 2010. McClatchy leads the newspaper industry in online traffic growth and percentage of total revenue derived from its websites, but it also carried  in long-term debt as of 2010. It also in the first quarter of 2012. By later that year, its pension plan was by $383 million.

McClatchy that it would begin testing online paid-content plans in partnership with Press+, hinting at a model built around multiplatform subscription packages. The company at five papers in the third quarter of 2012 and spread them to the rest of its papers by the end of the year. One of its first major paywalls was at the Sacramento Bee in September 2012. McClatchy across its company in April 2013 and through the program in May 2013.

In February 2011, the company announced plans to make after further declines in overall ad revenue, even as than print ads.

Peers, allies, & competitors:
Recent AndroidForMobile Lab coverage:
March 15, 2019 / Dan Gillmor
Can our corrections catch up to our mistakes as they spread across social media? — During the second week of February, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram published a column that turned out to be wrong. What happened next was the catalyst for an experiment in journalistic transparency that we believe has huge...
Feb. 11, 2019 / Ken Doctor
Newsonomics: In the Consolidation Games, enter the bankers — The bankers are now hired. Is the early 2019 newspaper chain M&A face-off now getting serious? It’s reminiscent of an earlier brand of warfare. Newspaper chains — all cutting desperately, each facing a short...
Feb. 1, 2019 / Ken Doctor
Newsonomics: Amid screaming alarms, consolidation mania turns feverish — Alden’s going to snatch Gannett! No, Gannett’s going to turn the tables and buy Alden’s Digital First Media! But wait, Gannett will reject Alden — is that a real offer? — and turn its attention to merging with ...
Jan. 18, 2019 / Ken Doctor
Newsonomics: Tribune’s Thursday night surprise rescrambles the consolidation puzzle — In a Thursday evening surprise, Tribune Publishing chairman and CEO Justin Dearborn is out, along with two company executives. Out, here, is a relative term as Dearborn’s three-year tenure, his first ever in the newspa...
Nov. 6, 2018 / Ken Doctor
Newsonomics: Newspapers are shells of their former selves. So who’s going to build what comes next in local? — Neil Chase knows the painful realities of managing and motivating a daily newsroom in 2018. “You can’t ask dedicated, veteran career journalists to completely change the way they work without explaining why,&...

Recently around the web, from Mediagazer:

Primary author: Mark Coddington. Main text last updated: April 10, 2014.
Make this entry better
How could this entry improve? What's missing, unclear, or wrong?
Name (optional)
Email (optional)
Explore: Tumblr
Tumblr logo

Tumblr is a microblogging platform created in 2007 by David Karp and Marco Arment and owned by Yahoo. Tumblr is often referred to as a “microblogging” service because its features are designed for simplicity. Though the blogs offer users background themes and other design options, Tumblr is not as customizable as platforms like WordPress or…

Put Encyclo on your site
Embed this Encyclo entry in your blog or webpage by copying this code into your HTML:

Encyclo is made possible by a grant from the Knight Foundation.
The AndroidForMobile Journalism Lab is a collaborative attempt to figure out how quality journalism can survive and thrive in the Internet age.