Craig I. Forman, a current member of McClatchy's Board of Directors, has succeeded Patrick J. Talamantes as the company's president and chief executive officer.MORE
McClatchy has acquired the assets and operations of The Herald-Sun in Durham, N.C., including related digital assets, from the Paducah, Kentucky-based Paxton Media Group, which has owned the publication since 2004. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.MORE
McClatchy has named Andrew Pergam vice president, video and new ventures. In this newly created role, Pergam will continue to lead The Video Lab, McClatchy's award-winning video operation, while spearheading the company's corporate development efforts and the management of its venture investment portfolio. Pergam will report to McClatchy's President and CEO, Pat Talamantes.MORE
The McClatchy Company has announced the launch of excelerate, a full-service digital agency designed to offer local and regional advertising clients marketing solutions that drive results.MORE
The McClatchy Company has announced the appointment of Maria Thomas to its board of directors. Thomas replaces Kathleen Foley Feldstein, a long-standing member of the board, who retired at McClatchy's annual meeting on May 18.MORE
McClatchy has announced that veteran digital journalist Tim Grieve will succeed Anders Gyllenhaal as vice president of news this fall.
Gyllenhaal, 64, has been McClatchy's vice president, news, and Washington editor since 2010. He will leave the vice president position in October in accordance with retirement policies for corporate officers. After a brief hiatus, he will return in a new role as senior editor and director of leadership and development. Grieve will move into the vice president role on October 4, 2016.MORE
You get what you measure.
Count the number of bylines a newspaper reporter produces, and you'll likely get more bylines. Track page views closely, and your newsroom will be far more attune to what is driving page views and how to get more of them.
What a news organization includes in the set of metrics that leadership and staff monitor regularly can have some unintended consequences. Distraction from things that are more important, if nothing else. Google Analytics can measure a lot of different things, and there's a temptation to include as many ways of measuring audience as one can cram into a spreadsheet. In the process, staff can get hung up on measuring changes in process instead of changes in outcomes.More
The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C., is getting into the horse racing business, acquiring the ownership rights to Steeplechase of Charleston.
P.J. Browning, publisher of The Post and Courier, said at a Thursday announcement at The Dewberry that acquiring the event helps the media company to diversify its portfolio and invest in its community.
"It makes good business sense for all of us here to pay attention to the ways in which Charleston residents and visitors alike embrace our unique events," Browning said. "Thousands of people attend festivals around town each year, and there's every reason that this can and should happen with Steeplechase."More