Vijay Ravindran named to McClatchy's board of directors 12/5/17

McClatchy has announced the appointment of Vijay Ravindran to its board of directors, effective Jan. 1, 2018.


Stephanie Shepherd resigns as McClatchy controller 11/6/17

Stephanie Shepherd, corporate controller of The McClatchy Company since December 2015, has resigned effective Nov. 27 to pursue an executive finance role in the Nevada state education sector. A search for her replacement has begun.


Three McClatchy newsrooms to join News Co/Lab Initiative 11/6/17

McClatchy has announced that three newsrooms will join an innovative initiative to strengthen news literacy, credibility and public trust.

The Telegraph, in Macon, Ga., and The Modesto Bee, in central valley California, will join The Kansas City Star as part of News Co/Lab, a collaborative project developed by Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and supported by the Facebook Journalism Project and the News Integrity Initiative.

The three local newsrooms will launch a variety of experiments to improve the public's ability to understand how news works, build public trust in reporting, increase transparency in how news is produced, improve community engagement with newsrooms and gather feedback. The Cronkite School will track the success of these steps and share best practices and models that work.


McClatchy names Scott Manuel as VP of digital product, technology 10/9/17

McClatchy has named Scott Manuel as vice president of digital product and technology. In this newly-created position, Manuel will drive digital product management and development at McClatchy. He will be based in Raleigh, N.C., a technology hub for the company.


McClatchy video series featured in Facebook's Watch 8/14/17

McClatchy has announced that Titletown, TX, the real-life, inside account of an elite Texas high school football team's journey for a sixth state championship in eight years, is being featured as part of Facebook's new Watch platform.

Watch is a place where people can find Shows, a new type of video on Facebook. Users can engage with a broader community and subscribe as new episodes are released each week. Facebook continues to roll out Watch to users and Titletown, TX can be found here:


McClatchy announces closing of CareerBuilder sale 8/1/17

The McClatchy Company has announced the completion of the sale of a majority of its interest in CareerBuilder, LLC.


McClatchy names new member to Board of Directors 7/17/17

McClatchy has appointed Anjali Joshi to its board of directors, effective July 31.


Inside McClatchy's plan to reinvent its newsrooms 6/27/17

If you are a reporter at one of McClatchy's 31 papers, you will have this meeting sometime in the next year, or you may have already:

You will be asked to join one of your editors and a member of corporate's roving "reinvention team." There will be talk of digital best practices, but the heart of the exercise is a look at how well a collection of your recent stories performed online. Which ones were hits? Which ones bombed?

The team will advise you to spend more time on the kinds of stories digital audiences are looking for in local journalism, especially high-impact enterprise stories. And drop the dull stuff. Lots of boring stories don't do much for the reader or the company's bottom line.

So far it's working, said Tim Grieve, vice president of news for McClatchy, who's five months into a new program to pick up the pace of digital transformation.

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McClatchy to sell a majority of its 15% ownership in CareerBuilder 6/20/17

McClatchy has entered into an agreement along with other owners – TEGNA Inc., the controlling shareholder owning 53 percent of CareerBuilder, LLC, and Tribune Media Company – to sell CareerBuilder to an investor group.


New publisher and executive editor named at the Star-Telegram 6/12/17

Sean Burke has been appointed by McClatchy as president and publisher of the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram. He succeeds Gary Wortel, who was promoted to lead McClatchy's West Region in March and is now president and publisher of The Sacramento Bee. Burke previously served as president and publisher for GateHouse Media New England.

In addition, Lauren Gustus, executive editor at the Fort Collins Coloradoan, will become the Star-Telegram's new vice president and executive editor, replacing Jim Witt, who retired last fall. Gustus will start June 19.