Darryl Winter has joined McClatchy as vice president of national sales, digital. Winter is based in New York and tasked with driving national sales and leveraging the McClatchy portfolio of brands and audiences to serve agencies and national brands.MORE
McClatchy has announced that Tim Grieve will step down from the position of vice president of news after the midterm elections on Nov. 7.MORE
With Election Day 2018 just two weeks away, McClatchy is making its journalists more accessible than ever to media outlets across the country. Three McClatchy newsrooms are now equipped with VideoLink's ReadyCam television studio systems. Leading journalists based at the Miami Herald, The Sacramento Bee and McClatchy's Washington bureau are now available for interviews to provide regional and national media outlets with on-camera insight and analysis for some of this election year's most high-stakes races.MORE
In a speech Oct. 15 to students at University of the South, McClatchy President and CEO Craig Forman criticized the term "fake news" and championed the importance of local news. He also described a free press as one that shines light in dark corners and sometimes makes people uncomfortable.MORE
Coming out of the 2016 presidential election year, covering politics in the media has often times gone through chaos and disorder. It's what prompted McClatchy to launch the Influencer series in four of its major markets: California, Florida, Missouri and the Carolinas.
Kristin Roberts, regional editor of the McClatchy's East region, is in charge of leading the series in all four markets. As regional editor, she discovered that having reporters just cover polls during the elections was a bad decision and it didn't help readers.
"We didn't satisfy the consumer's desire to understand policies affecting their communities and where candidates stood on those policies," she said. "Readers want us to force conversation about policy, not personality."
Now, she considers the Influencer series the start of changing the way newsrooms should approach covering politics.
And it all starts with the reader.
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McClatchy Studios, the documentary production arm of McClatchy, has announced its inaugural fall lineup, focused on local stories with national appeal. Three shows produced by McClatchy Studios will stream on Facebook Watch, McClatchy news websites and other streaming services in the fall, including a series inside the surprisingly competitive Texas Senate race between Democratic contender Beto O'Rourke and Republican incumbent Senator Ted Cruz.MORE
McClatchy has named Nick Johnson, a digital media executive with over two decades of experience in the media and advertising industry, as its new head of advertising.MORE
McClatchy appointed Tim Regan-Porter to the new position of South Region editor, overseeing the Ledger-Enquirer in Columbus, Ga., The Telegraph in Macon, Ga., and the Sun Herald in Biloxi, Miss. He will be based in Macon, and start in the beginning of July.MORE
The McClatchy Co. has promoted Columbus native Ross McDuffie to general manager/vice president of advertising for Georgia, overseeing operations at the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer and The Telegraph in Macon.MORE
McClatchy announced the launch of new editorial initiatives this month, aimed at better connecting McClatchy readers with important coverage of politics and policy decisions at stake in the 2018 midterm elections. The projects – "The Influencer Series," "Ground Game" and "Beto" – will provide sophisticated coverage of midterm election races important to both local voters served by McClatchy news brands and political obsessives nationwide.MORE
Over the summer, the folks at The Palm Beach Post in Florida realized they had "a very large stock" of aging spadea paper that had to be used fairly quickly. Spadea paper, used for premium advertising that folds or wraps around the front section of the newspaper, eventually ages to the point that it's no good. The unused stock of paper became one half of a special package that also featured premium positioning on the paper's website.More
Southern hospitality and a Midwest-rooted sensibility will combine when SNPA and Inland Press Association team up for a Joint Annual Meeting next fall.
SNPA and Inland, known for programming practical, actionable information in a collegial environment, will meet at the J.W. Marriott Chicago in the city's Loop from Sunday, Oct. 6, through Tuesday, Oct. 8.More