McClatchy announces an experiment to eliminate one day of print for two papers 6/11/19

These are rickety times for newspapers. A major issue: printing a paper costs lots of money. Delivering the paper costs lots of money.

So the McClatchy chain, which has 30 newsrooms, is on a learning journey to find out how to get readers to go from print to digital.

In April, the McClatchy-owned Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Sun News went from publishing a print product seven days a week to six. It cut the print edition and produced only digital stories on Saturdays. Because digital activation increased 8 percent in one month, revenue was not impacted and virtually no one cancelled their subscription, McClatchy is adding two more papers to what it calls “Digital Saturdays.” The Durham (N.C.) Herald Sun and the Bellingham (Wash.) Herald will no longer print on Saturdays, starting July 6.

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Mandy Jenkins named general manager of The Compass Experiment 6/11/19

McClatchy has named Mandy Jenkins as general manager of The Compass Experiment. Jenkins will lead a three-year effort to explore new sustainable models for local news. She will start in this new role beginning June 17.

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McClatchy elevates Kristin Roberts to vice president of news 5/28/19

McClatchy has named Kristin Roberts vice president of news. She will lead a newly-expanded News group that comprises the company's 30 newsrooms across 14 states, news operations and McClatchy Studios, the company's long-form audio and video documentary production unit.

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New editor and publisher named for the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald 3/12/19

McClatchy has named Aminda Marqués González as editor and publisher of the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald, and expanded the leadership role of Sara Glines as regional publisher of McClatchy's Carolinas and East regions. They will begin their new roles on April 15.

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McClatchy's War Within Initiative raises money to help erase military medical debt 2/5/19

Donations from McClatchy readers and viewers around the country will help pay off more than $5 million in medical bills owed by servicemembers, veterans and their families.

In partnership with RIP Medical Debt, a nonprofit that buys bundles of debt at a steep discount and forgives it, McClatchy's War Within Initiative fundraising drive across print, digital, video and social platforms sparked the compassion of donors in the local news company's 30 markets and beyond, leading hundreds to join the effort to lift a burden for those who serve.

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McClatchy to centralize design jobs in North Carolina 12/18/18

Sacramento-based newspaper publisher McClatchy will consolidate the design and copy editing functions of its 30 newspapers across the country into a central hub in Charlotte, N.C.

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McClatchy's Julie Moos named executive director of National Press Club Journalism Institute 12/11/18

The National Press Club Journalism Institute has announced that Julie Moos will be its next executive director.

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McClatchy names vice president of national digital sales 11/19/18

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.

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Tim Grieve to step down as vice president of news 10/29/18

McClatchy has announced that Tim Grieve will step down from the position of vice president of news after the midterm elections on Nov. 7.

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McClatchy adds three ReadyCam Studios in newsrooms for Election Day 2018 10/23/18

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.

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