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The McClatchy Co. is a United States newspaper chain based in Sacramento, California.

As of 2005, the company has 12 daily and 17 community newspapers. The combined average circulation is 1.4 million daily and 1.9 million on Sundays. McClatchy newpapers have earned 13 Pulitzer Prizes.

The company was founded by James McClatchy in 1857.

McClatchy's largest newspapers, in order of circulation:

Other McClatchy acquisitions:

  • 1979: Anchorage Daily News in Alaska and the Tri-City Herald in Kennewick, Washington.
  • 1990: Three dailies in South Carolina -- The Herald in Rock Hill, The Island Packet in Hilton Head, and The Beaufort Gazette.
  • January 2004: Merced Sun-Star and five affiliated nondailies in California's Central Valley. Those newspapers are the Atwater Signal, the Chowchilla News, the Livingston Chronicle, the Los Baños Enterprise and the Sierra Star, which is in Oakhurst.

Other McClatchy operations include an Internet subsidiary, McClatchy Interactive, and Newsprint Ventures Inc., a consortium that operates the Ponderay newsprint mill near Spokane, Washington.

As of 2004, the company has about 9,300 employees. The company's stock symbol is MNI, and shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Newspaper chains

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