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Oct 15, 2018McClatchy President and CEO Craig Forman Describes Independent Press as Patriotic Not Political
-- Forman Calls on Students to Make Their Voice Heard and Vote -- SEWANEE, Tenn., Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In a speech today 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. He also urged students to vote, "The job of holding the powerful to account is hardly the med... 
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Oct 15, 2018Craig Forman Speech: The Future of Media - It's in Your Hands - University of the South
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Oct 12, 2018McClatchy To Webcast Third Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- McClatchy (NYSE American: MNI) announced today that its third quarter earnings conference call will be accessible live to the media and general public via internet webcast and through listen-only, dial-in conference lines. The conference call will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018, at noon Eastern, 9 a.m. Pacific time. McClatchy's earnings announcement will be released to newswire services before the market opens on November 9th. The full text... 
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Oct 11, 2018Rae Carruth, Former NFL Star Linked to Girlfriend's Murder, Subject of Major Podcast Series Presented by The Charlotte Observer and McClatchy Studios
"Carruth" Launches October 16 SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Charlotte Observer and McClatchy Studios announced today the October 16 launch of "Carruth," a serialized podcast about the former Carolina Panthers star receiver who was implicated in the murder of his pregnant girlfriend, Cherica Adams. Carruth, a former No. 1 draft choice of the National Football League's Carolina Panthers, has been serving a 19-year sentence for conspiracy to commit murder. He will be rele... 
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Sep 27, 2018Ryan Mote Promoted to Publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Vice President of Strategic Advertising of McClatchy's Central Region
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- McClatchy (NYSE American: MNI) named Ryan Mote to the position of Publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Vice President of Strategic Advertising of McClatchy's Central region. He will begin in this new role starting November 5th. He succeeds Sean Burke who is stepping down to pursue new opportunities. "We're grateful to Sean for his efforts and thoughtful contributions to our digital transformation and w... 
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Sep 10, 2018Miami Herald to Convene the Florida Priorities Summit
-- Inaugural Gathering to Explore Solutions to Vital Policy Issues and Continue the Conversation Sparked by The Influencer Series --MIAMI, FL, September 10, 2018 -- Influential leaders from diverse backgrounds across the State of Florida along with readers of McClatchy's (NYSE American: MNI) Florida newsrooms -- the Miami Herald, Bradenton Herald, el Nuevo Herald -- and Sayfie Review, will hash out solutions to tough policy issues with a shared goal of building a better Florida at the Florida Pr... 
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Aug 15, 2018McClatchy Studios Announces Inaugural Fall Lineup and Inks Pact with Storied Media Group
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- McClatchy Studios, the documentary production arm of McClatchy (NYSE American-MNI), a leading local media company, 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'Rou... 
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Aug 07, 2018Addressing A Significant Business Challenge, Tru Measure Introduces Customized Goals and KPI Reporting
Untitled DocumentMeaningful metrics prove true ROI of digital marketing campaignsRALEIGH, N.C., August 7, 2018 – In a survey conducted by Advertiser Perceptions earlier this year, 40 percent of chief financial officers surveyed said “vanity metrics,” data points that present no real connection to their business, were one of the biggest concerns about investing more resources into digital marketing. Tru Measure, a digital marketing services platform and a subsidiary of McClatchy (NYSE Ameri... 
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Aug 03, 2018Michael Roehrman Named Executive Editor of The Wichita Eagle and Kansas.com
Untitled DocumentSACRAMENTO, Calif., August 3, 2018 -- McClatchy (NYSE American: MNI) promoted Michael Roehrman to Executive Editor of The Wichita Eagle and Kansas.com. "As a seventh-generation Kansan and the third generation of his family to work at The Eagle, Michael has shepherded the tremendous growth of Kansas.com, directing content, strategy and platform distribution,"  said Dale Seiwert, General Manager of The Wichita Eagle and Kansas.com. "And after serving as interim editor ... 
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Jul 27, 2018McClatchy Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results
- Grew digital-only subscribers 34.5% from Q2 2017 to 122,400 as of Q2 2018 - Reduced operating expenses 4.8% and adjusted operating expenses 5.0% from Q2 2017 - Grew digital-only advertising revenues 20.2%, surpassing print newspaper advertising revenues in May and June - Completed refinancing of debt capital structure on July 16th SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- McClatchy (NYSE American-MNI) today reported a net loss in the second quarter of 2018 of $20.4 million,... 
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Jul 25, 2018Nick Johnson to Lead Advertising at McClatchy
Untitled DocumentSACRAMENTO, Calif., July 25, 2018 -- McClatchy (NYSE American: MNI) today 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. Johnson will be responsible for driving all aspects of McClatchy's advertising revenue, working with its national and local sales teams in 30 markets and the company's excelerate© digital agency. His focus will be on continuing to accelerate the com... 
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Jul 16, 2018McClatchy Announces Closing Of $310 Million Of Senior Secured Notes Due 2026
Calls for Full Redemption of 9.00% Senior Secured Notes Due 2022 SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The McClatchy Company (NYSE American: MNI) ("McClatchy" or the "Company") today announced that it has closed its previously announced offering of $310 million aggregate principal amount of its 9.000% Senior Secured Notes due 2026 (the "2026 Notes") to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and outs... 
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Jul 13, 2018McClatchy To Webcast Second Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call
SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- McClatchy (NYSE American: MNI) announced today that its second quarter earnings conference call will be accessible live to the media and general public via internet webcast and through listen-only, dial-in conference lines. The conference call will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018, at noon Eastern, 9 a.m. Pacific time. McClatchy's earnings announcement will be released to newswire services before the market opens on July 27th. The full text of... 
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Jul 11, 2018Facebook Backs Documentary Series by McClatchy “The War Within” to Stream on Facebook Watch
Untitled DocumentSacramento, Calif., July 11, 2018 -- McClatchy (NYSE American: MNI) announced the launch of a new ten-part documentary series for Facebook Watch later this year.  "The War Within" will chronicle the lives of retired veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, who are helping their brothers and sisters in arms cope with the myriad effects of war. The series will follow America's next generation of leaders as they forge a path towards healing and positive change for veter... 
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Jun 29, 2018McClatchy Announces Pricing Of $310 Million Of Senior Secured Notes Due 2026
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The McClatchy Company (NYSE American: MNI) ("McClatchy" or the "Company") today announced that it priced its offering of $310 million aggregate principal amount of its 9.00% Senior Secured Notes due 2026 (the "2026 Notes") to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and outside the United States to non-U.S. persons pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act.  ... 
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Jun 28, 2018Joe Tarica Named Editor of The Tribune
 SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 28, 2018 -- McClatchy (NYSE American: MNI) promoted longtime journalist Joe Tarica to Editor of The Tribune in San Luis Obispo, California. Most recently as senior editor, Tarica celebrated 25 years with The Tribune in January. As Editor he will oversee The Tribune and SanLuisObispo.com. "We're thrilled to have Joe's continued journalistic leadership," said The Tribune's Publisher, Ken Riddick. "His deep understanding of the community and his experience means ... 
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Jun 27, 2018McClatchy Announces Amended Framework Agreement With Chatham Asset Management, LLC
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The McClatchy Company (NYSE American: MNI) ("McClatchy" or the "Company") today announced that it has entered into an amended and restated term loan framework agreement (the "Amended Framework Agreement") with Chatham Asset Management, LLC, amending and restating the Term Loan Framework Agreement, dated as of April 26, 2018.  Pursuant to the Amended Framework Agreement and subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, The McClatchy Compa... 
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Jun 27, 2018McClatchy Proposes To Offer $310 Million Of Senior Secured Notes Due 2026
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The McClatchy Company (NYSE American: MNI) ("McClatchy" or the "Company") today announced that it proposes to offer $310 million aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes, subject to market and other conditions. The notes would be due in 2026 and are to be offered and sold only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and outside the United States to non-... 
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Jun 18, 2018McClatchy New Ventures Lab Names Four Creators for Its Inaugural Storytellers-in-Residence Program
Untitled Document-- Creators Will Break New Ground with 3D Nonfiction Experiences on Mobile -- SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 18, 2018 – McClatchy (NYSE American: MNI) announced today its inaugural class of Storytellers-in-Residence. The four creators will train at McClatchy New Ventures Lab and focus on 3D augmented reality experiences on mobile platforms. They will develop episodic content aimed at connecting with new audiences and study distribution and monetization models. The creators... 
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Jun 11, 2018Tim Regan-Porter Named South Region Editor
Sacramento, Calif., June 11, 2018 -- McClatchy (NYSE American: MNI) 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, MS. Tim will be based in Macon, GA, and start in the beginning of July. "Tim will bring to these three important newsrooms an innovative approach that I'm confident will help to strengthen our connections with our communities and deliver the kind of ... 
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Jun 05, 2018 McClatchy Unveils Ambitious Editorial Initiatives for Midterm Election Coverage Targeted to Local Voters and Political Obsessives Nationwide
Untitled Document -- "The Influencer  Series" Will Feature Exclusive Content from More Than 200 Leading State Voices  and Crowdsource the Key Policy Issues Voters Want Candidates to Address in Four  States ---- McClatchy and OZY  Media Partner to Launch "Ground Game" Offering In-Depth Coverage of the 12  Bellwether House, Senate and Gubernatorial Races ---- Weekly Documentary  Video Series "Beto" Goes Behind-the-Scenes in Heated Texas Senate Race on  Faceb... 
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May 23, 2018McClatchy Announces Final Results Of Debt Tender Offer At Par For 2022 Notes
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The McClatchy Company (NYSE American-MNI) announced today the final results of its offer to purchase for cash up to $13 million of its 9.0% Senior Secured Notes due in 2022 (the "9.0% Notes") pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Offer to Purchase dated April 25, 2018 (the "Offer"). Based on the results provided by the trustee of the 9.0% Notes, $0.5 million aggregate principal amount of the 9.0% Notes were tendered prior to the Offer's expi... 
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May 17, 2018McClatchy Holds 2018 Annual Meeting Of Shareholders
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The McClatchy Company (NYSE American: MNI) shareholders today elected 12 directors to one-year terms and ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2018.    Shareholders elected Anjali Joshi, who has served as a board member since July of 2017, as a new Class A director and also re-elected Maria Thomas and Elizabeth Ballantine as Class A directors. Class B shareholder... 
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Apr 27, 2018McClatchy Reports First Quarter 2018 Results
- Digital advertising revenues exceed print newspaper advertising revenues - Digital-only subscribers up 32.8%; average monthly unique visitors up 13.1% from prior year - Collaborates on Subscribe with Google initiative to expand digital subscription audience - Debt reduced by $95 million to $710 million; first lien debt now at $345 million - Announces agreement to issue new subordinated debt, which extends debt maturities SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- McClatc... 
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Apr 25, 2018McClatchy Announces $13 Million Debt Tender Offer At Par For 2022 Notes
Completed the Sale and Leaseback of Real Property in Columbia, South Carolina SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- McClatchy (NYSE American: MNI) announced that The State Media Company completed the sale of real property including The State building and surrounding land. Concurrent with the sale, McClatchy entered into a 15-year lease with the purchaser of the real property, which includes initial annual lease payments of approximately $1.6 million.   The sale resulted in $13... 
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Apr 24, 2018McClatchy Rolls Out Subscribe with Google and #ReadLocal Campaign, Highlighting Independent Local Journalism
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The independent local journalism produced by McClatchy's 30 newsrooms across the country is now easier to access online with a new subscription tool developed in a collaboration with Google. Subscribe with Google offers a frictionless way to purchase a subscription to any and all of McClatchy's 30 local news sites. Subscribe with Google was announced last month and McClatchy began rolling it out today. "We're... 
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Apr 23, 2018Rebecca Poynter Named Publisher of the Idaho Statesman
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- McClatchy (NYSE American: MNI) announced today that Rebecca Poynter has been named publisher of the Idaho Statesman. Poynter was most recently president Gannett mid-Michigan and led the Lansing State Journal, with additional oversight for Port Huron Times Herald, Battle Creek Enquirer, Livingston Daily Press & Argus and the Observer & Eccentric. A native of Kentucky, Rebecca was national/majors adver... 
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Apr 18, 2018Rodney Mahone Promoted to President and Publisher of The Charlotte Observer and Four Local South Carolina News Sites
Ross McDuffie Promoted to Georgia General Manager and Advertising Vice President SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- McClatchy today named Rodney Mahone as president and publisher of The Charlotte Observer, The State in Columbia, SC, The Herald, in Rock Hill, SC, The Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette in Hilton Head, SC, and also named Ross McDuffie as Georgia general manager and advertising vice president, based in Columbus. They will begin in their new roles at the beginning ... 
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Apr 16, 2018McClatchy To Webcast First Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- McClatchy (NYSE American: MNI) announced today that its first quarter earnings conference call will be accessible live to the media and general public via internet webcast and through listen-only, dial-in conference lines. The conference call will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018, at noon Eastern, 9 a.m. Pacific time. McClatchy's earnings announcement will be released to newswire services before the market opens on April 27th. The full text ... 
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Apr 09, 2018McClatchy Announces 12 President's Awards For Journalism Excellence
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- McClatchy (NYSE American: MNI) today announced 12 President's Awards for journalists who held officials accountable, forced transparency into dark corners of government and told stories that connected with millions of readers around the U.S. in original, compelling and essential ways. The Kansas City Star won a McClatchy President's Award for "Why So Secret, Kansas?" a series of stories that laid bare the... 
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Mar 20, 2018McClatchy Names Peter Farr As Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The McClatchy Company (NYSE American: MNI) announced today Peter Farr will join the company as corporate controller and chief accounting officer on April 16, 2018. Peter, 54, is currently the Northwest Accounting Policy Director for The Boeing Company in Seattle, WA, where he has spent the past ten years in increasingly senior leadership roles. He holds a Masters of Professional Accountancy from Montana State University and is a CPA, with pr... 
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Mar 15, 2018Mike Fannin Named Regional Editor of McClatchy's Midwest Region
-- McClatchy Adds Washington State Newsrooms to its West Region Led by Lauren Gustus and Names Steve Coffman Editor of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram -- SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- McClatchy (NYSE American: MNI) McClatchy today named Mike Fannin as Regional Editor for the Midwest Region. Fannin, currently Executive Editor and Vice President of The Kansas City Star, will continue to lead the The Kansas City Star and oversee three additional newsrooms including The Wichita ... 
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Feb 27, 2018Kristin Roberts Named Regional Editor of McClatchy's East Region
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- McClatchy (NYSE American: MNI) today named Kristin Roberts Regional Editor of the company's East region. Roberts, currently Executive Editor of McClatchy's Washington Bureau, will oversee nine newsrooms. She will begin her new role immediately. "We are delighted to promote a dynamic and passionate McClatchy editor with a proven track record of innovation and digital transformation," said Tim Grieve, Vice Pr... 
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Feb 27, 2018McClatchy to Present at J.P. Morgan Global Finance Conference and Reduces Debt
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- McClatchy (NYSE American-MNI) said it will present the company's business strategies and outlook for 2018 at the J.P. Morgan Global High Yield & Leveraged Finance Conference in Miami, Florida at 11 a.m. Eastern today. Led by President and CEO Craig Forman and CFO Elaine Lintecum, the presentation will be available on the company's website (www.mcclatchy.com) shortly after it is delivered at the conference. McClatchy also noted it has repur... 
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Feb 16, 2018McClatchy Reports Fourth Quarter 2017 Earnings
Record Growth in Digital Subscriptions and Continued Debt Reduction - Increased digital-only subscribers to nearly 103,000, up 23.8% - Grew average monthly unique visitors to 71 million, up 9.0% - Reduced operating expenses 6.1% and adjusted operating expenses 4.0% - Reduced 2017 net debt by $162.8 million to $705.6 million, leverage improved to 4.46X EBITDA - Redeemed $75 million of 9% bonds in January 2018, reducing secured debt to $365 million SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 16, 20... 
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Feb 05, 2018McClatchy To Webcast Fourth Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --McClatchy (NYSE American: MNI) announced today that its fourth quarter earnings conference call will be accessible live to the media and general public via internet webcast and through listen-only, dial-in conference lines. The conference call will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018, at noon Eastern, 9 a.m. Pacific time. McClatchy's earnings announcement will be released to newswire services before the market opens on February 16th. The full t... 
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Jan 12, 2018Robyn Tomlin and Lauren Gustus Named Regional Editors at McClatchy
-- New Regional Structure for News Announced -- SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- McClatchy (NYSE American: MNI) today announced a new regional structure for news and named Robyn Tomlin and Lauren Gustus as Regional Editors. Tomlin, currently Managing Editor at The Dallas Morning News, will be based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and will be responsible for the seven McClatchy newsrooms in the Carolinas.  Gustus, currently Executive Editor of McClatchy's Star-Telegram in Fort W... 
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Jan 04, 2018Cars.com and McClatchy Accelerate Affiliate Market Transition
Agreement Brings Dealers in All McClatchy Markets into Cars.com's Direct Sales Channel CHICAGO and SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cars.com Inc. (NYSE: CARS), a leading online automotive marketplace, and McClatchy (NYSE American: MNI), a news media company, today announced an agreement to convert the remaining 17 affiliate markets into the Cars.com direct sales channel prior to the October 2019 affiliate agreement expiration date. The agreement follows an earlier November 201... 
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