The McClatchy Company dates to the California Gold Rush era of 1857, when James McClatchy, an orphaned Irish immigrant, was one of the founding editors of its first newspaper, The Sacramento Bee – one of the oldest newspapers in the West.
The McClatchy Company today is a leading newspaper and digital publisher with 30 daily newspapers and approximately 50 non-dailies in 15 states. McClatchy also operates leading local websites in each of its daily newspaper markets, which extend its audience reach. These websites offer users comprehensive news and information, advertising, e-commerce and other services.
McClatchy’s news and information is available on a wide variety of platforms – from the daily newspaper to social media websites, smart phones, blogs and niche publications, among others. Together, its newspapers, direct marketing products and interactive operations make McClatchy the leading local media company in some of the best markets in the country. McClatchy newspapers and websites are steadfast defenders of First Amendment values and advocates for the communities they serve.
McClatchy-owned newspapers include The Miami Herald, The Sacramento Bee, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Kansas City Star, The Charlotte Observer, and The (Raleigh) News & Observer.
Over the decades, McClatchy’s newspapers have been recognized with many honors, including 52 Pulitzer Prizes, 13 of which were gold medals for public service.