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Gannett and McClatchy Collaborate to Offer Local Reach for National Advertisers

National brands and agencies gain access to 300 local markets in the U.S. and more than 200M highly-engaged consumers in brand-safe environment

MCLEAN, Va. & SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) and McClatchy, two of the most iconic and acclaimed local media companies, with deep roots in over 300 local communities, are offering national brands the ability to connect seamlessly and more meaningfully with local audiences across a vast multi-channel network.

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Black Football Star's Mysterious Death in Deep South Examined in New Podcast Series

“Return Man” launches first season of audio documentary anthology "Longshot," from McClatchy and iHeartMedia, exploring the intersection of sports and social change

New York and Rock Hill, S.C. – January 19, 2021 – iHeartMedia, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally, and McClatchy, a leading local media company with 30 newsrooms across the country, today announced “Return Man,” a new narrative podcast investigating the mysterious death of pro-football player Jim Duncan. The first episode of the eight-part series will be available January 26, distributed through the iHeartPodcast Network and available on iHeartRadio and wherever listeners get their favorite podcasts. The remaining seven episodes will post weekly each Tuesday beginning February 2.

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Colleen McCain Nelson named Executive Editor of The Sacramento Bee and Regional Editor for McClatchy’s California News Outlets

She will lead McClatchy’s newsroom in Sacramento and oversee all California newsrooms

Sacramento, Calif., January 5, 2021 -- McClatchy today announced the promotion of Colleen McCain Nelson to Executive Editor of The Sacramento Bee and Regional Editor for California. She will lead McClatchy’s newsroom in Sacramento and oversee all California newsrooms, including The Fresno Bee, The Modesto Bee, The Tribune in San Luis Obispo and the Merced Sun-Star. McCain Nelson was previously McClatchy Opinion Editor and Editorial Page Editor for The Kansas City Star.

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Monica R. Richardson named Executive Editor of the Miami Herald

First Black Editor to Lead the Miami Herald

Miami, Fla., December 7, 2020 -- McClatchy announced today the appointment of Monica R. Richardson as Executive Editor of the Miami Herald effective January 1, 2021. She will also be responsible for el Nuevo Herald and the Bradenton Herald.

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Jeffrey Dorsey Joins McClatchy as Senior Vice President of Transformation

Will lead all aspects of the company’s transformation efforts to accelerate progress to a digitally driven business model with value creation at its core.

Sacramento, Calif., October 13, 2020 -- McClatchy has appointed Jeffrey Dorsey to senior vice president of transformation reporting to chairman and chief executive officer, Tony Hunter. In this new role, Dorsey will lead all aspects of the company’s transformation efforts to accelerate progress to a digitally driven business model with value creation at its core.

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Nancy A. Meyer Named President of the Miami Herald

Accomplished media business leader with a track record of success

Miami, FL, October 1, 2020 -- McClatchy announced today that Nancy A. Meyer will join the Miami Herald as president starting on October 12. In this role, Meyer will lead the business side of the Herald and el Nuevo Herald, focusing on advertising, finance and operations.

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News industry leaders join Austin Tice’s brother in call for journalist’s release from Syria

Campaign enlists Americans in urging members of Congress to take action now

Washington, DC September 25, 2020 -- In an unprecedented collaboration, hundreds of news websites published an op-ed today by Jacob Tice calling for the release of his brother, journalist Austin Tice, in time for Thanksgiving. Austin Tice traveled to Syria in 2012 to report on the unrest there for McClatchy and other news organizations and has been detained ever since -- 2,965 days, more than eight years.

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McClatchy Acquired by Chatham Asset Management, LLC

McClatchy emerges with strong balance sheet, positioned for success

September 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Certain funds affiliated with Chatham Asset Management, LLC (“Chatham”) today announced that they have completed the previously announced acquisition of substantially all assets of The McClatchy Company (“McClatchy” or the "Company"). The new company will retain The McClatchy Company name. The transaction significantly strengthens the Company’s balance sheet so that it can deliver on its mission to provide essential, independent journalism to local communities across the United States. This milestone marks the official completion of the acquisition of the Company's assets and the successful transition of these assets from Chapter 11. As of September 4, 2020, the entirety of McClatchy’s 30 news organizations and all of its employees transitioned to a new private entity under Chatham ownership.

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