MCT News Service Broadens Content Lineup, Takes On SHNS Clients Scripps Howard News Service Transitions Business to McClatchy-Tribune
CHICAGO, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- McClatchy-Tribune Information Services (MCT) today announced that it will add content from Scripps newspapers and selected commentators to its lineup and will begin serving Scripps Howard News Service (SHNS) clients as that storied syndicator ceases operation.
SHNS is closing after 96 years of syndication in order to commit greater resources to Washington coverage and investigative journalism.
MCT has reached agreement with Scripps to distribute news, commentary, features and photos from Scripps newspapers and bureaus, including content from a revamped Washington reporting operation.
MCT will begin incorporating the new content and working with SHNS clients immediately, with the transition to be completed by January 2014. MCT and SHNS clients will be offered the MCT service, expanded to include the most popular SHNS features.
MCT, a joint venture of McClatchy Newspapers and Tribune Co., is the world's leading supplemental news service with contributions from 600 titles that include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and The Miami Herald. MCT provides content to 1,200 media clients and digital information entities worldwide.
"MCT is a natural partner to represent our content,'' said Mizell Stewart III, vice president/content, newspapers for The E.W. Scripps Co. "I'm certain Scripps' clients will welcome the combined content offerings, along with the editorial expertise and customer service of MCT."
"MCT is pleased to add good journalism from such a respected brand and eager to serve Scripps Howard News Service clients,'' said Debra Leithauser, editor of MCT News Service. "This fits MCT's commitment to growth and to provide our customers the best news and information to engage readers.''
MCT moves about 250 stories each weekday for every segment of print and digital reports—breaking national and international news, news features, business, entertainment, lifestyle, op-ed and sports. On weekends and holidays, MCT moves about 100 news and sports stories each day.
About The E.W. Scripps Company
The E.W. Scripps Company (www.scripps.com) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, print and digital media brands. It owns 19 local television stations and daily newspapers in 13 markets across the United States and an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses. Scripps also produces television programming, runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of one of the nation's most successful educational programs, Scripps Spelling Bee. Founded in 1879, Scripps is focused on the stories of tomorrow.
About MCT Information Services
MCT is a news service operated jointly by Tribune Co. and The McClatchy Co. MCT provides news and feature articles, opinion columns, photos, graphics, video, illustrations, caricatures, themed content packages and paginated products. With contributions from 600 content partners in the United States and abroad and material produced by its own staff, MCT supplies content to 1,200 media and digital services clients worldwide. For more information about MCT, visit www.mctdirect.com.
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