The news service was founded in 1973 by Knight Ridder and Tribune Co. McClatchy acquired half ownership with its purchase of Knight Ridder in 2006.
The McClatchy-Tribune Information Services provides news stories, feature articles, photos, graphics, illustrations, caricatures, themed content packages and paginated products. With contributions by more than 60 newspapers in the United States and abroad and material produced by its own staff in the United States and Europe, MCT supplies content to 1,200 media clients worldwide. MCT is also a major provider of content to online information services.
The MCT products are marketed worldwide by Tribune Media Services, the content-licensing unit of Tribune Co.
The service is located at 700 12th St., N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, D.C., 20005-3994. The main phone number is 202-383-6095.