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McClatchy to Webcast Third Quarter 2006 Earnings Conference Call

Released 09/12/2006

The McClatchy Company (NYSE: 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 Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at noon Eastern, 9:00 a.m. Pacific time. McClatchy's earnings announcement will be released to newswire services before the market opens on October 17. The full text of the announcement and the financial tables also will be available on McClatchy's website.

The live webcast and press release will be accessible through http://www.mcclatchy.com and an archive of the webcast will be available for future reference.

In addition, McClatchy will provide access to the Noon conference call through listen-only, dial-in conference lines. To gain access to the call, dial 1-877-278-1205 at least ten minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call. The call conference ID is 6472261.

The McClatchy Company is the second-largest newspaper company in the United States, with 32 daily newspapers and approximately 50 non-dailies. McClatchy-owned newspapers include the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune, The Miami Herald, The Sacramento Bee, the Fort Worth Star- Telegram, The Kansas City Star, The Charlotte Observer, and The (Raleigh) News & Observer. In addition, McClatchy has a robust network of valuable internet assets, including leading local websites in each of its daily newspaper markets, offering readers information, comprehensive news, advertising, e-commerce and other services. The company also owns and operates McClatchy Interactive, an interactive operation that provides websites with content, publishing tools and software development; Real Cities ( http://www.RealCities.com ), the largest national network of city and regional web sites, operating in more than 110 U.S. markets, and is part owner of CareerBuilder, the nation's largest online classified employment listing service. McClatchy also owns 25 percent of Classified Ventures, a newspaper industry partnership that includes such online classified web sites as cars.com and apartments.com. McClatchy is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MNI.