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McClatchy to Webcast Third Quarter 2007 Earnings Conference Call

Released 09/24/2007

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 16, 2007 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 16. 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 18225165.

About McClatchy

The McClatchy Company is the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 31 daily newspapers, approximately 50 non-dailies and direct marketing and direct mail operations. McClatchy also operates leading local websites in each of its markets which complement its newspapers and extends its audience reach in each market. Together with its newspapers and direct marketing products, these operations make McClatchy the leading local media company in each of its premium high growth markets. 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.

McClatchy also has a portfolio of premium digital assets. Its leading local websites offer users information, comprehensive news, advertising, e-commerce and other services. The company owns and operates McClatchy Interactive, an interactive operation that provides websites with content, publishing tools and software development. McClatchy operates Real Cities (http://www.RealCities.com), the largest national advertising network of local news websites and owns 14.4% of CareerBuilder, the nation's largest online job site. McClatchy also owns 25.6% of Classified Ventures, a newspaper industry partnership that offers classified websites such as the nation's number two online auto website, cars.com, and the number one rental site, apartments.com.

McClatchy is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MNI.