Along with Tribune Media Services, a subsidiary of Tribune Co, McClatchy owns 50 percent of the McClatchy-Tribune Information Services (MCT). This Washington, D.C.-based news service was founded in 1973 by Knight Ridder and Tribune Co. McClatchy acquired half ownership with its purchase of Knight Ridder in 2006.
MCT provides news stories, feature articles, photos, graphics, illustrations, caricatures, themed content packages and paginated products. With 350-plus contributors worldwide, MCT supplies content to more than 1,200 media clients, online information services and information resellers across the globe. MCTs products and services are marketed worldwide by Tribune Media Services, the content-licensing unit of Tribune Co.