McClatchy announced today that all 30 of its daily newspapers have joined The Associated Press mobile news network, AP revealed in a release.
Two McClatchy papers, The Miami Herald and The Sacramento Bee, had already joined AP Mobile in 2008. McClatchy’s Spanish-language El Nuevo Herald of Miami was the first Spanish-language daily to be used on the U.S.-Spanish section of the mobile service.
“Mobile is a key component of McClatchy’s overall digital strategy,” Christian Hendricks, McClatchy’s vp, interactive media, said in a statement. “Adding all our websites to AP Mobile makes it easier for consumers to access our local news and helps expand overall readership in our newspapers’ markets.”
AP Mobile is a multimedia news portal developed by AP that provides 24-hour access to international, national and local news. In addition to AP’s own coverage of news, sports, entertainment, more than 1,000 AP members and third-party sources provide content for AP Mobile.
“The addition of McClatchy’s full network of newspapers further enriches AP Mobile’s wealth of local news coverage,” Jane Seagrave, AP’s senior vp of global product development, said in a statement. “No other mobile news services combines so many original sources of credible, breaking news in a single, easy-to-navigate application.”