Now Hiring

It’s certainly not uncommon in the media world for layoffs to follow mergers. But, in the wake of the acquisition of Knight Ridder and the sale of some its long-time papers, McClatchy is hiring for its DC bureau. Openings include a regional reporter for Lexington, Ky., Columbus, Ga. and Macon, Ga. and one for Anchorage, Alaska and Boise, Idaho; a Mexico correspondent, a Congressional correspondent and a foreign editor.

What this means for the integration of the highly respected former Knight Ridder bureau beats us. Anybody have any scoops?