THE FRESNO BEE is a daily newspaper serving
Fresno, California , and
surrounding counties in that
U.S. state 's
San Joaquin Valley
San Joaquin Valley . It is
The McClatchy Company and ranks fourth in circulation among
the company's newspapers.
The Fresno Bee
The Fresno Bee was founded in 1922 by the McClatchy brothers Charles
Kenny (C.K.) and Valentine Stuart (V.S.), sons of The Sacramento Bee
's second editor
James McClatchy . C.K.'s only son Carlos McClatchy
became The Fresno Bee's first editor. The two Central Valley
newspapers, closely linked by family ownership and editorial
philosophy, formed the core of what later grew into The McClatchy
Company . In 1926, the McClatchys purchased an older Fresno newspaper,
The Republican. The Fresno Republican had been founded in 1876, by Dr.
Chester A. Rowell and a group of investors that included inventor and
Frank Dusy . In 1932, The Bee took over the subscription
lists of The Fresno Republican and merged the newspapers.
The paper launched its website in 1996; in November 2005, the paper
integrated its online operations into the paper's other departments.
The Bee was following the example of The New York Times and other
newspapers hoping to combine the creative strengths of the worlds of
digital and print journalism.
* Journalism portal
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The McClatchy Company Newspapers: The Fresno Bee". The
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* ^ "About the McClatchy Company: History". The McClatchy Company.