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A team of more than 20 reporters covers important developments in the nation's capital, assessing both their national significance and their hometown relevance for McClatchy's 31 newspapers and Internet sites. McClatchy also has bureaus in Beijing, Cairo, Istanbul, Mexico City and Kabul.
Our Washington and foreign-based reporters don't cover every story that moves. Rather, they concentrate on developments that we believe are of special importance, those in which we have particular expertise and those that otherwise would go unreported.
We are proud of our record on these and other stories. For another view of our track record, check out this PBS special by Bill Moyers, which highlights the bureau's work questioning the rationale for the Iraq war.
Although our offices are just a few blocks from the White House, we aim to cover Washington from an outside-the-Beltway perspective. Relying in part on McClatchy's newspapers, which extend from Miami to Anchorage, we report not just about the people who make the decisions in Washington. We also focus on the citizens across the country who live with the decisions.
The McClatchy Washington Bureau is a product of the 2006 purchase of Knight Ridder by the McClatchy Co. The two companies' Washington operations were merged in June 2006; the result was an expanded operation that combines the national and international reporting traditions of Knight Ridder and the hometown reporting traditions of McClatchy.
The bureau is strengthened by its association with the McClatchy-Tribune newswire, which serves more than 400 newspapers around the world.
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