The Modesto Bee

Newspaper in Modesto, California
The Modesto Bee
The July 27, 2005 front page
of The Modesto Bee.
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Chatham Asset Management, LLC
(formerly: McClatchy Company)[1]
(as Daily Evening News)
Headquarters(209) 578-2000
(800) 776-4237
CityModesto, California
Circulation29,108 Daily
25,098 Sunday (as of 2020)[2]

The Modesto Bee is a California newspaper. It has about 70 employees and is delivered throughout central California, reaching places such as Modesto, Turlock, Oakdale, Ceres, Patterson and Sonora.


The Modesto Bee founded in 1884 as the Daily Evening News and published continuously as a daily under a variety of names. Before its purchase by Charles K. McClatchy and McClatchy Newspapers in 1924, it merged in the same year with the Modesto News-Herald, adopting that name as part of a consolidation. In 1933 it changed its name to the Modesto Bee and News-Herald, and in 1975 abbreviated the name on its masthead to The Modesto Bee. Its current owner is the descendant firm, McClatchy Company, an American newspaper corporation.

In May 2024, the newspaper announced it will reduce its print days to three a week: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.[3]

See also

  • flag California portal
  • Journalism portal


  1. ^ "McClatchy, Family-Run News Chain, Goes to Hedge Fund in Bankruptcy Sale". The New York Times. August 2020. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  2. ^ "McClatchy | Markets". 2021-11-29. Archived from the original on 2021-11-29. Retrieved 2023-04-12.
  3. ^ Virgen, Carlos (May 3, 2024). "Modesto Bee to change print days, delivery method as digital transition evolves". Modesto Bee. Retrieved July 7, 2024.

External links

  • Official website
  • The Modesto Bee official mobile website
  • The Modesto Bee RSS feeds
  • The McClatchy Company's subsidiary profile of The Modesto Bee Archived 2006-11-09 at the Wayback Machine
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