McClatchy spends $164,643 to move Kansas City Star publisher to Sacramento

Kansas City Star publisher Mark Zieman is named McClatchy operations veep
“With his move to the Sacramento metropolitan area from Kansas Cityuhaul to take the position of Vice President, Operations, the Company provided Mr. Zieman with relocation benefits. For 2012, these benefits included shipping household goods, temporary housing and assistance with the sale of his prior home. These benefits totaled $164,643.” — from McClatchy’s SEC filing

McClatchy CEO Gary Pruitt resigns to become Associated Press president
paintings“Upon his retirement from the Company after nearly 28 years of service, 16 of those years as CEO, Mr. Pruitt was presented with two paintings that had hung in his office. These were valued at approximately $25,000, and after being grossed up for taxes the value of the total gift was $35,848.” — also from the SEC filing

Patrick Talamantes, who replaced Pruitt as McClatchy CEO, made $1.6 million in 2012 and gets a 10% raise in 2013, bringing his base salary from $750,000 to $825,000. In 2012, he got a $270,000 bonus because “under Mr. Talamantes’ leadership, the Company continued to make significant progress in meeting the challenges faced by newspaper companies,” says the filing.

* Ex-McClatchy CEO Gary Pruitt made $3.6 million in 2012 (
* January 2013: McClatchy paper tells employees to take a week of unpaid furlough (