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Categories: Knight Ridder

"You're Full Of It, Dean."

Posted by: Jon Fine on April 26

It's pretty unusual for the preternaturally sunny McClatchy CEO Gary Pruitt to be as testy as he's described herein....

The Knight Ridder 12: Down To Eight?

Posted by: Jon Fine on April 20

The union bid for the twelve Knight Ridder newspapers McClatchy plans to sell has gotten an awful lot of ink--and not because the guy who runs the backer, Yucaipa Cos.,...

Ridder Agonistes

Posted by: Jon Fine on March 15

Tony Ridder's regrets, as told to the New York Times' Kit Seelye. A big one: the San Jose Mercury News--sort of the hometown paper of both his youthful and mogulish...

And So Begins The Remaking

Posted by: Jon Fine on March 13

McClatchy buys Knight Ridder; will immediately put 12 of Knight Ridder's dailies up for sale. (Interestingly, one of the papers McClatchy will sell is the San Jose Mercury News--the former...

On "Journalistic Excellence"

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 14

These stories are interesting, seeing that they more or less state outright that Knight Ridder’s corporate charter could significantly disadvantage bidders that don’t meet its standards of “journalistic excellence.” (Said...

Knight Ridder's Dream Team

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 10

Would be this: a joint bid from McClatchy Co. and the New York Times Co. What do you say: Totally workable or totally wet?...

Knight Ridder Makes It Official

Posted by: Jon Fine on November 14

Sort-of confirming an earlier report (in one of its own newspapers!) that was sort-of retracted later* Knight Ridder announced today it will explore "strategic alternatives." The company will be all...

Knight Ridder Agonistes

Posted by: Jon Fine on November 02

A major newspaper investor is rattling his saber, loudly, over at Knight Ridder. That investor--Bruce Sherman, who heads up Private Capital Management LP-- just got a hell of a lot...


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