Knight Ridder, Inc.
- Homepage: http://www.knightridder.com/
December 2002: "Knight Ridder is the nation's second-largest newspaper publisher, with products in print and online. The company publishes 32 daily newspapers in 28 U.S. markets, with a readership of 8.5 million daily and 12.1 million Sunday. Knight Ridder also has investments in a variety of Internet and technology companies and two newsprint companies. The company's Internet operation, Knight Ridder Digital, creates and maintains a variety of online services, including Real Cities, a national network of city and regional destination sites in 56 U.S. markets. Knight Ridder and Knight Ridder Digital are located in San Jose, Calif."
July 2006: A federal judge Friday denied San Francisco real estate investor Clint Reilly's request for a temporary restraining order to block the sale of four former Knight Ridder newspapers, including the Mercury News, which will be acquired by MediaNews.http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/15149836.htm
July 2005: ...a journalistic firestorm, with outraged reporters here and elsewhere lashing out at Herald executives and the newspaper's parent company, Knight Ridder, for the late-night firing of star columnist Jim DeFede, the writer Teele contacted just before he took his own life.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/28/AR2005072802095.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Former Owner of (partial or full) Careerbuilder Organization Nov 29, 2007 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Charlotte Observer Source Aug 16, 2006 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Fort Wayne Newspapers Organization Jul 30, 2005 Former Owner of (partial or full) Fort Worth Star-Telegram Source Jun 12, 2009 Former Owner of (partial or full) Kansas City Source Oct 22, 2007 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Knight-Ridder Source Mar 27, 2005 Status/Name Change to McClatchy Company Organization Aug 17, 2006 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Miami Herald Source Aug 16, 2006 Former Owner of (partial or full) Philadelphia Daily News Source Aug 30, 2007 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Philadelphia Inquirer Source Former Owner of (partial or full) San Jose Mercury News Organization Jul 3, 2007 Former Owner of (partial or full) St. Paul Pioneer Press Organization Jul 3, 2007
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jul 07, 2009 Florida aided Allen Stanford, suspect in huge swindle: Florida regulators -- over objections by the state's top banking lawyer -- gave sweeping powers to banker Allen Stanford, accused of swindling in
QUOTE: Over objections by the state's chief banking lawyer -- including concerns that [Allen] Stanford was laundering money -- regulators granted sweeping powers never given to a private company.
Miami Herald Jul 04, 2007 Storm intensifies as forecasters want director removed: The director of the hurricane center confronted a new challenge as three top forecasters called for his departure.
QUOTE: Three senior forecasters at the National Hurricane Center called Tuesday for the ouster of the new director, Bill Proenza, saying he has damaged public confidence in their forecasts, fractured morale and lost their support.
Miami Herald Apr 10, 2007 McDonald's to pay penny more per pound of tomatoes: Immokalee workers will get an extra penny per pound of tomatoes they pick for McDonald's. Now the pressure is on Burger King.
QUOTE: Under the terms of the agreement with McDonald's announced at the Atlanta-based Carter Center, a third party will verify that the additional penny per pound will go directly to the migrant workers who harvest McDonald's tomatoes. McDonald's and the workers will also work together to develop a workplace code of conduct that suppliers must follow.
Miami Herald Aug 20, 2006 What do they know about you? MN SURVEY OF BIG 4 FIRMS SHOWS YOUR WANDERINGS ONLINE MAY NOT BE AS SECRET AS YOU WOULD LIKE
QUOTE: America's top four Internet companies -- Google, Yahoo, AOL and Microsoft -- promise they will protect the personal information of people who use their online services to search, shop and socialize. But a close read of their privacy policies reveals as much exposure as protection.
San Jose Mercury News Jul 29, 2006 Judge rejects bid for order to block sale of newspapers
QUOTE: A federal judge Friday denied...restraining order to block the sale of four former Knight Ridder newspapers...The decision leaves McClatchy and MediaNews free to complete the transaction -- one that Reilly has objected to as creating a Bay Area news monopoly...
San Jose Mercury News Jul 20, 2006 Ban of blogs stirs outrage from India to Silicon Valley
QUOTE: Outraged Internet users from New Delhi to Silicon Valley are blasting India's government for shutting off access to millions of blogs, drawing comparisons of the world's largest democracy to the authoritarian censorship of China and Iran.
San Jose Mercury News Jun 30, 2006 Tire co. charged with unfair practices
QUOTE: The National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint against Continental Tire North America Inc. for engaging in unfair labor practices in labor negotiations with the company's union, dating back to last October.
Charlotte Observer May 30, 2006 Options-granting scandal widens in valley: MCAFEE FIRES GENERAL COUNSEL AMID COMPANY PROBE
QUOTE: Regulators are looking to determine if companies broke securities and tax laws by backdating stock-option grants to coincide with the lowest possible market price. The practice of backdating is drawing scrutiny because it maximizes the amount of money option holders can make in exercising options.
San Jose Mercury News May 28, 2006 First steps to counter identity theft: VETERANS, OTHERS HAVE QUICK OPTIONS, SOME FREE
QUOTE: Imagination can run wild with what a thief can do with the Social Security numbers of more than 26 million U.S. veterans, but privacy experts and regulators are advising people not to panic.
San Jose Mercury News Mar 21, 2006 IRS plans to allow preparers to sell data: Critics said the proposed regulation could lead to a loss of privacy for clients.
QUOTE: The IRS is quietly moving to loosen the once-inviolable privacy of federal income-tax returns. If it succeeds, accountants and other tax-return preparers will be able to sell information from individual returns - or even entire returns - to marketers and data brokers.
Philadelphia Inquirer Jan 18, 2006 SEC seeks to pull covers off exec pay
QUOTE: It will be easier for the public to discover the million-dollar perks enjoyed by top executives...under rules federal regulators unanimously proposed Tuesday.
San Jose Mercury News Sep 02, 2005 Katrina revives debate about race in America
QUOTE: While no group is monolithic in opinion or emotion, many blacks are outraged that so many of their own were left behind in New Orleans with no evacuation plan and no urgent effort to rescue them....No one questions that whites have been moved by the suffering of blacks, and vice versa. But amid images of black looters, some sympathy threatens to give way to anger and disdain.
San Jose Mercury News Jul 29, 2005 Suicide's Aftermath Rocks Miami
QUOTE: DeFede voluntarily told the Herald about the taping, but not before being assured by one of the paper's lawyers, Robert Beatty, and by Publisher Jesus Diaz that he had attorney-client privilege..."I trusted my employer to stand by me," DeFede said. "Suddenly, I'm out on the street..."
Washington Post Jul 16, 2005 Ebbers as `a symbol': Do long jail terms deter crime?
QUOTE: Judges and prosecutors these days think huge sentences are necessary to deter corporate crime, and society's thirst for vengeance has increased as well.
San Jose Mercury News Apr 10, 2005 Problems lurking behind bad stucco: Improper application may cost you in repairs
QUOTE: Experts predict that because of damage caused by improperly applied stucco, hundreds of homeowners in the Kansas City area — and thousands nationwide — may end up paying millions of dollars to repair homes that are less than 15 years old.
Kansas City Apr 05, 2005 Is child support debate about fairness, or public subsidies?
QUOTE: There's no doubt that there are low-income divorced mothers who are in dire financial straits and that in some ways the state's social services system comes up short. But to try to right those wrongs through the child-support guidelines is simply wrong — and perpetuates the long-held stereotype that noncustodial fathers are nothing but a piggy bank.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Mar 21, 2005 Law Bush signed as Texas governor prompts cries of hypocrisy
QUOTE: The federal law that President Bush signed early Monday in an effort to prolong Terri Schiavo's life appears to contradict a right-to-die law that he signed as Texas governor, prompting cries of hypocrisy from congressional Democrats and some bioethicists.
Knight-Ridder Oct 14, 2004 SEC Widens Newspaper Circulation Investigation
QUOTE: The Securities and Exchange Commission has asked several media companies to provide information about how they calculate paid circulation, an industry-wide inquiry that comes in the wake of circulation-inflation scandals at four large newspapers this year...
Washington Post Jul 13, 2003 Mfume: NAACP to fight for affirmative action
QUOTE: "We're concerned as we convene this convention about the ongoing economic downturn that is affecting the country but more so affecting those communities that are black, Latino and poor white."
Miami Herald Jul 04, 2003 Food labeling push angers meatpackers, grocers
QUOTE: Supporters say that the recent mad cow disease scare in Canada... is a "casebook example" of why the regulation is consumer friendly.
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