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November 26, 1985
Knight-Ridder Newspapers on Monday announced a restructuring of its newspaper management and named P. Anthony Ridder, publisher of the San Jose Mercury News, as president of a newly organized newspaper division. The restructuring centralizes operations of the Miami-based firm's 28 daily newspapers under one executive. Ridder also was named chairman of the operating committee and member of the executive committee.
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December 25, 2005 | Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
The day after Hurricane Katrina wrecked the Gulf Coast, Tony Ridder headed for Mississippi, where one of his newspapers was confronting the biggest story in its history without power, telephones or running water. The chairman and chief executive of San Jose-based Knight Ridder Inc. reached the scene before most of the staff of the Biloxi Sun Herald had made it back to the newsroom.
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BUSINESS
April 25, 2001 | From Associated Press
Knight Ridder Chairman Tony Ridder sparred with employees over budget cuts at the company's annual meeting Tuesday and criticized the resigned publisher of the San Jose Mercury News for failing to react more quickly to Silicon Valley's eroding economy. Ridder fielded eight questions during the meeting, and all but one revolved around Knight Ridder's commitment to journalism in the face of a slowing economy, which resulted in a 31% decline in the company's first-quarter profit.
BUSINESS
April 25, 2001 | From Associated Press
Knight Ridder Chairman Tony Ridder sparred with employees over budget cuts at the company's annual meeting Tuesday and criticized the resigned publisher of the San Jose Mercury News for failing to react more quickly to Silicon Valley's eroding economy. Ridder fielded eight questions during the meeting, and all but one revolved around Knight Ridder's commitment to journalism in the face of a slowing economy, which resulted in a 31% decline in the company's first-quarter profit.
BUSINESS
December 25, 2005 | Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
The day after Hurricane Katrina wrecked the Gulf Coast, Tony Ridder headed for Mississippi, where one of his newspapers was confronting the biggest story in its history without power, telephones or running water. The chairman and chief executive of San Jose-based Knight Ridder Inc. reached the scene before most of the staff of the Biloxi Sun Herald had made it back to the newsroom.
BUSINESS
March 28, 2001 | From Associated Press
The president of the Miami Herald was named publisher of the San Jose Mercury News on Tuesday, replacing Jay T. Harris, who quit last week in a dispute over parent Knight Ridder's cost-cutting plans. Joseph T. Natoli, 45, has spent his entire career with Knight Ridder, first as an accountant in the company's suburban division and then in various management positions at the Herald.
BUSINESS
April 28, 2001 | Associated Press
Knight Ridder Inc. will eliminate jobs at most of its 32 daily newspapers across the country in the face of plunging advertising revenue and rising newsprint prices, the company said. The nation's second-largest newspaper company did not specify how many jobs will be lost in the reorganization. San Jose-based Knight Ridder, whose newspapers include the San Jose Mercury News, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Miami Herald, employs about 22,000 people.
BUSINESS
September 20, 2002 | From Reuters
Knight Ridder Inc., the No. 2 U.S. newspaper publisher, said Thursday that it expected third-quarter earnings to fall well short of analysts' estimates as weak classified advertising has hurt revenue in Silicon Valley and other key markets. Chairman and Chief Executive Tony Ridder said he expected earnings to nearly match the 81 cents a share earned a year ago. Analysts, on average, expected earnings of 87 cents per share, within a range of 85 cents to 91 cents, according to Thomson First Call.
BUSINESS
August 5, 1998 | Associated Press
David Lawrence Jr. is stepping down after nine years as publisher of the Miami Herald, Knight Ridder's flagship newspaper, to be replaced by Alberto Ibarguen, publisher of El Nuevo Herald, the company said. Lawrence will remain as chairman of the Miami Herald Publishing Co. through the end of the year. Under Lawrence's leadership, the Herald won four Pulitzer Prizes but is in the midst of what Lawrence called "a reexamination."
BUSINESS
October 17, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Knight Ridder Inc., the second-biggest U.S. newspaper publisher, said third-quarter profit fell 27% on lower sales as terrorist attacks prolonged an advertising slump and raised expenses. Net income at the San Jose-based publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Miami Herald fell to $55.7 million, or 65 cents a share, from $76.1 million, or 87 cents, a year earlier. Sales declined 9.9% to $693.1 million from $769.2 million.
BUSINESS
November 26, 1985
Knight-Ridder Newspapers on Monday announced a restructuring of its newspaper management and named P. Anthony Ridder, publisher of the San Jose Mercury News, as president of a newly organized newspaper division. The restructuring centralizes operations of the Miami-based firm's 28 daily newspapers under one executive. Ridder also was named chairman of the operating committee and member of the executive committee.
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October 12, 2002 | From Associated Press
Bernard H. Ridder Jr., the former publisher of the St. Paul Pioneer Press who helped create Knight Ridder, the nation's second-largest newspaper group, has died. He was 85. Ridder, known as "Bernie," who died Thursday of complications from a stroke in San Mateo, Calif., was a key architect of the merger of the Knight and Ridder newspaper groups. The merged entity now operates 32 daily papers with a combined circulation of nearly 4 million.
BUSINESS
March 28, 2006 | Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
There's no shortage of billionaires in Silicon Valley. But do they know the way to San Jose? That could explain why no local bidder has emerged for the valley's hometown paper, the San Jose Mercury News. Knight Ridder Inc.'s flagship daily is one of 12 newspapers that McClatchy Co. of Sacramento plans to sell as part of its deal to buy the San Jose-based company.
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