Earlier this year, the nation's second largest news media company, Knight Ridder, bought a chain of free daily newspapers in California including the Palo Alto Daily News, Los Gatos Daily News, Burlingame Daily News, Redwood City Daily News and San Mateo Daily News. Here is a collection of stories about the subsequent changes in those markets, including an interview with Knight Ridder CEO Tony Ridder, about the changes in those markets. All stories appeared in The Palo Alto Weekly online edition.
Editorial: Deeper questions in Daily News sale
Sharp contrast between Knight Ridder's corporate policies and small dailies' attack-journalism leaves many scratching heads about meaning, impact of purchase.