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Knight - Ridder, Inc. - Florida 1989  

Knight - Ridder, Inc. - Florida 1989

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Beautiful certificate from the Knight-Ridder Incorporated issued in 1989. This historic document was printed by the Security-Columbian Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an allegorical man. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s President, and Secretary, and is over 23 years old. is a name you can TRUST!
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Knight Ridder was an American media company, specializing in newspaper and Internet publishing. Until it was bought by The McClatchy Company on June 27, 2006, it was the second-largest newspaper publisher in the United States, with 32 daily newspapers sold.

The corporate ancestors of Knight Ridder were Knight Newspapers, Inc. and Ridder Publications, Inc. The first company was founded by John S. Knight upon inheriting control of The Akron Beacon Journal from his father, Charles Landon Knight, in 1933; the second company was founded by Herman Ridder when he acquired the German language Staats-Zeitung newspaper in 1892. As anti-German sentiment increased between the two world wars, Ridder successfully transitioned into English language publishing by acquiring the Journal of Commerce in 1926.

Both companies went public in 1969 and merged in 1974. For a brief time, the combined company was the largest newspaper publisher in the United States.

Knight Ridder had a long history of innovation in technology. It was the first newspaper publisher to experiment with videotex when it launched its Viewtron system in 1982.

In 1997 it bought four newspapers from the Disney Co. (Kansas City Star, Ft. Worth Star Telegram, Belleville(Ill) News-Democrat and (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) Times-Leader) for $1.65 billion. It was, at the time, the most expensive newspaper acquisition in the history of the newspaper business.

For most of its existence, the company was based in Miami, with headquarters on the top floor of the Miami Herald building. In 1998, Knight Ridder relocated its headquarters from Miami to San Jose, Calif.; there, that city's Mercury News—the first daily newspaper to regularly publish its full content online—was booming along with the rest of Silicon Valley. The internet division had been established there three years earlier. The company rented several floors in a downtown high-rise as its new corporate base.

In November 2005, the company announced plans for "strategic initiatives," which involved the possible sale of the company. This came after three major institutional shareholders publicly urged management to put the company up for sale.

On March 13, 2006, The McClatchy Company announced its agreement to purchase Knight Ridder for a purchase price of $6.5 billion in cash, stock and debt. The deal gave McClatchy 32 daily newspapers in 29 markets, with a total circulation of 3.3 million. However, for various reasons, McClatchy decided to immediately resell twelve of these papers.

On April 26, 2006, McClatchy announced it was selling the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, Monterey Herald, and St. Paul Pioneer Press to MediaNews Group (with backing from the Hearst Corporation) for $1 billion.

Daily newspapers owned by Knight Ridder and its predecessors included:

American News (Aberdeen, South Dakota), 1928–2006

Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio), 1903–2006

Belleville News-Democrat (Belleville, Illinois), 1997–2006

The Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, Washington), 2005–2006

Sun Herald (Biloxi, Mississippi), 1986–2006

Boca Raton News (Boca Raton, Florida), 1969–1997

The Daily Camera (Boulder, Colorado), 1969–1997

The Herald (Bradenton) (Bradenton, Florida), 1973–2006

The Idaho Statesman (Boise, Idaho), 2005–2006

Chicago Daily News (Chicago, Illinois), 1944–1959

The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, North Carolina), 1955–2006

The State (Columbia, South Carolina), 1986–2006

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus, Georgia), 1973–2006

Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, California), 1995–2006

Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan), 1940–2005 Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, Minnesota), 1936–2006

Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Texas), 1997–2006

The Post-Tribune (Gary, Indiana), 1966–1998

Grand Forks Herald (Grand Forks, North Dakota), 1929–2006

The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Missouri), 1997–2006

Lexington Herald-Leader (Lexington, Kentucky), 1973–2006

Long Beach Press-Telegram (Long Beach, California) Home of Bob Kerstein, 1952–1997

The Telegraph (Macon, Georgia), 1969–2006

The Miami Herald (Miami, Florida), 1937–2006

El Nuevo Herald (Miami, Florida), 1977–2006

Monterey County Herald (Monterey, California), 1997–2006

The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina), 1986–2006

The News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Indiana), 1980–2006

The Olathe News (Olathe, Kansas), 2000–2006

The Olympian (Olympia, Washington), 2005–2006

Palo Alto Daily News (Palo Alto, California), 2005–2006

Pasadena Star-News (Pasadena, California), 1956–1989

Philadelphia Daily News (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 1969–2006

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 1969–2006

Saint Paul Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minnesota), 1927–2006

San Jose Mercury News (San Jose, California), 1952–2006

The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, California), 1997–2006

Starkville Daily News (Starkville, Mississippi), 1986–1987

Centre Daily Times (State College, Pennsylvania), 1979–2006

Tallahassee Democrat (Tallahassee, Florida), 1965–2005

The Daily Times-Leader (West Point, Mississippi), 1986–1987

The Wichita Eagle (Wichita, Kansas), 1973–2006

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