Friday, March 17, 2006
Knight Ridder, publisher of 32 papers across the country, was bought this week by the McClatchy Company – an outfit roughly half its size. McClatchy plans to keep only 20 of its newly-purchased properties and put the rest up for sale. Buzz Merritt was a Knight-Ridder employee for more then 40 years and is the author of Knightfall. Merritt joins Bob to explain why the newspaper industry might not go gently into that good night.