Knightfall: Knight Ridder and How the Erosion of Newspaper Journalism Is Putting Democracy at Risk

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Amacom, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 256 pages
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With corporate balance sheets dictating what we read, freedom of speech is in peril -- and freedom itself may be compromised.
 

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Knightfall: Knight Ridder and how the erosion of newspaper journalism is putting democracy at risk

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Merritt, retired editor of the Witchita Eagle , spent 44 years with Knight and Knight-Ridder newspapers. Here he uses a historical view of the merger of the Knight and Ridder companies to examine the ... Read full review

Contents

Why This Matters
13
The Heritages
29
Building Toward Merger
46
A Marriage Made In ?
60
Introducing Change
79
External Change Boomers Wall Street and Technology
86
Internal Change Creeping Corporatism and Catastrophe
104
Change Seven Breaching the Wall
121
Lie Cheat Steal
132
Doing the Journalism
151
Saying GoodBye
174
Wichita Saying GoodBye
197
What Now?
214
Notes
231
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