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Knight Ridder Digital Signs Ford Racing as Sponsor of its NASCAR Properties, ThatsRacin.com and Jayski.com
SAN JOSE, CA-May 2, 2002 -Knight Ridder Digital (KRD), the operator of the Real Cities network of local media Web sites, today announced the launch of the Ford Racing advertising campaign in which Ford Racing is featured as a major sponsor of KRD's stock car racing online properties, ThatsRacin.com and Jayski.com. ThatsRacin.com, a member of the Real Cities Network, is the leading independent stock car racing Web site on the Internet.

Knight Ridder Digital and Udate.com Launch New Real Cities Personals Channel
NEW YORK, NY and SAN JOSE, CA-April 18, 2002 -Udate.com Inc., (OTC BB: UDAT), the global online personals group providing dating and matchmaking services to over 220,000 paying subscribers through two leading brands, www.kiss.com and www.udate.com, and Knight Ridder Digital (KRD), the operator of the Real Cities network of local media Web sites, today announced a co-branded content relationship through which KRD will develop a new "personals" channel within the Real Cities Classifieds Channel. Knight Ridder Digital will create a co-branded version of uDate.com to be featured on KRD owned and operated Real Cities sites and some affiliate Real Cities sites such as the New York Daily News.

Hilary Schneider Named President and CEO of Knight Ridder Digital, Vice President/Knight Ridder
SAN JOSE, CA -- April 16, 2002 -- Knight Ridder (NYSE: KRI) today announced the appointment of Hilary A. Schneider as president and chief executive officer of Knight Ridder Digital and a vice president of Knight Ridder, effective April 29. Schneider is currently chief executive officer of Red Herring Communications in San Francisco.

Knight Ridder Digital and Digital Education Technologies Corporation To Launch New Online Education Channel for KRD's Real Cities Local Web Sites
SAN JOSE, CA and LOS ANGELES, CA - April 2, 2002 - Knight Ridder Digital (KRD), the operator of the Real Cities network of local media Web sites, and Digital Education Technologies Corporation, today announced the signing of a strategic partnership. Knight Ridder Digital will utilize Digital Education's interactive online education solutions and e-learning offerings to introduce a new, co-branded Real Cities Education Channel, featured on KRD owned and operated Real Cities sites and some affiliate Real Cities sites such as the New York Daily News.

Daily Oscars® Scoop Available on Real Cities National Network of Local Web Sites
SAN JOSE, CA, Mar. 11, 2002 - Knight Ridder Digital, the operator of the Real Cities network of local media Web sites, today announced the launch of the fifth annual Real Cities everything-Oscars online destination. This year's innovative and comprehensive Oscars coverage features star profiles, interviews with nominees, film reviews and red-carpet interactive slideshows.

CareerBuilder Names New Chief Executive Officer
RESTON, VA., Mon., Mar. 4, 2002-CareerBuilder, Inc., Knight-Ridder, Inc. (NYSE: KRI) and Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB) today named Robert M. Montgomery as the new chief executive officer of CareerBuilder. Montgomery was the former chief executive officer of HeadHunter.net from 1999 until it was acquired by CareerBuilder in November 2001. Also joining the team are Matt Ferguson, who was named CareerBuilder's chief operating officer, and Mary Delaney, who will serve as its chief sales officer. Matt and Mary are also former HeadHunter employees.

Knight Ridder Digital and LiquidSeats, Inc. Expand Agreement for StubHub Ticket Marketplace to Additional Real Cities Web Sites
San Francisco and San Jose, CA February 26, 2002 - Knight Ridder Digital, the operator of the Real Cities network of local media Web sites, and San Francisco-based LiquidSeats, Inc. today announced an expanded agreement to provide Real Cities users with the LiquidSeats' StubHub Ticket Marketplace product. During the first phase of the new agreement, LiquidSeats will extend the StubHub product to Knight Ridder Digital's owned and operated Real Cities Web sites including Philly.com, Miami.com and DFW.com, with additional cities to come. Each of these Web sites will have its own co-branded ticket marketplace, enabling users to buy and sell tickets through a convenient, trusted and easy-to-use system. The rollout on additional Real Cities properties comes after a successful initial offering of the StubHub product on BayArea.com.

Knight Ridder Digital Announces Deployment of Single Publishing
Platform; Launches New Web Site Design for Real Cities Online Network

San Jose, CA February 07, 2002-Knight Ridder Digital, the operator of the Real Cities network of local media Web sites, today announced the deployment of its new digital publishing platform and a new design for its network of more than 30 owned-and-operated Web sites. The new technology allows Knight Ridder Digital to bring efficiency to its electronic publishing operations while presenting online advertisers with unprecedented access to local markets across the nation.

Knight Ridder Executive Paints the Future of Print and Interactive News and Information Delivery
San Jose, CA February 6, 2002-Steve Rossi, Knight Ridder President/Newspaper Division, will give the opening address at Editor and Publisher's 13th Annual Interactive Newspapers Conference and Trade Show at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA, on February 7 at 9:00a.m PT.

uclick and Knight Ridder Digital Team to Deliver Entertainment Content to Real Cities Network Users
KANSAS CITY, MO and SAN JOSE, CA (February 5, 2002)-Knight Ridder Digital, interactive information subsidiary of Knight Ridder and founder/operator of the Real Cities Network, and uclick, a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, today announced a strategic agreement whereby uclick will manage branded comic and puzzle content for Knight Ridder Digital's Real Cities local media network of Web sites.

LexisNexis™ and Knight Ridder Digital Form Interactive-Content Alliance
DAYTON, OH and SAN JOSE, CA, December 11, 2001 – LexisNexis™, a leading global provider of comprehensive, authoritative legal and business information solutions, and Knight Ridder Digital, interactive information subsidiary of Knight Ridder (NYSE: KRI) and founder/operator of the Real Cities Network, today announced the formation of an interactive-content alliance.

Real Cities and Media General Agree to Partner, Blanket U.S. South with Local News and Information
SAN JOSE, CA and TAMPA, FL - November 12, 2001 - Knight Ridder Digital, founder of the Real Cities network of city and regional Web sites, and Media General today announced that Media General's TBO.com (home of The Tampa Tribune and WFLA-TV), JournalNow.com (home of the Winston-Salem Journal) and TimesDispatch.com (home of the Richmond Times-Dispatch) are joining the Real Cities Network. With the addition of Media General, the Real Cities Network reaches 58 cities -- including 16 of the nation's top 25 markets and 27 of the top 50.

Careerbuilder Completes Acquisition Of Headhunter.Net
RESTON, VA- November 8, 2001 - CareerBuilder, Inc., announced today that it completed the acquisition of Headhunter.net, Inc. This powerful new combination creates the fastest-growing recruitment and career-advancement source for employers, recruiters and job seekers - in print and online.
MovieTickets.com Announces Affiliation Agreement With Knight Ridder Digital
HOLLYWOOD, CA- October 23, 2001- MovieTickets.com announced today that it has signed an affiliation agreement with Knight Ridder Digital, a leader in local information on the Web and operator of the Real Cities network of city and regional Web sites. Under the agreement, MovieTickets.com will provide co-branded online movie ticketing services to several major market Real Cities Web sites, including Charlotte.com, TwinCities.com, KansasCity.com, Miami.com, Philly.com and BayArea.com.
Legacy.com Provides Knight Ridder Digital Users Innovative Service To Honor And Celebrate Loved Ones' Lives
EVANSTON, IL- October 15, 2001- Legacy.com, an interactive media company that enhances obituaries with online guest books and numerous other services, today announced that Knight Ridder Digital, a leader in local information on the Web and operator of the Real Cities network of city and regional Web sites, has selected Legacy.com to power the obituary sections of Philly.com, Miami.com and DFW.com (Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX). Other major markets served by Knight Ridder Digital are expected to deploy Legacy.com's service by end-of-year, 2001.
 
Online Publishers Association Member Sites Show Sustained Traffic Increases in Weeks Following September 11 Attacks
NEW YORK, NY- October 11, 2001- Following on the results of a recent Harris Interactive survey, which showed that the number of Americans with online access who used the Internet as their primary source of news and information more than doubled in the two weeks since the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Online Publishers Association (OPA) today released traffic data(a) from a wide variety of its member sites.
 
Healthology Partners With Knight Ridder Digital To Distribute Physician Generated Content
NEW YORK, NY- October 11, 2001- Knight Ridder Digital, a leader in local information on the Web and operator of the Real Cities Network, announced today an agreement with Healthology, Inc., the leading online health content producer and distributor of streaming video webcasts, to distribute Healthology's award winning streaming video and physician authored articles to Knight Ridder Digital's Real Cities™ sites.
 
Knight Ridder Digital Standardizes On Loudcloud
SUNNYVALE, CA- October 10, 2001- Loudcloud Inc. (NASDAQ: LDCL), the leading managed service provider, today announced that Knight Ridder Digital, a leader in local information on the Web and operator of the Real Cities network of city and regional Web sites, has chosen Loudcloud to host and manage all of its Internet operations. Following extensive research and testing, Knight Ridder Digital selected Loudcloud to unify its network of 55 Web sites under one hosting and managed services system.
 
New CareerBuilder Employment Sections Debut In More Than 30 Newspapers, Starting Sunday
RESTON, VA- September 24, 2001- CareerBuilder®, Knight-Ridder, Inc. (NYSE: KRI), and Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB) announced today that they will debut CareerBuilder-branded employment sections in more than 30 newspapers throughout the United States, beginning Sunday. The new sections will contain a wealth of local jobs and career information for job seekers and employers; the new employment sections will further establish CareerBuilder as the local recruitment solution of choice.
 
Knight Ridder Digital Brings Real Cities Web Sites to Life in 120 Days on BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform
SAN JOSE, CA- September 6, 2001- BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS), one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure software companies, today announced that Knight Ridder Digital, a leader in local information on the Web, has built its new digital publishing system for the Real Cities Network on the BEA WebLogic E-Business Platformä, a single solution for enterprise and e-business applications that require commerce, portal, integration and Web services. Now, Knight Ridder Digital can provide residents in 55 major U.S. cities with the most extensive local news and lifestyle content on the Web.
 
Real Cities and Sprint to Deliver Local News, Sports and Entertainment Information on the Sprint PCS Wireless Web
SAN JOSE, CA and KANSAS CITY, MO- August 27, 2001- The Real Cities Network, one of the largest nationwide networks of city and regional Web sites, and Sprint (NYSE: FON/PCS), which operates the largest all-digital, all-PCS nationwide wireless network, today announced the launch of the Real Cities mobile service on the Sprint PCS Wireless Web. Initially, Sprint PCS customers will be able to access local news and sports information in 15 Real Cities markets, including Miami, San Francisco and New York.
 
Careerbuilder, Knight Ridder And Tribune Company To Acquire Headhunter.Net
RESTON, VA- August 24, 2001- CareerBuilder, Inc., Knight Ridder (NYSE: KRI) and Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB) announced that they have today entered into an agreement to acquire HeadHunter.NET, Inc. (NASDAQ: HHNT) for $9.25 per share in cash, in a transaction valued at approximately $200 million. Knight Ridder and Tribune will each contribute half of the purchase price.
 
Factiva Announces Addition of Knight Ridder Digital Online Content
NEW YORK, NY and SAN JOSE, CA- August 7, 2001- Factiva(tm), a Dow Jones & Reuters Company, and KnightRidder.com (NYSE: KRI), a leader in interactive information and subsidiary of Knight Ridder, announced today an agreement allowing Factiva to include online content from twenty-nine Knight Ridder newspapers as part of its global news and business information offering.
 
KnightRidder.com Changes Name to Knight Ridder Digital
SAN JOSE, CA- July 16, 2001-KnightRidder.com, a leader in interactive information, today announced it is changing its name to Knight Ridder Digital to more accurately identify its services. The new name better reflects the company's focus on online publishing and Internet advertising, and initiatives in interactive information, technology infrastructure development, wireless applications and content syndication deployment.

KnightRidder.com to feature Switchboard directories
WESTBORO, MA., and SAN JOSE, CA- July 10, 2001 - Switchboard Incorporated (Nasdaq: SWBD), leading provider of directory technology and Nearbuy(SM) locally targeted e-marketing solutions, today announced an agreement with KnightRidder.com, operator of Real Cities, the premier local network of city and regional Web sites.

Real Cities expands to 15 of the nation's top 25 cities with Belo Interactive partnership
SAN JOSE, CA and DALLAS, TX- June 18, 2001- KnightRidder.com - founder of Real Cities, the premier local network of city and regional Web sites and the Internet subsidiary of Knight Ridder (NYSE:KRI), and Belo Interactive, the Internet subsidiary of Belo (NYSE:BLC), today announced that 15 of Belo Interactive's newspaper and television Web sites are joining the Real Cities Network.

KnightRidder.com now offers online ticket marketplace on BayArea.com
SAN FRANCISCO, CA- KnightRidder.com and LiquidSeats, Inc. have teamed to deliver the LiquidSeats Engine to BayArea.com. BayArea.com, a member of KnightRidder.com's network of regional portals, now offers users a ticketing platform that allows them to buy and sell tickets to live events, such as sporting events and concerts, on its Web site in a streamlined and secure manner.

Real Cities adds Milwaukee to its network of city and regional Web sites
SAN JOSE, CA- May 17, 2001- KnightRidder.com founder of Real Cities, the premier network of city and regional Web sites today announced that OnWisconsin.com, the portal of Journal Interactive, the Internet division of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will join the Network.

CareerBuilder partners with award-winning SiliconValley.com
RESTON, VA- March 21, 2001- CareerBuilder Inc., delivering the most powerful career network on the Web, today announced a partnership with SiliconValley.com to bring the best tech job opportunities to the site's loyal following of industry professionals.

AT&T Digital PocketNet(R) Service brings Main Street to the wireless Web
REDMOND, WA- March 12, 2001- PRNewswire - Beginning March 12, 2001, Manhattanites can wake up and read about the Knicks comeback victory over the Miami Heat, check out the weather for the St. Patrick's Day parade and find out what the State senator is saying about the Presidential pardons -- all before the morning paper hits the driveway.

KnightRidder.com selects AirFlash to create and host its channels for wireless phone users
SARATOGA, CA- March 12, 2001- AirFlash, Inc., the premier development platform provider for building location-based wireless applications, today announced that KnightRidder.com, founder of Real Cities, the premier nationwide network of city and regional Web sites, has chosen AirFlash� to help develop its mobile channels for WAP handsets and other wireless devices, based on the AirFlash SmartZone� development platform.

Real Cities selected by AT&T; wireless to deliver AT&T; Digital PocketNet® users local news, sports and entertainment information
SAN JOSE, CA- March 12, 2001- The Real Cities Network, the premier nationwide network of city and regional Web sites, today announced that it has an agreement with AT&T Wireless to provide local news, sports and entertainment channels to AT&T Digital PocketNet(r) users in 15 major markets. Eight of the 15 cities will be immediately available beginning today; seven additional markets will be available by late Spring, 2001.

KnightRidder.com launches SiliconValley.com Web site redesign
SAN JOSE, CA- February 28, 2001- SiliconValley.com, the award-winning high technology news Web site owned by KnightRidder.com and produced in partnership with the San Jose Mercury News has launched a major redesign. The revamped site features in-depth sections dedicated to high tech careers, venture capital, financial markets, local Silicon Valley life, as well as news from technology-centric regions around the world. With streamlined navigation, new forums and Web logging software, and new large format display ads, the site integrates features from a range of partners including CareerBuilder.com, Coolboard, Inktomi, iDrive and CBS Marketwatch.

Real Cities Network extends national reach into Pacific Northwest and Jersey Coast
DALLAS, TX- February 22, 2001- KnightRidder.com, founder of Real Cities, the premier nationwide network of city and regional Web sites, continues to extend its reach with two new partners, The Seattle Times Company and South Jersey Publishing. The announcement came today at Editor & Publisher's 12th annual interactive newspapers conference and tradeshow in Dallas, Texas. With the addition of two regional markets from these partners, the Real Cities Network now includes 40 sites throughout the nation.

ThatsRacin.com, Jayski.com form partnership
CHARLOTTE, NC- February 13, 2001- Surfing the Internet for the latest NASCAR news, rumors and rumblings just got easier as two of the Internet's leading independent stock car racing news providers have become partners.

Real Cities Oscars Web site delivers innovative scoop online
SAN JOSE, CA- February 13, 2001- Real Cities, the premier network of city and regional Web sites, today announced the launch of its fourth annual everything-Oscars online destination. With the addition of on-demand video coverage of Oscar season, Real Cities continues to deliver innovative Oscars coverage to its network of local and regional Web sites. In addition to watching video coverage of the Awards show, Oscar fans will have the opportunity to view on-demand video clips from the nominations, the Oscars luncheon and the Vanity Fair after-show party. Real Cities' coverage of the 73rd Academy Awards also consists of pre and post-show news and entertainment features including:

Knight Ridder gives earnings guidance at media conference
NEW YORK, NY- December 6, 2000- Knight Ridder management continues to be comfortable with Wall Street's earnings per share estimates in a range of $3.65-$3.70 for the current fiscal year.

Real Cities adds New York to its network of city and regional Web sites
SAN JOSE, CA - December 6, 2000- KnightRidder.com-founder of Real Cities, the premier network of city and regional Web sites - today announced that the New York Daily News will join the Network.

KnightRidder.com reorganizes to achieve profitability by 2002
SAN JOSE, CA- December 4, 2000- Dan Finnigan, president of KnightRidder.com, the Internet subsidiary of Knight Ridder (NYSE: KRI), announced today a major restructuring designed to focus resources on recruitment classified sales, building a new single platform for the Real Cities Network, and leveraging KnightRidder.com's multi-market scale. These moves will reduce KnightRidder.com's net headcount by 34 jobs. Finnigan said that this plan will propel the company to reach its goal of run-rate profitability by year-end 2002. KnightRidder.com launched as a separate business unit of Knight Ridder in March of this year.

StoreRunner partners with KnightRidder.com to build out new shopping channel and local sales initiatives
SAN JOSE, CA and SAN DEIGO, CA- November 17, 2000 - StoreRunner Network Inc., (www.storerunner.net), an e-Commerce infrastructure company featuring the largest database of world-class shopping content on the Internet, today announced its partnership with KnightRidder.com, founder of Real Cities, the premiere network of city and regional Web sites that consumers turn to for all things local.

Real Cities provides in-box local news content for Palm Mobile Internet kit
LAS VEGAS, NV and SAN JOSE, CA- November 13, 2000 - KnightRidder.com, founder of Real Cities, the premiere network of city and regional Web sites that consumers turn to for all things local, today announced that Real Cities' local news channels will be included in the Palm Mobile Internet Kit.

CareerBuilder Network doubles in size, targeting local markets where job seekers live
RESTON, VA- November 2, 2000- The era of the Goliath job board gives way to a targeted line-up of leading online career sites networked by CareerBuilder. Today, CareerBuilder announced its full-scale expansion of the most powerful career network on the Web - creating the industry's most targeted and efficient online combination of local, national, industry and diversity Web career centers. Employers can now reach specific groups of candidates, across the country or around the corner from one source - the CareerBuilder Network.

The Mercury News website moves to BayArea.com today
SAN JOSE, CA- October 24, 2000- Real Cities, the premiere network of city and regional Web sites that consumers turn to for all things local, announced today that the site for The Mercury News, the first daily newspaper to go online, has now become the Real Cities site www.BayArea.com. Visitors to www.MercuryCenter.com are automatically forwarded to www.BayArea.com beginning today.

Real Cities delivers Olympic excitement straight from Sydney
SAN JOSE, CA- September 15, 2000- Real Cities, the premiere network of city and regional Web sites that consumers turn to for all things local, announced today the launch of a Sydney 2000 Olympic Games super site at www.realcities.com/rc/reports/olympics.htm

Real Cities rolls out red carpet for Latin Grammy Awards online
SAN JOSE, CA- September 13, 2000- Real Cities, the premiere network of city and regional Web sites that consumers turn to for all things local, announced today the launch of a special online package devoted to the first-ever Latin Grammy Awards.

ICareerBuilder, CareerPath, Knight Ridder and Tribune create new online career network
RESTON, VA- September 7, 2000- CareerBuilder Inc., CareerPath.com Inc., Knight Ridder and Tribune Company announced today the completion of merger transactions that create the most powerful career network on the Web with five times more jobs than any other competitor. The transactions bring together CareerBuilder's patented e-cruiting technology, talent and substantial syndicated career network with the local market strength of Knight Ridder and Tribune and the significant content and audience reach of CareerPath.

KnightRidder.com appoints senior vice president of product and technology
SAN JOSE, CA- August 29, 2000- KnightRidder.com, a leader in local information and services and creators of Web sites that reach people where they live, announced today that Rohn Jay Miller has been appointed senior vice president of product and technology.

Real Cities is the place to turn to for Democratic National Convention activity
SAN JOSE, CA- August 15, 2000- Real Cities, the premiere network of city and regional Web sites that consumers turn to for all things local,announces today the launch of a special online resource at http://www.realcities.com/rc/elections devoted to the Democratic National Convention (DNC) being held in Los Angeles. Real Cities is a unique partnership network that brings together the best strengths of leading U.S. media and Internet companies.

Real Cities network provides in-depth coverage of GOP convention
SAN JOSE, CA- July 31, 2000- KnightRidder.com, creator of Real Cities (www.realcities.com), the premiere network of city and regional Web sites that consumers turn to for all things local, announced the development of a special online resource at http://GOP2000.philly.com devoted to the Republican National Convention being held in Philadelphia.

CareerBuilder, Knight Ridder, Tribune form recruitment powerhouse
RESTON, VA- July 17, 2000- Knight Ridder and Tribune Company, two of the nation's leading media companies, announced today they have agreed to acquire CareerBuilder, Inc. for $8.00 per share in cash, as well as CareerPath.com, Inc. to create one of the most powerful local and national online recruitment networks.

Real Cities chosen as exclusive in-box content provider for local news for future Palm handhelds
NEW YORK, NY and SAN JOSE, CA- June 27, 2000 - KnightRidder.com, creator of the Real Cities network of 36 city and regional Web sites, today announced that Real Cities' Local News Channels will be featured on certain wirelessly enabled Palm handheld computers from Palm, Inc.

Real Cities network launches comprehensive U.S. Open Web site and related Golf Channel powered by SportsWare Technologies
SAN JOSE, CA- June 15, 2000- KnightRidder.com, operator of the Real Cities network (www.realcities.com) of 36 city and regional Web hubs, announced the development of a special site devoted to the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Open golf tournament being played at Pebble Beach (http://sports.bayarea.com). It also announced the launch of a golf channel, powered by SportsWare Technologies, that features comprehensive golf news, products, tee time reservations, lessons and information.

HomeGain, ImproveNet expand real estate services on Real Cities network
SAN JOSE, CA- May 30, 2000- KnightRidder.com, operator of the Real Cities network (www.realcities.com), announced today a variety of new real estate services on its Real Cities real estate channel. Real Cities is a Web network of 36 local cities and regions.

Knight Ridder hosts investor day
SAN JOSE, CA - May 25, 2000- At an investment conference today, Knight Ridder management indicated that it is comfortable with earnings estimates in a range of $3.65 to $3.70 for the current fiscal year. The consensus estimate at the time of the announcement was $3.64.

Real Cities engages consumers in multi-faceted marketing campaign
MINNEAPOLIS, MN and LOUISVILLE, KY- May 23, 2000- KnightRidder.com, operator of Real Cities (www.realcities.com), a network of regional city dot-com hubs throughout the United States, today announced the launch of its marketing campaign designed to increase awareness of its regional hubs on the World Wide Web. The extensive blitz, starting with TwinCities.com and Kentucky.com this week, includes television, radio, Webvertising, print, bus wraps, direct e-mail and person-to-person marketing.

KnightRidder.com announces content distribution agreement with Yahoo!
SAN JOSE, CA- May 12, 2000- KnightRidder.com, a leader in interactive information, today announced a distribution agreement with Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO), a leading global Internet communications, commerce and media company, to provide local and regional news headlines from its Real Cities network.

Real Cities network deploys streaming digital music and news
SAN JOSE, CA and CLEVELAND, OH- May 10, 2000 - KnightRidder.com, a leader in interactive information and creator of the Real Cities network, and Everstream, a global leader in interactive, localized streaming media, announced today that Everstream will provide streaming music, news and entertainment to KnightRidder.com's Real Cities national Web network of 36 regional hubs and integrated online newspapers.

KnightRidder.com, other companies choose iQ.com for e-marketing and promotions engine
SARATOGA, CA - May 2, 2000- iQ.com, the application service provider (ASP) with smart marketing solutions for customer capture, conversion and retention, today announced the new iQoffer distribution network for delivery of iQoffers to thousands of web sites across multiple platforms.

KnightRidder.com and New Times form Internet alliance
SAN JOSE, CA and PHOENIX, AZ- April 25, 2000- KnightRidder.com, creator of the Real Cities network and New Times, Inc., the nation's leading group of alternative city weekly publications, today announced a strategic marketing partnership that will feature entertainment and news content from New Times on key regional hubs in the Real Cities local Web network.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette joins Real Cities national Web network
SAN JOSE, CA and PITTSBURGH, PA- April 24, 2000- KnightRidder.com, creator of the Real Cities network, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette today announced that the Pittsburgh regional portal site, www.PittsburghFirst.com, currently in development, will join the Real Cities national Web network.

Miami.com on forefront of Eli�n Gonz�lez reporting
MIAMI, Fl- April 21, 2000- Miami.com, the premier regional online hub of Miami, is the top news source in the Eli�n Gonz�lez saga. With constantly updated news about the case and extensive coverage from The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald, the Real Cities site is the most complete online resource on the hotly debated international news story.

Four Scripps Web sites to join Real Cities network
SAN JOSE, CA and CINCINNATI, OH- April 19, 2000- KnightRidder.com and The E.W. Scripps Company, leaders in interactive information, plan to affiliate the local Web sites in four of Scripps' largest markets with KnightRidder.com's Real Cities national Web network.

Prime Sports Interactive to develop fantasy baseball game for Real Cities network
DALLAS, TX- April 3, 2000- Prime Sports Interactive, a leading creator, provider and integrator of online fantasy sports games, will create, operate and run a customized fantasy baseball game for KnightRidder.com's Real Cities network.

KnightRidder.com appoints vice president of marketing
SAN JOSE, CA- April 3, 2000- KnightRidder.com, a leader in interactive information, today announced that Lisa Romano, a 21-year marketing veteran with 10 years Internet experience specializing in e-commerce and business development, has joined its Internet operations.

Real Cities rolls out red carpet online for Oscar fans
SAN JOSE, CA- March 3, 2000- KnightRidder.com today announced its third annual online Oscars showcase featured on Real Cities hubs. This year's expanded coverage includes news, predictions, contests, gossip, voting polls, discussion forums, in-depth profiles of nominees and directors, Interactive Oscar's quiz and movie trailers.

Knight Ridder completes transition of Internet operations to KnightRidder.com, a separate business unit
SAN JOSE, CA- March 1, 2000- Knight Ridder Chairman and CEO Tony Ridder announced today that the transition of the company's Internet operations to KnightRidder.com, a separate business unit, has been substantially completed.

KnightRidder.com deploys autonomy's technology to offer advanced categorization for RealCities.com Network
SAN FRANCISCO, CA- February 17, 2000- Autonomy, Inc. today announced that KnightRidder.com, a leader in interactive information, is using Autonomy's technology to aggregate, categorize and summarize content for its RealCities.com national Web network.

Sprint launches high-speed service in the Tallahassee area
KANSAS CITY, MO- February 14, 2000- Sprint today announced that Sprint FastConnectsm - a new high-speed DSL service -- is now available in the Tallahassee, Fla., area. In conjunction with EarthLink's (NASDAQ: ELNK) Internet access, Sprint FastConnect will give residents and businesses access to the Internet at speeds up to 50 times faster than a traditional dial-up modem.

KnightRidder.com selects BuyerWeb(TM) to enhance commerce services on Real Cities Network
SAN JOSE, CA and NEW YORK, NY- February 9, 2000- Searching for a case of rare wine in Charlotte, NC? A nanny that speaks fluent French and German in Miami?

RealCities Network selects OpenPages ContentWare 2.0 for Web publishing, content management
BOSTON, MA- February 9, 2000- KnightRidder.com, the new business unit for all of Knight Ridder's Internet operations, has selected OpenPages ContentWare 2.0 for its RealCities Network, a national network of 30 RealCities.com regional hubs on the Web. Using OpenPages ContentWare, KnightRidder.com will be able to manage its pictures, text and multimedia objects across all its products and sites with a single editorial tool kit.

Record's NorthJersey.com Joins Real Cities National Web Network
SAN JOSE, CA and NJ- February 9, 2000 - Macromedia, the parent company of The Record, the New Jersey newspaper based in Bergen County, today announced its intention to have its Northern New Jersey portal site, www.NorthJersey.com, join the Real Cities national Web network.

KnightRidder.com makes shopping fast and easy both on the Internet and at local retailers
SAN JOSE, CA- December 15, 1999- In time for holiday shopping, KnightRidder.com announces new shopping resources on its Real Cities (www.realcities.com) hubs. Real Cities' comprehensive gift guides and shopping directories are unlike typical online shopping options because they provide the convenience of Internet shopping with the best of local retail stores.

Knight Ridder ranked in Top 100 of Internet 500
SAN JOSE, CA- November 23, 1999- In announcing the first-ever comprehensive Internet 500 list, Inter@ctive Week ranked Knight Ridder in the top fifth of companies in the Internet economy.

KnightRidder.com Kicks Off Aggressive Marketing Campaign
SALT LAKE CITY, UT and SAN JOSE, CA- November 16, 1999- Knight Ridder has selected EURO RSCG/DSW Partners to create, develop and execute an aggressive 'DOT.COM' marketing campaign to build awareness for its Real Cities www.RealCities.com network of regional information hubs on the World Wide Web.

Knight Ridder launches new Internet business unit: KnightRidder.com
SAN JOSE, CA- November 8, 1999- Knight Ridder Chairman and CEO Tony Ridder announced today the creation of a new and separate business unit for the company's Internet operations - to be called KnightRidder.com.

Popular regional site Philly.com rolls out CityGuide
PHILADELPHIA - November 3, 1999- One of the region's most-visited Internet sites, philly.com, has expanded the range of services it provides to consumers with its roll-out of CityGuide, a comprehensive visual guide to the greater Philadelphia area. Accessible by going to http://cityguide.philly.com, the service provides real-time video tours and 360-degree panoramic photographs of some of the area's most popular destinations.

Miami.com and NBC-6 host online auction
Who: NBC-6 and Miami.com

TwinCities.com launched as full-service regional portal
MINNEAPOLIS, NM- November 1, 1999- /PRNewswire/ Several of the Twin Cities' most prominent media organizations have joined an unprecedented cooperative effort to launch TwinCities.com, a regional portal on the World Wide Web.

Knight Ridder New Media Introduces Real Cities' National Network of Regional Information Hubs
SAN JOSE, CA- September 16, 1999- Knight Ridder New Media, a leader in interactive information, announced today a national network of regional hubs on the World Wide Web. Four of these hubs, operating under the brand name Real Cities, debut today. They are BayArea.com, Miami.com, Broward.com, and TwinCities.com. Also debuting today is RealCities.com, the national homepage for this network dedicated to comprehensive local information.

AOL's Digital City, Knight Ridder form strategic partnership for news, sports content
VIENNA, VA and SAN JOSE, CA- August 3, 1999- AOL's Digital City, Inc., the nation's No. 1 local content network and Knight Ridder, the nation's second-largest information publisher and producer of the Real Cities network, today announced a strategic content agreement in which Knight Ridder's regional newspapers will provide local news and sports headlines, summary briefs and stories to select Digital City sites.

Dan Finnigan Named President of Knight Ridder New Media
SAN JOSE, CA- June 28, 1999- Knight Ridder today announced the appointment of Dan Finnigan as president of Knight Ridder New Media and as a vice president of Knight Ridder, effective July 19.

Online service for Texas' Metroplex region now part of Real Cities network
DALLAS,TX- June 22, 1999- The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning News are combining resources to create the most comprehensive online regional resource for the entire Dallas-Fort Worth area, the companies announced today. Online consumers in the region can now access http://www.dfw.com for a comprehensive regional directory as well as local and national news, sports, classifieds and online services from the area's two leading media organizations.

Real Cities invites Star Wars fanatics to www.justgofarfaraway.com
SAN JOSE, CA- May 13, 1999- Stars Wars devotees, anxiously counting the days until the premiere of "Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace," can be transported to a galaxy far, far away by visiting the Knight Ridder Real Cities Star Wars" site at http://www.justgofarfaraway.com.

Real Cities' Miami.com hosts live online chat with international superstar Gloria Estefan
Who: SONY MUSIC RECORDING ARTIST GLORIA ESTEFAN

Knight Ridder Real Cities introduces Philly.com
PHILADELPHIA, PA- April 8, 1999- Knight Ridder Real Cities, one of the fastest-growing city-networks on the Web, today announces Philly.com, (www.philly.com) a regional portal providing all-encompassing information for all things found in the Philadelphia area.

Prio Inc. and Knight Ridder Real Cities bring valuable opportunities to consumers, merchants
MIAMI,FL- April 6, 1999- Prio, Inc., (formerly SaveSmart), the pioneer of e-nabled commerce and premier provider of online reward and affinity programs, and Knight Ridder New Media, a leader in interactive information, today announce a partnership strategy that will extend the Prio e-nabled commerce system to Knight Ridder Real Cities (www.realcities.com) web sites. The partnership brings compelling promotions to consumers through the Real Cities network while offering merchants an affinity program that turns site visits into real-world and electronic commerce, and converts web site visitors into loyal customers.

Real Cities takes Web users behind the scenes of Hollywood's biggest night
SAN JOSE, CA- March 1, 1999- Knight Ridder Real Cities' Academy Awards spotlight is shining on its JustGo.com nationwide network of online arts and entertainment services. Real Cities' JustGo.com is escorting users to the Oscars with special Web coverage of the 71st Annual Academy Awards.

Real Cities receives top honors at Editor and Publisher Interactive Newspapers Conference '99
SAN JOSE, CA- February 24, 1999- Knight Ridder Real Cities sites and staff garnered three of the top awards and three honorable mentions at the 10th annual Editor and Publisher Interactive Newspapers conference in Atlanta.

Real Cities Introduces New Valentine's Gift Guide
SAN JOSE, CA- February 10, 1999- Knight Ridder Real Cities, a leader in city networks on the Web, introduces a new Valentine's Day Gift Guide in time for the Cupid season. "We've combined many services available in Real Cities and added a variety of new merchants all in one location to help users plan the perfect celebration with minimal effort," said Emily Lyons Soelberg, E-commerce product manager for Knight Ridder Real Cities.

Knight Ridder Real Cities Introduces Online Shopping Guide
SAN JOSE, CA- November 24, 1998- Knight Ridder Real Cities, a leader among city networks on the Web, today introduced its new online shopping guide found on the Web at www.realcities.com/shopping. The Real Cities Shopping Guide features a diverse collection of online merchants including eToys, the Internet's largest toy store, and barnesandnoble.com, the world's largest bookseller.

Knight Ridder Real Cities, AvantGo to provide city sites, news and information on Handheld Computers
SAN JOSE, CA- November 18, 1998- Knight Ridder Real Cities, a leader among city networks on the Web, and AvantGo, Inc., the authority in managing mobile information, announced today a joint arrangement to provide Real Cities online services, free of charge, to mobile professionals who rely on handheld devices, such as Palm Computing and Windows CE units. To celebrate its new arrangement, AvantGo and Real Cities are sponsoring a contest for site visitors to win a free Palm III.

NewsHound.com Offers News Retrieval By Telephone
NEW YORK, NY- November 9, 1998- Knight Ridder New Media, a leader in interactive information, today announced an agreement with Mail Call, Inc., a telephone/email management provider, to offer NewsHound subscribers the ability to retrieve news from any touch-tone telephone in the world.

Knight Ridder Real Cities joins the 24/7 Network
NEW YORK, NY- November 2, 1998- 24/7 Media, Inc., one of the largest Internet media companies, today announced the additions of high-profile Web properties Knight Ridder's Real Cities and Cars.com to its 24/7 Network. Real Cities, a network of more than 40 Web sites, and Cars.com together will generate approximately 45 million incremental impressions per month for the 24/7 Network.

ThatsRacin.com opens online store selling Nascar-related merchandise
CHARLOTTE, NC- September. 30, 1998- Stock car racing fans can now shop online and browse racing-related classified ads at thatsracin.com, the premier independent web site covering NASCAR.

Knight Ridder Receives Top Honor in InformationWeek Technology Ranking
MIAMI, FL- September 14, 1998 - InformationWeek Magazine today named Knight Ridder the most innovative user of technology in the United States.

Knight Ridder New Media Announces Real Cities Classifieds Technology
SAN JOSE, CA- August 11, 1998- Knight Ridder New Media today announced a new generation of Web classifieds software that will significantly improve the presentation and searchability of classified ads for visitors to its Real Cities network.

Real Cities ranked No. 1 in Reach Among Web City Sites
SAN JOSE, CA- July 23, 1998- Knight Ridder's Real Cities network of 28 city sites attracted 2.2 million unique visitors in June - more than any other city-site network on the Web.

Detroit Free Press introduces AllDetroit - the Michigan Web guide
DETROIT, MI- June 26, 1998- The Detroit Free Press today launched a new Web site - AllDetroit, a comprehensive directory for people looking for information about Michigan.

Real Cities Tops NAA New Media Awards
SAN JOSE, CA- June 22, 1998- Knight Ridder's Real Cities won four 1998 Digital Edge Awards at the Newspaper Association of America's recent Connections conference in Orlando, Fla. - more Edgie awards than any other company received.

Reuters to Provide News Services To 40 Knight Ridder Web Sites
NEXPO Show- June 22, 1998- Reuters today announced it will provide a broad array of news services to Knight Ridder New Media of San Jose, California, for use by 29 web sites operated by Knight Ridder's newspapers and eleven additional sites operated by the company.

JustGo.com now in 11 Real Cities markets
SAN JOSE, CA- June 17, 1998- Knight Ridder New Media's Real Cities' JustGo.com(tm), the nationwide online arts and entertainment guide, today announced the launch of two new sites providing residents of Northeast Ohio and Kentucky one-stop-shopping for all their entertainment needs.

Knight Ridder joins Classified Ventures
CHICAGO, IL- May 7, 1998- Classified Ventures and Knight Ridder today announced that Knight Ridder has joined the strong industry enterprise developed to deliver the deepest, broadest information about real estate sales and rentals and about automobile purchasing and leasing to consumers across the nation.

Knight Ridder will move headquarters to Silicon Valley
MIAMI, FL - April 28, 1998- Knight Ridder today announced it will reorganize its Miami-based corporate staff and move some of its key people to California's Silicon Valley.

Real Cities' Northscape.com demonstrates the power of the Web in the midst of community disaster
SAN JOSE, CA- April 27, 1998- Northscape.com, part of the Real Cities network, recently launched a special Web anniversary edition on the Grand Folks flood disaster. The special Web edition comes just two weeks after the Grand Forks Herald won a Pulitzer Gold Medal for its journalistic and community efforts during the ordeal.

PioneerPlanet provides Web users a front row seat to 1998 World Figure Skating Championships
ST.PAUL, MN- March 31, 1998- Knight Ridder Real Cities' PioneerPlanet, the online web site of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, is providing extensive daily news coverage for the 1998 World Figure Skating Championships held in the Twin Cities March 26 - April 5, 1998.

HomeHunter and CarHunter jointly introduced by Mercury Center and Hot CoCo
SAN JOSE, CA- March 26, 1998- Finding a home in the San Francisco Bay Area - with the highest median home prices in the nation - can be a frustrating experience with sky-high prices and little available inventory. Automobile shopping can be equally daunting for a different reason: the bewildering array of choices in manufacturers, styles and dealers.

Real Cities network expands in top 20 markets
SAN JOSE, CA- March 12, 1998- Knight Ridder New Media today announced an agreement between its Real Cities network and New York-based Real Media that will expand the network into most of the top 20 U.S. markets

Just Go goes to the Oscars
SAN JOSE, CA- March 11, 1998- Knight Ridder Real Cities arts and entertainment Just Go web sites invite visitors to participate in all the glamor and excitement of the 70th Annual Academy Awards on the Web. Just Go will provide extensive coverage of the prestigious Oscar program and all the glitz that leads up to the main event. Just Go visitors can get the latest Academy Awards news, interact in Just Go's Oscars forum, cast their own nominee votes, and enter various contests.

Real Cities increases electronic commerce initiatives
SAN JOSE, CA- February 24, 1998- Knight Ridder Real Cities increases its e-commerce efforts today through strategic partnerships with Ticketmaster Online and BarnesandNoble.com. As a result of these partnerships, books, live event tickets and merchandise will be sold on the Real Cities network.

Detroit Free Press Launches Web Site Celebrating Motown's 40th
DETROIT, MI- February 13, 1998- Today The Detroit Free Press launched a new Web site dedicated to the Motown sound and its musical roots. The new site, www.motownat40.com includes a list of Motown's 40 greatest songs with audio clips. The site's photo gallery features unforgettable shots of the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder and other Motown artists. In the story archives, readers can trace Motown back to its beginnings, when assembly line worker and part-time songwriter Berry Gordy Jr. decided to start a recording company. More recent stories tell what the stars are up to now. Many, including the three surviving members of the Four Tops, still live in Detroit.

Knight Ridder New Media adds Babynamer.com to its Real Cities network
SEATTLE- February 5, 1998- Knight Ridder New Media today announced a partnership with Alki Software Corporation to launch Babynamer.com on the World Wide Web and jointly develop next-generation newsroom technologies.

Knight Ridder Real Cities introduces NASCAR Web site - That's Racin
CHARLOTTE, NC- February 5, 1998- The Charlotte Observer, announced today the all-new Web site, That's Racin. The NASCAR site comes on line as NASCAR begins it 50th anniversary season with 10 days of racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., capped by the 40th running of the Daytona 500 on February 15. The new site will feature independent news coverage of NASCAR every day of the year and many interactive features to satisfy auto-racing and sports enthusiasts.

Knight Ridder Real Cities and Visa U.S.A. collaborate to empower small businesses
SAN JOSE, CA- February 2, 1998- Knight Ridder Real Cities and Visa U.S.A announced today a partnership to provide individual NewsHound accounts to all Visa Business cardholders free of charge. NewsHound, a customizable online news search and retrieval service, will enable Visa Business cardholders to efficiently track daily news about their industries, competitors, technology and more.

HomeHunter enriches real estate content, listings and services on the Web
NEW ORLEANS, LA- November 14, 1997- Knight Ridder Real Cities announces HomeHunter, a robust Internet search and information service that brings together real estate professionals and consumers to help buyers find the ultimate home and keep abreast of real estate industry news.

Knight Ridder New Media introduces Real Cities: Real News. Real Information. Real People.
SAN JOSE, CA- Oct. 20, 1997- Knight Ridder New Media announces today Knight Ridder Real Cities (tm- a network of 33 Internet sites serving communities across the United States.

Knight Ridder New Media announces Knight Ridder Ventures
SAN JOSE, CA- Sept. 11, 1997- Knight Ridder New Media announced today the formation of Knight Ridder Ventures and the appointment of Peter Rip as managing director of the new enterprise. Knight Ridder Ventures will manage venture capital investments in new media.

Auto.com invites car enthusiasts to attend international automotive shows
SAN JOSE, CA- Sept. 9, 1997- Auto.com, a product of the Detroit Free Press and Knight Ridder New Media, is providing in-depth coverage of two of the world's largest auto shows. Coverage of the Frankfurt International Auto Show begins today. Coverage of the Tokyo Motor Show begins October 23, 1997.

GolfWeb becomes NewsHound affiliate
SAN JOSE, CA- July 31, 1997- NewsHound announced that GolfWeb, the largest provider of golf news and coverage on the world wide web, has become an affiliate and will distribute the agent service to its customers.

Knight Ridder New Media tops NAA awards list
SAN JOSE, CA- July 24, 1997- Knight Ridder New Media web sites and staff picked up four of 16 Digital Edge Awards at the Newspaper Association of America's annual Connections conference, more than any other company or newspaper entered in the competition.

Ken Doctor named VP/Editorial of Knight Ridder New Media
SAN JOSE, CA- April 17, 1997- Ken Doctor, previously managing editor of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, today was named vice president/editorial of Knight-Ridder New Media.

Knight Ridder New Media launches NewsHound
SAN JOSE, CA- March 4, 1997- Knight-Ridder New Media today announced the launch of a second generation of NewsHound a customizable online news search and retrieval service.

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