E&P Briefs: KR Teams With LexisNexis

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Knight Ridder Teams With LexisNexis

Knight Ridder Digital and LexisNexis formed an alliance last month that will provide the full text of 28 daily Knight Ridder publications to LexisNexis customers. In return, Dayton, Ohio-based LexisNexis is providing its news research services to 17 Knight Ridder newspapers.

“Our agreement with LexisNexis is another major step in creating new revenue streams from Knight Ridder Digital Content,” said Ken Doctor, vice president, content services for Knight Ridder Digital, San Jose, Calif.

Separately, Knight Ridder newspapers and LexisNexis announced a new contract to provide access to LexisNexis to Knight Ridder employees, including nexis.com for journalists and lexis.com for Knight Ridder’s legal staff.

Previously, only a few Knight Ridder papers, such as The Kansas City Star and Fort Worth Star-Telegram, were available on LexisNexis.

The Irish Times To Roll With Megawheels

The Irish Times of Dublin last month signed a deal for online and print car sales with Megawheels Inc. of Calgary, Alberta.

The services provided by Megawheels will allow visitors to the Times‘ ireland.com to search extensive car listings. Readers of the print edition will find a weekly editorial and classified automotive section tied to the online section.

MarketWatch.com Names President, COO

MarketWatch.com Inc. of San Francisco last month named former Knight Ridder executive Kathleen B. Yates as president and chief operating officer. Yates will report to Chairman and CEO Larry Kramer.

Yates previously served as an executive for ITPro Inc., Women.com Networks, and Knight Ridder — where she was general manager of the San Jose Mercury News and co-founder of the company’s new-media division.

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