By: Staff Reports

Knight Ridder Site Gains Another News Provider

Knight Ridder’s has added an unlikely partner.

Philadelphia City Paper, the city’s alternative newsweekly, will
provide entertainment headlines and opening paragraphs to
with links back to

A regional portal, already carries news from Knight Ridder’s
two dailies (The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Philadelphia Daily News)
and Channel 6’s Action News. Channel 6 is owned by Disney.

‘We’d been talking for the last month or so,’ said Fred Mann, regional
vice president of ‘We saw an opportunity to help each
other out, so we finalized the deal last week.’

As part of the deal, all three papers will run print advertising to
promote each other. The sites will also exchange logos on their
respective home pages.

City Paper’s own news editor raised concerns about the potential
conflicts of an alternative paper partnering with major daily newspapers.
In City Paper’s report on the announcement yesterday, Howard Altman
said, ‘I’m not crazy about the idea, but it’s not going to affect our
coverage in any way. I don’t give a flying f*** who we have a
relationship with.’ is’s Real Cities portal for Philadelphia.

Philadelphia City Paper is owned by Montgomery Newspapers of Fort
Washington, Pa.


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