By: Staff reports
Alternatives Papers Provide Entertainment, News To Network
KnightRidder.com continues to expand its Real Cities network with yesterday’s announcement
that New Times Inc. will post content on six key regional hubs. In return, New Times
publications will promote content and services from Real Cities.
Two days ago, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette agreed to include its yet-to-be-launched portal
PittsburghFirst.com in the network. Last week it was four Scripps sites that joined. Belo
and Central Newspapers already had participating Web sites in Real Cities.
New Times, publisher of 11 alternative weeklies, will provide entertainment and news content.
‘Their alternative weeklies bring an inherent new edge and new perspective to entertainment
that not only meets the needs of broad-reaching audiences, but the cultivated entertainment
critics of generation Y and X Web users,’ said Dan Finnigan, president of KnightRidder.com,
in a statement. ‘We’ll continue to focus on strengthening Real Cities entertainment offerings
throughout the network in the coming months.’
The six sites that will carry content from New Times include:
BayArea.com in San Francisco with content from SFWeekly
Miami.com in Miami with content from Miami New Times and the New Times Broward/Palm Beach
Ohio.com in the Cleveland/Akron area with content from Cleveland Scene
DFW.com in the Dallas/Ft. Worth market with content from Dallas Observer
KansasCity.com in Kansas City, Mo., will feature content from Pitch Weekly
StLouisMetro.com will serve St. Louis with content from Riverfront Times
Both companies said they are working on a larger Internet relationship, one that could
involve national distribution of their content in other Real Cities markets.
FOUR SCRIPPS SITES TO JOIN REAL CITIES NETWORK (04/19/00)
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