Knight-Ridder, Inc. engages in newspaper and Internet publishing business. It provides news, information, and advertising through print and online in the United States. As of December 25, 2005, the company published 32 daily and 65 non daily newspapers with approximately 8.1 million daily and 11.5 Sunday subscribers. Its Internet operation, Knight Ridder Digital, develops and manages its online properties, and operates Real Cities (RealCities.com), a national network of city and regional Web sites. Knight-Ridder also invests in various Internet, technology, and newsprint companies.
The company was formerly known as Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Inc. and changed its name to Knight-Ridder, Inc. in 1976. The company was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in San Jose, California. As of June 27, 2006, Knight-Ridder, Inc. is a subsidiary of McClatchy Co.