Tuesday, June 27, 2006

About Knight Ridder and more!

Emerging Technology and Newspapers
Peter Rip did a guest post in Silicon Beat that is very concise and pretty much sums up the situation facing Knight Ridder and all newspapers today and possibly television networks tomorrow. Rip also suggest what the future my look like. The challenge for us is, how do we prepare students for this future? To quote the lead to the story in Silicone Beat:

Knight Ridder Inc (KRI), parent company of the Mercury News, is expected to disappear tomorrow following today's approval by shareholders of its purchase by McClatchy. We asked Peter Rip, a venture capitalist with Leapfrog Ventures, for a guest post. Rip once handled Knight Ridder's investments in start-ups. Here are his thoughts.

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