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"The only responsible course is to tighten our operations, ... but with maximum sensitivity to assuring the quality of our journalism and the long-term health of our franchises so that we are better positioned to meet the future, whatever the economic environment." Tony Ridder
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Journalism   

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"a nationally read paper capable of being leveraged in the online market." Tony Ridder
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"For those 12 newspapers that are being sold, the uncertainty is not over, and I regret that very much." Tony Ridder
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Newspapers   

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"unless and until its board of directors has approved a specific transaction." Tony Ridder
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"This is a difficult time in so many ways, but in no way greater than having to disrupt the lives and trust of Knight Ridder people with whom we have worked so closely. But I do feel we have no choice." Tony Ridder
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"There were things Gannett wanted to do and things Knight Ridder wanted to do, ... We decided if we could develop an exit strategy that would leave us whole, it would be a positive thing for both parties." Tony Ridder
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"With ad revenue down a steady (and not worsening) 8 percent to 9 percent in each month of the quarter, we may have seen the floor." Tony Ridder
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"Although recruitment and real estate have remained strong all year, we did not see the hoped-for turnaround in auto in August," Tony Ridder
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"We expect ad revenue to grow in the second half at about the same rate that it grew in the first," Tony Ridder
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"The last few years have been very strong for the newspaper industry, ... And we think next year is going to be a very good year, as well." Tony Ridder
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Industry   

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"Our jobs, always, have been to publish great newspapers and online services, and we have done that very well, ... It is important that we continue to do so in the weeks and months to come. Indeed, a big part of all of our jobs will be to stay focused. Nothing could be more critical to the best outcome of the process we're now in than that we run our businesses well." Tony Ridder
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"Although business started to revive a couple of weeks after the terrorist attack, the initiation of bombing in Afghanistan caused another slowdown, ... Our ultimate performance will be contingent upon resumption of more normal business patterns." Tony Ridder
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"The newspaper business is a great business, ... We've just made the biggest acquisition in the history of our industry when we bought four newspapers from Disney ( DIS ). We think the newspaper business in print form . . . is a very, very good business." Tony Ridder
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"Ad revenue growth in February and March, boosted by the early Easter, was the strongest we have seen since the first quarter of 1998. Our focus on operations, with emphasis on cost control and margin improvement, is clearly paying off." Tony Ridder
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"That level of cost increase will not be repeated in the fourth quarter," Tony Ridder
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"While the fundamentals of this quarter were disappointing, we took important steps to position our company for a strong future in both print and online publishing, and our accomplishments were significant," Tony Ridder
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"Dealing with a drummer isn't that much different from dealing with someone from IT." Tony Ridder
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"We feel the need to go our own way." Tony Ridder
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"In all of the cities where we have newspapers, we run the business." Tony Ridder
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"As promised, we delivered a very strong earnings-per-share (excluding nonrecurring items) performance in 1998, ... We did this in a year where not everything was going our way, which demonstrates our ability-and commitment-to tight management despite soft revenues in key markets." Tony Ridder
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"As promised, we delivered a very strong earnings-per-share (excluding nonrecurring items) performance in 1998. We did this in a year where not everything was going our way, which demonstrates our ability-and commitment-to tight management despite soft revenues in key markets." Tony Ridder
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