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LexisNexis Teams with Knight Ridder Digital, Announces New Service

Magazine article Information Today

LexisNexis Teams with Knight Ridder Digital, Announces New Service

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LexisNexis has announced an alliance with Knight Ridder Digital, the interactive information subsidiary of Knight Ridder and founder/operator of The Real Cities Network. Through the relationship, Knight Ridder Digital will syndicate its content to be available to LexisNexis users, and LexisNexis will offer access to on-point information from 28 Knight Ridder newspapers. LexisNexis has also announced that its global business customers will be able to order enhanced due diligence services provided by the National Fraud Center (NFC) via a Web interface.

Knight Ridder Digital

Twenty-eight daily full-text Knight Ridder publications from media markets throughout the U.S. will now be available to LexisNexis customers, many on the same day or within a day of publication. The offering includes major metropolitan papers such as The Miami Herald, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News, the Detroit Free Press, The Charlotte Observer, the Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minnesota), and The San Jose Mercury News.

"Our agreement with LexisNexis is another major step in creating new revenue streams from Knight Ridder Digital content," said Ken Doctor, vice president of content services at Knight Ridder Digital. "LexisNexis is one of the premier information services in the world, and now for the first time Knight Ridder content will be available to its business, legal, academic, and government desktop users. Those users will be further introduced to our most important newspaper brands and be able to link directly to them. We believe that in addition to customers finding our content through our destination sites, our content must actively find customers through other established channels of sales and distribution. The LexisNexis channel is a key, and we expect the partnership to grow over time."

A new, centrally administered information services contract will give Knight Ridder professionals access to the LexisNexis suite of information solutions. According to the announcement, the contract brings wide exposure to LexisNexis research databases to the desktops of thousands of professionals at Knight Ridder, including nexis .corn for journalists and editors conducting research, lexis.com for Knight Ridder's legal staff, customized solutions for professionals in Knight Ridder's corporate offices, LexisNexis Political Universe for Knight Ridder's Washington Bureau, and access to select Online Public Records and LexisNexis Company Dossier products across the U. …

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