Knight-Ridder Twits Reuters In Print Over U.S. News Reporting

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Knight-Ridder Inc. owes the Times of London a favor. The U.K. daily obtained a confidential report authored by Reuters Holdings PLC comparing performances of news services worldwide during May 1989. The Reuters study, described in a Times article Sept. 27, reveals that among electronic news services delivered in the U.S., Knight-Ridder was faster than its competitors 47% of the time. Dow Jones was second with 27%, and Reuters came in a lowly third with 26%.

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