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James L. Knight
James Landon Knight (July 21, 1909 – February 5, 1991) was an American newspaper publisher and co-founder of the Knight Ridder
Knight Ridder
group of newspapers.[1] He was also co-founder of the John S. and James L. Knight
James L. Knight
Foundation with his brother John S. Knight. The James L. Knight Center
James L. Knight Center
in Miami, Florida
Miami, Florida
is named in his honor. References[edit]^ Fowler, Glenn (February 7, 1991). "James L. Knight, 81, a Founder Of Knight-Ridder Group of Papers". New York Times. This article about a United States
United States
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Santa Monica, California
Santa Monica
Santa Monica
is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County, California, United States. Situated on Santa Monica
Santa Monica
Bay, it is bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
– Pacific Palisades to the north, Brentwood on the northeast, West Los Angeles on the east, Mar Vista on the southeast, and Venice on the south. The Census Bureau population for Santa Monica
Santa Monica
in 2010 was 89,736. Due in part to an agreeable climate, Santa Monica
Santa Monica
became a famed resort town by the early 20th century. The city has experienced a boom since the late 1980s through the revitalization of its downtown core, significant job growth and increased tourism
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Los Angeles, California
Los AngelesCSA Los Angeles-Long BeachMSA Los Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimPueblo September 4, 1781[3]City status May 23, 1835[4]Incorporated April 4, 1850[5]Named for Our Lady, Queen of the AngelsGovernment • Type Mayor-Council-Commission[6] • Body Los Angeles
Los Angeles
City Council • Mayor Eric Garcetti[7] • City Attorney Mike Feuer[7] • City Controller Ron Galperin[7]Area[8] • City in California 502.76 sq m
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Miami Beach, Florida
Miami
Miami
Beach is a coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. It was incorporated on March 26, 1915.[7] The municipality is located on natural and man-made barrier islands between the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
and Biscayne Bay, the latter of which separates the Beach from Miami. The neighborhood of South Beach, comprising the southernmost 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) of Miami Beach, along with downtown Miami
Miami
and the Port of Miami, collectively form the commercial center of South Florida.[8] As of the 2010 census, Miami
Miami
Beach had a total population of 87,779.[9] It has been one of America's pre-eminent beach resorts since the early 20th century. In 1979, Miami
Miami
Beach's Art Deco
Art Deco
Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places
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Knight Ridder
Knight Ridder
Knight Ridder
/ˈrɪdər/ (from Dutch ridder, knight) was an American media company, specializing in newspaper and Internet
Internet
publishing. Until it was bought by The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company
on June 27, 2006, it was the second-largest newspaper publisher in the United States, with 32 daily newspapers sold. Its headquarters were located in San Jose, California.[1]Contents1 History1.1 Origins 1.2 At its peak 1.3 Purchase by McClatchy2 List of newspapers 3 Knight Ridder-owned companies 4 Knight Ridder-owned television stations 5 See also 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External linksHistory[edit] Origins[edit] The corporate ancestors of Knight Ridder
Knight Ridder
were Knight Newspapers, Inc. and Ridder Publications, Inc
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Lat
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Miami, Florida
Miami
Miami
(/maɪˈæmi/; Spanish pronunciation: [miˈami]) is a major port city on the Atlantic coast of south Florida
Florida
in the southeastern United States. As the seat of Miami-Dade County, the municipality is the principal, central, and the most populous city of the Miami metropolitan area and part of the second-most populous metropolis in the southeastern United States.[8] According to the U.S
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Akron, Ohio
Akron (/ˈækrən/) is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Ohio
Ohio
and is the county seat of Summit County. It is located on the western edge of the Glaciated Allegheny Plateau, approximately 39 miles (63 km) south of Lake Erie. As of the 2015 Census
Census
Estimate, the city proper had a total population of 197,542, making it the 119th largest city in the United States. The Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) covers Summit and Portage counties, and in 2010 had a population of 703,200.[5] It is also part of the larger Cleveland-Akron-Canton, OH Combined Statistical Area, which in 2013 had a population of 3,501,538, ranking 15th. Co-founded along the Little Cuyahoga River
Cuyahoga River
in 1825 by Simon Perkins and Paul Williams, it was chosen as a strategic point at the summit of the developing Ohio
Ohio
and Erie Canal
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Charles Landon Knight
Charles Landon Knight (18 June 1867 – 26 September 1933) was an American lawyer and newspaper publisher who represented Ohio in the United States House of Representatives from 1921-1923. His sons built his newspaper business into what would become Knight Ridder.Contents1 Early life 2 Journalism and politics 3 Legacy 4 Family 5 References 6 External linksEarly life[edit] Born near Milledgeville, Georgia, "C.L." graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1889 and from Columbia University Law School in 1890. He was admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice at Bluefield, West Virginia. Journalism and politics[edit] Knight joined the Philadelphia Times in 1896 and remained until 1900. In 1903, Knight purchased the Akron Beacon Journal in Akron, Ohio. According to his obituary in the New York Times, "Mr
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John S. Knight
John Shively Knight (October 26, 1894 – June 16, 1981) was an American newspaper publisher and editor based in Akron, Ohio.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Honors and awards 4 Personal life 5 Dedications 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External linksEarly life and education[edit] Knight was born in Bluefield, West Virginia, to Charles Landon Knight and Clara Irene Shively. Known to his family and friends as "Jack," he attended Cornell University
Cornell University
but never graduated, leaving early to enlist in the Army. While at Cornell he was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. However, he later received the degree of "War Alumnus." Career[edit] In 1920 he started at his father's newspaper, The Akron
Akron
Beacon Journal, as sportswriter, and moved up to managing editor before inheriting the paper in 1933. In 1923, Knight served as the fourth president of the Akron
Akron
Host Lions Club
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James L. Knight
James Landon Knight (July 21, 1909 – February 5, 1991) was an American newspaper publisher and co-founder of the Knight Ridder
Knight Ridder
group of newspapers.[1] He was also co-founder of the John S. and James L. Knight
James L. Knight
Foundation with his brother John S. Knight. The James L. Knight Center
James L. Knight Center
in Miami, Florida
Miami, Florida
is named in his honor. References[edit]^ Fowler, Glenn (February 7, 1991). "James L. Knight, 81, a Founder Of Knight-Ridder Group of Papers". New York Times. This article about a United States
United States
journalist born in the 1900s is a stub. You can help by expanding it.v t eThis article about an American businessperson born in the 1900s is a stub
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John S. And James L. Knight Foundation
The John S. and James L. Knight
James L. Knight
Foundation is an American non-profit foundation dedicated to fostering “informed and engaged communities” which the foundation believes are “essential for a healthy democracy.” The foundation "supports ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts."[2] The John S. and James L. Knight
James L. Knight
Foundation began as the Knight Memorial Education Fund in 1940. For its first decade, most contributions came from the Akron Beacon Journal
Akron Beacon Journal
and Miami
Miami
Herald. It was incorporated as Knight Foundation in 1950 in Ohio, and reincorporated as the John S. and James L. Knight
James L. Knight
Foundation in Florida
Florida
in 1993
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James L. Knight Center
The James L. Knight
James L. Knight
Center Complex is a contemporary entertainment and convention complex located in Downtown Miami, Florida. Located within the Miami
Miami
Central Business District, the venue opened in 1982. The complex is named after famed newspaper publisher, James L. Knight. Since its opening, the complex has hosted many business, entertainment and political events. Annually, it hosts Miami
Miami
Dade College graduation ceremonies. It also hosted Miss Universe
Miss Universe
in 1984 and 1985, Miss USA
Miss USA
in 1986 and Miss Teen USA
Miss Teen USA
in 1985.Contents1 History 2 Facilities 3 Location 4 Venue Gallery 5 See also 6 ReferencesHistory[edit] The complex originally was built to be an exhibition hall for the downtown Miami
Miami
area, to attract business conferences, trade shows and conventions
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