KAZU Local
3:29 am
Tue April 18, 2006

<i>Herald</i> sale comes at crucial time in paper's history

Monterey, CA – The Monterey County Herald remains in turmoil. The McClatchy Company announced last month it would buy media giant Knight Ridder, then re-sell 12 of the 32 papers it'll acquire, including the Herald and San Jose Mercury News. As McClatchy reviews bids from several groups interested in the 12 papers - including three known offers for the Herald - many in Monterey County worry about the paper's future. The Herald's new owner will take over a publication struggling to balance an increased pressure for profits with the county's high demand for local news. KAZU's Ben Adler reports on the Herald's past, present and future.