Quote of the afternoon (and 4th of the day)

“When a Ridder crosses the Mississipi, you know how fast the river is changing course.”
–Ex-KRD exec Ken Doctor, writing about Ridder scion Par Ridder leaving the Pioneer Press to helm the Star Tribune, and how the sales and acquisitions of these two Minneapolis/St.Paul papers brought this all to pass.
(Susan sez: Note to non-newsies: The Pioneer Press had been in Ridder’s family for decades until it was sold last year to McClatchy, which then sold it to Hearst. It now is being managed for Hearst by Dean Singleton’s MediaNews Group.)