Par Ridder (pictured), the 37-year-old son of Knight Ridder chairman Tony Ridder, will stay on as publisher of the St. Paul Pioneer Press as the paper changes hands from KR to Dean Singleton’s MediaNews, according to E&P. Singleton has also made a point of saying that he plans to keep the management at the other Knight Ridder papers he is acquiring, including the San Jose Mercury News and Contra Costa Times. According to Securities and Exchange Commission filings, Par Ridder received compensation of $429,196 in 2006.
Singleton keeps Ridder's son as publisher
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