Here's a selection of headlines/links from across the Knight-Ridder universe. Each of these cryptic sentences and phrases represent the sum total of information provided about the articles they link to. Worse, they're lumped in with every other article in a long, boring list of links. There aren't even category subheds to offer some clues about them, to help readers zero in on the information they're looking for.
Restaurants donate Tuesday
A lovely day
Resolved to stay
Biocube becomes a vexing hexahedron
Board votes to appeal
Split forces county out of tax bill
Attorney wants vigil held
Circle of life comes to fore
Just what the patient ordered
No time to rest -- she lives to help
Get involved, May 2
Turn it in
Days Gone By
One positive note: I'm beginning to see some variety among Knight-Ridder websites. Not a lot. But the individual papers do seem to have a bit of latitude with their presentation on the Internet. A couple of news organizations actually have designs that depart completely from the Knight-Ridder model, and at least one is actually quite good -- The Idaho Statesman. I'll look a little more closely at those in the coming days.