There are two words, and two worlds, in "Digital Media." Ken is one of the few who has mastered both. An editor turned syndicator, he understands what it takes to make a content business work -- to make it dance and sing, actually. Ken taught me the importance of keeping all constituents happy -- I.T. folks, intellectual property lawyers, librarians, web masters, top management.
When journalistic integrity and publisher profit conflict, his instincts show the way. When technicians and creatives fight, he knows how to referee. Ken Doctor is one of the first I turn to when I need a guide to some unfamiliar part of the content business. You should do the same.
CEO, Acquire Media
During Ken’s tenure at Knight Ridder Digital, Ken did an outstanding job on building a new business line from scratch on content licensing. Knight Ridder, the
2nd largest newspaper company in the United States, was the first company to centralize licensing with one decision, one contract. Ken broke this ground and achieved great, high margin success for the company while building a good foundation for future growth of mobile, cable and other
licensing businesses as they develop. Ken was instrumental in closing major agreements with companies, such as: Zip 2, Inktomi, Yahoo, StoreRunner, Overture, LexisNexis and Factiva.
Ken is well-respected and well-grounded in the emerging digital content business and works the bridges between traditional and digital content businesses well.
I have personally worked with Ken for three years and respect his commitment to Knight Ridder, his entrepreneurial spirit and overall business acumen.
President, Knight Ridder Digital