The week ahead will be a different schedule for me. I'm in the office all day Monday, then gone Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to San Jose for a Knight Ridder Executive Editor's annual conference. This will be the first time I meet most of the 30-plus Knight Ridder executive editors. Knight Ridder brings its executive editors together once a year to discuss initiatives the corporate office has going and to hear from corporate executives, in particular KR CEO Tony Ridder, on the strategy of the company. This is my first KR executive editor's conference since becoming the Executive Editor and Vice President of News at Contra Costa. Each KR paper faces unique challenges, depending on the size of publication and the location in which the newspaper is based.