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Dec. 13, 2004
Horton to serve as chairman of Scripps Howard Foundation
CINCINNATI – Alan M. Horton, who will
retire Dec. 31 as senior vice president of newspapers for The
E. W. Scripps Company, has been elected chairman of the
Scripps Howard Foundation board of trustees.
Horton, 61, was elected chairman at a recent meeting of the Foundation board.
His involvement with the Foundation
extends a life-long career in journalism that began while he
was a student at
The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of The E.W. Scripps Company.
“Alan Horton is a tremendous resource who adds depth to our board,” said Judith G. Clabes, president and chief executive officer of the Foundation. “Not only do we have the advantage of his wise counsel and experience, but we benefit from his deep roots – and heart – in journalism. Together, we’ll make a great team as our board works to position the Foundation for continued growth and success.”
Horton guided the Scripps daily and community newspapers through a period of unprecedented and rapid change in the media industry. He joined the company’s corporate staff in 1991 as vice president of newspaper operations.
Horton has spent all but five of his 40-year
newspaper career with Scripps. His first job after graduating
from Yale was as a reporter for The Cincinnati Post. From
there, he went on to be a prize-winning reporter,
“We knew Alan couldn’t just walk away
from a profession and industry that he dearly loves,” said
Kenneth W. Lowe, Scripps president and chief executive
officer. “In retirement – and as chairman of the Foundation
board -- he will be able to direct his energies and skills
toward advancing the cause of journalism education in
During the first 18 years of his career,
Horton rose through the reporting ranks at Scripps, first as a
reporter at The Post and The Cleveland Press, and later in
In 1978, Horton left Scripps to accept
his first newspaper management position as editor of The
In 1986 Horton moved to
Horton has been active in industry associations, serving eight years on the Newspaper Association of America’s board, and once chairing the American Society of Newspaper Editors Ethics Committee. He still chairs the NAA’s Industry Development (Horizon Watching) committee, and is a member of the American Press Institute’s board.
Dedicated to excellence in journalism, the Scripps Howard Foundation is a leader in industry efforts in journalism education, scholarships, internships, literacy, minority recruitment/development, mid-career training and First Amendment causes.
Contact: Mark Kroeger, The E.W. Scripps Company, 513-977-3827, email@example.com