Ted Scripps Scholarships and
University of Nevada, Reno
Edward W. (Ted)
Scripps II is remembered at his alma mater, the
A graduate of the University of Nevada journalism program in 1952, Ted went on to distinguished service with the United Press and the Scripps Howard Newspapers, both of which were founded by his grandfather, E.W. Scripps. Ted worked in the Reno bureau of UP, for the San Francisco News, the Rocky Mountain News in Denver and then for UPI's Washington, D.C. bureau. In 1965, he became vice president and assistant secretary of Scripps Howard Newspapers headquartered in Cincinnati, and in 1974, he became a director of the company.
Ted, who made his home in Honolulu, died in 1987 at the age of 57, while flying to Sydney, Australia on a tour of the Pacific to gather information for the Scripps Howard editors and publishers.
The annual Scripps lectures were started 46 years ago by Ted, who was a generous contributor to his alma mater, This tradition continues in his honor through the support of his family and the Scripps Howard Foundation.
The 46th Ted Scripps Dinner and Lecture was held Friday, April 9, 2010 at the Silver Legacy Grande Exposition Hall B in Reno, Nev.
Guest speaker at the dinner was Leonard Downie Jr., a professor of journalism at Arizona State University and vice president at large of The Washington Post. Downie was executive editor from 1991-2008 and during his 44 years at the newspaper, he was also an investigative reporter, editor on the local and national news staffs, London correspondent, and managing editor. During his 17 years as executive editor, The Post won 25 Pulitzer prizes. He is the author of five books, including The New Muckrakers, about investigative reporting; The News About the News: American Journalism in Peril (with Robert G. Kaiser), and The Rules of the Game, a novel. He is co-author, with Columbia University Professor Michael Schudson, of a major report on the state of the news media, The Reconstruction of American Journalism.
2010 Ted Scripps Scholarship Recipients