Scripps files certification with SEC

Mon, August 12, 2002 by Tim Stautberg

CINCINNATI – Kenneth W. Lowe, president and chief executive officer of The E.W. Scripps Company and Joseph G. NeCastro, senior vice president and chief financial officer for Scripps, today filed sworn statements with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) affirming the accuracy of Scripps’ Form 10-K report for 2001; Form 10-Q reports for the first and second quarters of 2002; the company's 2002 proxy statement to shareholders and other recent filings. The SEC issued an order on June 27 requiring sworn statements from approximately 950 large publicly traded companies. Copies of the sworn statements filed with the SEC have been posted on the company’s Web site and may be accessed at www.scripps.com.The company also filed today its Form 10-Q for the second quarter 2002. Lowe and NeCastro also filed certifications required under the new Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 as an exhibit to the Form 10-Q.The E.W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television, national television networks and interactive media. Scripps operates 21 daily newspapers, 10 broadcast TV stations and four cable television networks.Scripps national television network brands include Home & Garden Television, Food Network, DIY -- Do It Yourself Network and Fine Living. Scripps Networks programming can be seen in 25 countries.The company also operates Scripps Howard News Service, United Media, the worldwide licensing and syndication home of PEANUTS and DILBERT, and 31 Web sites, including hgtv.com, foodtv.com, diynet.com, fineliving.com and comics.com.

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