Scripps to report fourth quarter results; Web cast of conference call available

Tue, January 14, 2003 by Mark Kroeger

CINCINNATI – Senior managers of The E.W. Scripps Company will discuss fourth quarter 2002 operating results during a conference call Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. EST.Scripps will offer a live audio Web cast of the conference call. To access the Web cast, visit www.scripps.com, choose “investor relations” then follow the “live Web cast” link at the top of the page. Listeners need Real Player G2 or higher (download free at www.real.com) to access the call online.A limited number of dial-in lines for the conference call will be available to the media and general public on a listen-only basis. To access the conference call, dial 888-428-4479 approximately 10 minutes before the start of the call. Callers will need the name of the call (fourth quarter earnings report) to be granted access. Callers also will be asked to provide their name and company affiliation.An instant replay line will be open from 2:30 p.m. EST on January 23 until 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, January 26. The domestic number to access the replay is 800-475-6701 and the international number is 320-365-3844. The access code for both numbers is 670042. A replay of the conference call will be archived and available online for an extended period of time following the call. To access the audio replay, visit www.scripps.com approximately four hours after the call, choose “investor relations” then follow the “audio archives” link at the top of the page.Celebrating its 125th anniversary, The E.W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television, national television networks, interactive media and television-retailing. Scripps operates 21 daily newspapers, 10 broadcast TV stations, four cable and satellite television programming services and a home shopping network. All of the company’s media businesses provide content and advertising services via the Internet.Scripps Networks brands include Home & Garden Television, Food Network, DIY -- Do It Yourself Network and Fine Living. Home & Garden and Food Network each can be seen in about 80 million U.S. television households. Scripps Networks is home to three of the Internet’s most popular Web sites – foodtv.com, hgtv.com and diynet.com. Scripps Networks programming can be seen in 25 countries. The company’s home shopping subsidiary, Shop At Home Network, markets a growing range of consumer goods directly to television viewers and visitors to the Shop At Home Web site, shopathometv.com. Shop At Home reaches about 46 million full-time equivalent U.S. households.Scripps also operates Scripps Howard News Service and United Media, which is the worldwide licensing and syndication home of PEANUTS and DILBERT.

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