Press Releases

Scripps Howard Foundation broadens scope of awards

Tue, December 23, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Scripps Howard Foundation has announced that it has broadened the scope of the 1997 National Journalism Awards competition...

November revenues increase 7.5 percent

Wed, December 10, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio - The E.W. Scripps Company’s consolidated revenues increased 7.5 percent in November to $128 million, compared to $ 119 million in...

Scripps to reorganize television production operations

Fri, December 05, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio - The E.W. Scripps Company today announced plans to reorganize its television production operations, focusing the company’s future...

Willis promoted to editor in Birmingham

Tue, December 02, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio - Jim Willis, managing editor of the Birmingham Post-Herald since 1984, has been named the newspaper’s editor and president."Jim...

Denley named editor in Abilene

Tue, December 02, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio - James H. Denley, editor and president of the Birmingham Post-Herald since 1984, has been named editor of the Abilene...

Quarterly dividend announced

Mon, November 17, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio - The board of directors of The E.W. Scripps Company today declared a quarterly dividend of 13 cents ($0.13) per share payable...

October revenues decline 6.6 percent

Fri, November 14, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E. W. Scripps Company’s consolidated revenues declined 6.6 percent in October to $119 million, compared to $127 million in...

Scripps Completes Harte-Hanks and The Food Network Acquisitions

Thu, October 16, 1997

Cincinnati, Ohio --- The E. W. Scripps Company today completed two previously announced transactions at a total cost of approximately $700...

September Revenues Rise 16 Percent

Thu, October 09, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E. W. Scripps Company’s third-quarter income from continuing operations moved up 16 percent to $27.4 million, 34 cents per...

El Paso newspapers to end JOA

Mon, October 06, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio - The El Paso Herald-Post, a six-day afternoon newspaper, will publish its final edition on Saturday, Oct. 11, The E. W. Scripps...

August revenues rise 12 percent

Tue, September 16, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E. W. Scripps Company’s consolidated revenues rose 12 percent in August to $96.7 million, compared to $86.3 million in...

Lewis promoted to editor in Naples

Fri, September 05, 1997

LEWIS PROMOTED TO EDITOR IN NAPLES CINCINNATI, OH. – Phil Lewis, managing editor of the Naples Daily News since Jan. 1, 1990, has been promoted to...

Lansing succeeds Robinson at WEWS Cleveland

Fri, September 05, 1997

LANSING SUCCEEDS ROBINSON AT WEWS, CLEVELAND CINCINNATI, Ohio -- John Lansing, vice president and station manager at WXYZ-TV in Detroit since...

Scripps to acquire interest inTV Food Network

Fri, September 05, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E. W. Scripps Company today expanded its cable network operations by reaching an agreement to acquire controlling interest...

Scripps' second-quarter net income rose 22 percent

Wed, September 03, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E. W. Scripps Company’s second-quarter income from continuing operations increased 22 percent to $38.6 million, 48 cents per...

Scripps January revenues rose 9.3 percent

Wed, August 27, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company said today that its consolidated revenues rose 9.3 percent in January to $87.8 million, compared to...

Scripps fourth-quarter earnings increase 31 percent

Wed, August 27, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company’s fourth-quarter income from continuing operations moved up --31 percent to $38.6 million (48 cents per...

Scripps third-quarter income rose 36 percent

Wed, August 27, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company’s third-quarter income from continuing operations moved up 36 percent to $23.7 million (29 cents per...

Scripps February Revenues Rose 23 Percent

Wed, August 27, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company said today that its consolidated revenues rose 23 percent in February to $98.7 million, compared to...

Scripps reports 2Q net income of 39 cents per share, excluding charge

Wed, August 27, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company’s second-quarter net income from continuing operations moved up 17 percent from $27.1 million (34 cents...

SCRIPPS AGREES TO MERGE CABLE SYSTEMS WITH COMCAST CORPORATION

Wed, August 27, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company has reached a definitive agreement that will result in its cable television systems being owned by...

Scripps Howard restructures National Spelling Bee

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee today announced a restructuring of its staff to better accommodate the program's...

KSHB enters marketing/programming agreement with KMCI

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company has entered into a programming and marketing agreement involving its NBC affiliate in Kansas City, Mo.,...

Scripps agrees to purchase Vero Beach Press Journal

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio — The E.W. Scripps Company has reached an agreement to acquire the Vero Beach Press-Journal from John J. Schumann Jr., whose...

Scripps enters strategic alliance with "Schools Now"

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company’s television station group has entered into a strategic alliance with Schools Now, a Knoxville,...

Leser to step down as CEO

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company announced today that Lawrence A. Leser, its chairman and chief executive officer, has informed the...

Vines named editor of El Paso Herald-Post

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company today announced that it has promoted Georgiana F. Vines, deputy managing editor of The Knoxville...

King named editor of Redding (Calif.) Record Searchlight

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Tom King, editor of The El Paso (Texas) Herald-Post since 1988, will become editor of The Redding (Calif.) Record Searchlight....

Scripps agrees to buy cable systems of Mid-Tennessee CATV

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio — The E.W. Scripps Company has signed a letter of intent to purchase several cable systems in the Knoxville/Chattanooga region...

Scripps reports first-quarter EPS of 25 cents

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company today reported income from continuing operations of $19.7 million, 25 cents per share, compared to...

Scripps 4Q95 net income rose 13 percent

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company’s fourth-quarter net income increased 13 percent to $40.5 million, 51 cents per share, from $35.8...

Scripps April revenues rose to $89.6 million

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company said today that its consolidated revenues rose slightly in April to $89.6 million, compared to $89.0...

Scripps February revenues increased 6.4 percent

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company said today that its consolidated revenues rose 6.4 percent in February to $80.4 million, compared to...

Judges named for Scripps Howard's National Journalism Awards

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Scripps Howard Foundation has announced the names of the distinguished media professionals judging its 1996 National...

Scripps January revenues rose 4.6 percent

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company said today that its consolidated revenues rose 4.6 percent in January to $80.5 million, compared to $77...

Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee Returns To Nation's Capital

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The spring of 1925 was a landmark period for America’s classrooms. John T. Scopes was arrested in Tennessee for teaching Darwin’...

New editor for Daily Camera in Boulder

Tue, August 26, 1997

NEW EDITOR FOR DAILY CAMERA IN BOULDERCINCINNATI, OH -- Colleen C. Conant, editor of the Naples (Fla.) DailyNews since January 1992, has been named...

Boehne elected vice president of The E.W. Scripps Company

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio — The E.W. Scripps Company announced today that Richard A. Boehne has been elected vice president for corporate communications and...

Scripps sells Watsonville Register-Pajaronian

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company announced today that it has sold the Watsonville (Calif.) Register-Pajaronian to Illinois-based News...

Scripps announces agreement to affiliate WCPO-TV with ABC

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Cincinnati television station WCPO (Channel 9) will return to its network roots early next year through an affiliation change to...

Scripps Howard Foundation and Columbia University Create Scripps Program in Religion, Journalism, and the Spiritual Life

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – A new program created by Columbia University's graduate school and funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation will help prepare...

Scripps creates venture fund

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company today announced the creation of a $50 million venture fund that will focus on media-related...

Scripps revenues rose 7.9 percent in May

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company said today that its consolidated revenues rose 7.9 percent in May to $95.4 million, compared to $88.4...

SEC declares Scripps' registration statement effective

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company said today that the registration statement related to the sale of its cable television division to...

Lewin resigns from WMAR-TV

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Joe Lewin, vice president and general manager of Baltimore’s WMAR-TV since 1993, announced today he has resigned to become...

Have individual rights superseded the common good?

Tue, August 26, 1997

HAVE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS SUPERSEDED THE COMMON GOOD?Scripps Howard newspapers produce comprehensive review of nation’s rights lawsCINCINNATI, Ohio –...

Gigliotti named VP, GM at WMAR-TV, Baltimore

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Steven J. Gigliotti has been named vice president and general manager of The E.W. Scripps Company’s Baltimore television...

Scripps shareholders vote on cable merger

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Shareholders of The E.W. Scripps Company voted today to give the company’s board of directors the ability to proceed, at its...

Scripps expects to close cable merger tomorrow (Nov. 13)

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company’s board of directors has agreed to proceed with the merger of the Scripps cable television division...

Scripps October revenues rise 24.9 percent

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company said today that its consolidated revenues rose 24.9 percent in October to $116.4 million, compared to...

Fondren named Scripps VP of new media

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company today promoted Neal F. Fondren to the newly created position of vice president for new media. Fondren,...

Clabes elected president and CEO of Scripps Howard Foundation

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Judith G. Clabes, special projects director for the Scripps newspaper division since September 1995, has been elected president...

Scripps November revenues rose 14.3 percent

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company said today that its consolidated revenues rose 14.3 percent in November to $108.3 million, compared to...

Albert J. Schottelkotte, 1927-1996

Tue, August 26, 1997

Albert J. Schottelkotte, the face and voice of television news in Greater Cincinnati for a quarter of a century, died Dec. 25 in his Lawrenceburg,...

"Wakefield retires from Record Searchlight; Stautberg named GM"

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio - Larry R. Wakefield announced today his retirement from the Redding Record Searchlight after 17 years as the newspaper’s chief...

Scripps Trust Files Pleading

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Trustees of The Edward W. Scripps Trust have asked an Ohio probate court to approve their interpretation of the trust agreement’...

Winners of the 1996 Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Awards

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Scripps Howard Foundation today announced the winners of its 1996 National Journalism Awards.Three newspapers, three...

Dunning promoted to Scripps director of advertising

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Jerry E. Dunning, vice president of advertising at the Rocky Mountain News since October 1995, has been promoted to director of...

Scripps to acquire Harte-Hanks newspapers and TV station; announces stock repurchase plan

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E. W. Scripps Company today reached an agreement to acquire six newspapers, one television station and one radio station...

Scripps Howard Foundation Creates Survey Resarch Center

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Scripps Survey Research Center, offering enhanced instruction on behavioral research, will open at Ohio University in Athens...

Scripps Revenues Rose 10.6 Percent in May

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company said today that its consolidated revenues rose 10.6 percent in May to $105.5 million, compared to $95.4...

English named VP of programming development

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Charlotte Moore English, vice president and general manager of Scripps television station KSHB Channel 41 in Kansas City, has...

Swinehart promoted to VP/GM of KSHB-TV in Kansas City

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – James D. Swinehart today was named vice president and general manager of television station KSHB Channel 41, the NBC affiliate...

Scripps and Knight-Ridder Exchange Newspapers

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E. W. Scripps Company has reached an agreement to trade two of its California newspapers – the Monterey County Herald and...

Scripps Howard Foundation Awards More Than a Quarter of a Million Dollars in Scholarships

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Seeking to train the next generation of journalists, the Scripps Howard Foundation announced it has awarded $261,000 in...

July revenues rise 7.6 percent

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E. W. Scripps Company’s consolidated revenues rose 7.6 percent in July to $90.1 million, compared to $83.8 million in July...

Scripps Declares Quarterly Dividend

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Board of Directors of The E.W. Scripps Company today declared a quarterly dividend of 13 cents ($0.13) per share, payable...

Burleigh elected Scripps CEO

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – William R. Burleigh today was elected president and chief executive officer of The E.W. Scripps Company. He had been president...

Scripps and Knight-Ridder Newspaper Exchange Complete

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E. W. Scripps Company and Knight-Ridder, Inc. today completed their previously announced exchange of newspapers in...

Ambrose promoted to chief editorial writer at Scripps Howard News Service

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Jay Ambrose, editor of Denver’s Rocky Mountain News since 1989, will become chief editorial writer for the Washington,...

Burdick promoted to editor of Rocky Mountain News

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Robert W. Burdick, managing editor of the Rocky Mountain News, has been promoted to editor of Denver’s largest daily newspaper....

Clabes promoted to special projects director

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Judith G. Clabes, editor of The Kentucky Post for the past 12 years, this morning was promoted to the corporate staff of The...

Gilchrist promoted to general manager of WXYZ-TV

Tue, August 26, 1997

Cincinnati, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company today promoted Grace Gilchrist to vice president and general manager of its Detroit television station,...

James M. Hart named senior vice president of Scripps television station group

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Scripps Howard announced today that veteran television executive James M. Hart will join the Company as senior vice president in...

Pieratt named director of technology for Scripps newspapers

Tue, August 26, 1997

Cincinnati, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company announced today that Edward E. Pieratt, an associate professor at Ohio University’s School of Visual...

Scripps April Revenues Rose 11.6 Percent

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company said today that its consolidated revenues rose 11.6 percent in April to $100 million, compared to $89.6...

Brenner named publisher of The (Bremerton, Wash.) Sun

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Elizabeth F. Brenner, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Denver’s Rocky Mountain News, will be promoted to...

Scripps Howard Foundation Awards $312,000 in scholarships

Tue, August 26, 1997

The Scripps Howard Foundation has awarded journalism scholarships totaling $312,000. Albert J. Schottelkotte, Foundation president, said the awards...

Scripps completes purchase of Mid-Tennessee CATV

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company has completed the purchase of several cable television systems in the Knoxville/Chattanooga region from...

Ted Scripps Fellowships Go To University of Colorado-Boulder

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI - The Scripps Howard Foundation has awarded a three-year grant of $545,000 to the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University...

Scripps August revenues rose 8.5 percent

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company said today that its consolidated revenues rose 8.5 percent in August to $89.2 million, compared to...

Scripps and Comcast close cable transaction

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company said today that it has completed the merger of its cable television systems with Comcast Corporation.In...

Vawter named president and editor of Evansville Courier

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Vince Vawter, managing editor of The Knoxville News-Sentinel since 1988, will become president and editor of The Evansville...

Scripps Howard Foundation Announces 1995 National Journalism Award Winners

Tue, August 26, 1997

SCRIPPS HOWARD FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES1995 NATIONAL JOURNALISM AWARDS WINNERSCINCINNATI, Ohio--The Scripps Howard Foundation today announced the...

Scripps first-quarter net income rose 52 percent to 37 cents per share

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The E.W. Scripps Company’s first-quarter income from continuing operations increased 52 percent to $30.0 million, 37 cents per...

Tysoe joins Scripps board of directors

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The shareholders of The E.W. Scripps Company today elected to its board of directors Ronald W. Tysoe, vice chairman and chief...

Scripps completes purchase of Vero Beach Press Journal

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio — The E.W. Scripps Company today completed the previously announced purchase of the Vero Beach Press-Journal from John J. Schumann...

Scripps names Mashburn director of circulation for newspaper division

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Dan J. Mashburn, director of circulation for The Knoxville News-Sentinel, has been promoted to director of circulation for The...

Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee Returns to the nation's capital

Tue, August 26, 1997

CINCINNATI, Ohio – After months of narrowing the field of participants, the nation’s capital is bracing for a heated contest with plenty of...