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Last $22.03 USD
Change Today +0.11 / 0.50%
Volume 389.1K
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Company Description

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312 Walnut Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

United States

Phone: 513-977-3000

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The E. W. Scripps Company operates as a media company with interests in television stations, newspapers, and digital local media sites. The company serves audiences and businesses through a portfolio of television, print and digital media brands. It owns 21 local television stations, as well as daily newspapers in 13 markets across the United States. The company also runs a collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including digital video news service Newsy and weather app developer WeatherSphere. The company also produces television programming, runs an investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the steward of the educational program, the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Television The company’s television station group includes 11 ABC affiliates, 3 NBC affiliates and 2 independent stations, which the company operates as duopolies with its Kansas City NBC affiliate and its Detroit ABC affiliate. The company also owns five Azteca America affiliates. The company produces news and information content that informs and engages local and national communities. The company distributes its content to four platforms — broadcast, Web, smartphones and tablets. The company’s digital sites offer comprehensive local news and information and user-generated content. The company continues to enhance its online and digital services, using features such as long-form text articles, in addition to streaming video and audio, to deliver news and information. Its journalists routinely produce videos for consumption through its digital platforms and use an array of social media sites, such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, to communicate with and build its audiences. In addition to news programming, its television stations run network programming, syndicated programming and internally produced programming. Some of the Scripps-owned programming on its television stations offers viewers an interactive experience. The company is also a partner in RightThisMinute, a daily news and entertainment program, which airs on 15 of its stations and reaches approximately 90% of the country through syndication. The company launched its fourth original show, The Now, in eight of its markets in 2014. The Now is a news show designed for a 4 p.m. audience and takes a deeper dive into the day's events. Newspapers The Scripps newspaper division operates in 13 local markets across the United States. The company produces content that informs and engages local communities. The company distributes its content primarily to four platforms — print, Web, smartphones and tablets. The company’s digital sites offer comprehensive local news and information and user-generated content. Its journalists routinely produce videos for consumption through its Websites and use an array of social media sites, such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, to communicate with and build its audiences. The company adopts mobile technology by offering its products on apps available on the Apple, Android, Kindle Fire and Windows 8 platforms. The company has supplemented its daily newspapers with an array of products, including direct mail advertising, total market coverage publications, zoned editions, specialty publications and event-based publications. Syndication and Other Syndication and other primarily includes certain digital operations outside of its television and newspaper markets, and syndication of news features and comics. Under the trade name United Media, the company distributes news columns, comics and other features for the newspaper industry. Newsy, a digital video news service, and WeatherSphere, a provider of weather-related mobile apps, are also included in syndication and other. In 2011, the company entered into a five-year agreement with Universal Uclick (Universal) to provide syndication services for the news features and comics of United Media. Universal provides editorial and production services, sales and marketing, sales support and customer service, and distribution and fulfillment for all the news features and comics of United Media. History The E. W. Scripps Company was founded in 1878.

 

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