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2014-07-30 20:22:30

Transaction will create two focused public companies, one built upon TV, the other newspapers CINCINNATI and MILWAUKEE, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) and Journal Communications (NYSE: JRN) have agreed to merge their broadcast operations and spin off and then merge their newspapers, creating two focused and separately traded public companies that offer long-term opportunities to create value for shareholders. The merged broadcast and digital media company,...

2014-07-01 08:26:15

Twitter post: .@EWScrippsCo promotes Shanna Cannon to regional publisher @vcstar - great leader, motivator and believer in the importance of digital CINCINNATI, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The E.W. Scripps Company has promoted Shanna Cannon, a newspaper executive with more than 20 years of experience, to regional publisher of the Ventura County (California) Star, effective immediately. She steps up to a larger-circulation newspaper from her role as publisher of the Scripps-owned...

2014-06-12 12:30:56

Scripps investment enables former P&G, GoPro exec to create community-based "passion economy" platform AUSTIN, Texas, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Besomebody, Inc., a diverse, global, social community and passion platform, has closed a $1 million seed funding round from The E.W. Scripps Company, a 135-year-old entrepreneurial media company based in Cincinnati. The distribution of the funding is linked to the company meeting key milestones. Besomebody plans to use the money to build...

2014-05-30 00:21:30

Co-Champions Declared for First Time Since 1962 NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sriram Hathwar, a 14-year-old speller from Painted Post, New York, and Ansun Sujoe, a 13-year-old speller from Fort Worth, Texas, were declared co-champions of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee tonight. The declaration of co-champions came after round 22, when Hathwar spelled "stichomythia," which is defined as "dialogue especially of altercation or dispute delivered in...

2014-05-22 16:24:28

CINCINNATI, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The stage is set for the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee -- when the eyes of the nation will look to young spellers vying for the coveted title of champion. The Bee will take place May 27, 28 and 29 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. "The Scripps National Spelling Bee is one of America's most enduring celebrations of academic excellence. It's a great American tradition," said Paige Kimble, executive...

2014-04-08 08:28:07

CINCINNATI, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's largest and longest-running educational program is collaborating with the world's largest software company. Today, the Scripps National Spelling Bee named Microsoft Corp. the Official Technology Champion of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee. "Like the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Microsoft is deeply committed to supporting educators and educational programs. In fact, since 2003, Microsoft has partnered with educators to impact...

2014-03-31 08:26:47

HOUSTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After competing in 12 rounds with fifty-five total spellers from 42 Texas counties, co-champions, Shobha Dasari, a seventh grader at Pearland Junior High School West in Pearland ISD and Syamantak Payra an eighth grader at Westbrook Intermediate School in Clear Creek ISD, were awarded co-champion titles from the Houston Public Media Spelling Bee, for the second year in a row. The two spellers will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, May...

2014-03-20 16:24:54

CINCINNATI, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scripps Howard Foundation is proud to announce the winners and finalists of its annual Scripps Howard Awards, honoring the best work in the communications industry and journalism education in 2013. Established in 1953, the Scripps Howard Foundation's national journalism awards competition is open to news organizations based in the U.S. and recognizes outstanding print, broadcast and online journalism in 15 categories. Two additional...

2014-02-24 16:23:36

Twitter post: Award of Merit goes to @asymson from @borrellassoc for the innovative ways he leads the digital transformation for @EWScrippsCo NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adam Symson, senior vice president and chief digital officer for The E.W. Scripps Co. (NYSE: SSP), has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 Borrell Award of Merit. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140224/CL70615 The honor, also known as the Innovator's Award, is bestowed on an executive who...

2013-11-16 23:00:42

eReflect offers a look at words used in the latest Scripps National Spelling Bee to its blog readers and encourages people of all ages to join in their local spelling bees. The list of words includes some that knocked out contestants in the Scripps competition. New York City, NY (PRWEB) November 17, 2013 The e-learning company eReflect, developer of Ultimate Spelling software, recently shared with its readers words used in the latest Scripps National Spelling Bee. The blog post, published...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.