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2014-09-26 12:23:48

New role is added responsibility for vice president of newspaper operations, whose Scripps career has spanned 33 years CINCINNATI, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Smith, a newspaper executive and operations expert with more than three decades of service for The E.W. Scripps Co. (NYSE: SSP), has been named publisher of the Record Searchlight in Redding, California. The new role is effective immediately and will be in addition to his current responsibilities as vice president of...

2014-09-25 08:24:41

CINCINNATI, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Certain officers of The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) have adopted stock trading plans in accordance with the guidelines specified by Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. Rule 10b5-1 permits corporate officers, directors and others to adopt written, pre-arranged stock trading plans when they are not in possession of material, non-public information. These plans allow insiders to have shares sold for their accounts...

2014-09-16 16:25:46

Twitter post: Welcome to @EWScrippsCo - Nick Nicholson named GM for @ABCActionNews CINCINNATI, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nick Nicholson, an experienced media executive with a track record of success in competitive markets, is the new vice president and general manager for WFTS in Tampa, Florida. He joins the ABC affiliate of The E.W. Scripps Co. (NYSE: SSP) on Sept. 22. Nicholson spent 27 years with the Belo Corp., which was acquired by Gannett in late 2013. Most recently, he...

2014-09-10 16:23:10

WCPO Insiders get locally connected and globally informed with a free digital subscription to The Washington Post CINCINNATI, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WCPO, the Cincinnati ABC affiliate of The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) and the first television station in the country to develop a subscription-based digital news site, is now offering its subscribers free access to The Washington Post. Subscribers to www.wcpo.com - called WCPO Insiders - already enjoy exclusive stories and in-depth...

2014-09-10 12:24:16

Jim Spencer honored by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon for economic development in launching digital video news service COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jim Spencer, president and founder of Newsy, was awarded the Governor's Entrepreneur of the Year Award at Missouri's 2014 Governor's Conference on Economic Development on Sept. 5. Newsy is a national video news network based in Columbia, Missouri. It produces and curates video news reports for web, mobile, tablet, and...

2014-09-09 16:24:34

CINCINNATI, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephen Mullins, a respected South Carolina journalist and newsroom leader, is the new editor of The Anderson (S.C.) Independent Mail. Mullins, who joined the Anderson newsroom in 2011 and now serves as managing editor, succeeds John C. Huff Jr., who announced his retirement last month. His professional accolades include being named Journalist of the Year by the South Carolina Press Association in 1989. "Steve has been instrumental in...

2014-09-08 16:23:13

Let's Ask America, The List and The Now offer new ways for audiences to be informed and entertained starting today CINCINNATI, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The E.W. Scripps Co. (NYSE: SSP) reaches a significant milestone today as its original shows The List and The Now launch in new markets. Scripps began creating its own programming three years ago with game show Let's Ask America and infotainment magazine show The List. The company today is building on the success of those...

2014-09-02 08:26:20

CINCINNATI, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- John C. Huff Jr., editor of the Independent Mail in Anderson, S.C., since 2008, has announced his retirement after a newspaper career that dates to his first paper route more than 55 years ago. The Independent Mail is owned by The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP). "John leaves behind an award-winning team of journalists with a great commitment to their community, craft and each other," said Susan Kelly-Gilbert, publisher and chief revenue...

2014-08-08 08:23:48

CINCINNATI, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) today reported operating results for the second quarter of 2014. Increases in local and political advertising, along with growth in retransmission revenue, led to a 4 percent increase in television operating revenues over second-quarter 2013 despite weaknesses in national advertising. Political advertising increased $4.5 million from the 2013 quarter. Retransmission fees from cable and satellite providers increased...

2014-07-31 08:29:31

NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tripp Levy PLLC, a leading national securities and shareholder rights law firm, announces that it is investigating the acquisition of Journal Communications (NYSE: JRN) ("Journal" or the "Company") on behalf of its shareholders. It was announced that the E.W. Scripps Company and Journal have agreed to merge their broadcast operations and spin off and then merge their newspapers, creating two separately traded public companies. Journal...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
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