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Scripps to Report Second Quarter Results; Web Cast of Conference Call Available
CINCINNATI, Jul 6, 2001 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior managers of The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) will discuss second quarter 2001 operating results during a conference call Thursday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m. EDT.

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 800-230-1766 approximately 10 minutes before the start of the call. Callers will need the name of the call (second quarter earnings release) 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 p.m. EDT on July 12 until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 18. 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 593697.

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.

The E.W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television, cable television networks and interactive media. Scripps operates 21 daily newspapers, 10 broadcast TV stations and three cable television networks, with plans to launch a fourth.

Scripps cable television network brands include Home & Garden Television, Food Network, Do It Yourself and Fine Living, due to launch in early 2002.

The company also operates Scripps Howard News Service; United Media, the worldwide licensing and syndication home of PEANUTS and DILBERT; and 31 Web sites, including hgtv.com, foodtv.com, diynet.com and comics.com.

SOURCE The E.W. Scripps Company

CONTACT:          Tim Stautberg of The E.W. Scripps Company, 513-977-3826, or
                  Email, stautberg@scripps.com