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Scripps to Discuss Business Strategy at Salomon Smith Barney Media Conference
CINCINNATI, Jan 2, 2002 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Kenneth W. Lowe, president and CEO of The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP), and Richard A. Boehne, executive vice president, will discuss the company's business strategy Monday Jan. 7 during the Salomon Smith Barney Global Entertainment, Media and Telecommunications Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Scripps presentation is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. MST and will be Web cast live via the company's Web site at www.scripps.com . A link to the live Web cast will be provided on the scripps.com home page.

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

Scripps national television network brands include Home & Garden Television, Food Network, Do It Yourself and Fine Living, due to launch in March 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, +1-513-977-3826, or
                  Email, stautberg@scripps.com

URL:              http://www.scripps.com