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Scripps to Report Third Quarter Results; Web Cast of Conference Call Available

CINCINNATI, Sep 24, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- The E. W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) will report third quarter 2004 operating results before trading on the New York Stock Exchange begins Thursday, Oct. 14. A telephone conference call with members of the company's senior management team will follow at 11 a.m. EDT.

Scripps will offer a live audio Web cast of the conference call. To access the Web cast, visit http://www.scripps.com , choose "investor relations," then follow the "Live Web Cast" link at the top of the page. Listeners need Windows Media Player to access the call online.

To access the conference call by telephone, dial 1-888-496-6261 (U.S.) or 1-303-262-0067 (International), approximately 10 minutes before the start of the call. Callers will need the name of the call (Third quarter earnings report) to be granted access. Callers also will be asked to provide their name and company affiliation. The media and general public are provided access to the conference call on a listen-only basis.

A replay line will be open from 2:30 p.m. EDT Oct. 14 until 11:59 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 18. The domestic number to access the replay is 1-800-475-6701 and the international number is 1-320-365-3844. The access code for both numbers is 746663.

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 http://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 national lifestyle television networks, newspaper publishing, broadcast television, television retailing, interactive media and licensing and syndication. All of the company's media businesses provide content and advertising services via the Internet.

    Scripps is organized into the following operating divisions.

Scripps Networks, which includes the company's growing portfolio of popular lifestyle television networks. Scripps Networks brands include Home & Garden Television, Food Network, DIY -- Do It Yourself Network and Fine Living. Scripps Networks Web sites include FoodNetwork.com, HGTV.com, DIYnetwork.com and fineliving.com. Scripps Networks programming can be seen in 86 countries.

Scripps Newspapers, including daily and community newspapers in 17 markets and the Washington-based Scripps Media Center, home to the Scripps Howard News Service. Scripps newspapers include the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, the Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel and the Ventura County (Calif.) Star.

Scripps Television Station Group, including six ABC-affiliated stations, three NBC affiliates and one independent. Scripps operates broadcast television stations in Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Phoenix, Tampa, Baltimore, Kansas City, Mo., West Palm Beach, Fla., Tulsa, Okla., and Lawrence, Kan.

Shop At Home Network, the company's television retailing subsidiary, which markets a growing range of consumer goods directly to television viewers and visitors to the Shop At Home Web site, shopathometv.com. Shop At Home reaches about 51 million full-time equivalent U.S. households, including 5 million households via five Scripps-owned Shop At Home affiliated television stations.

United Media, a leading licensing and syndication company. United Media is the worldwide licensing and syndication home of Peanuts, Dilbert, For Better or For Worse and about 150 other features and characters.

SOURCE The E. W. Scripps Company

Tim Stautberg of The E. W. Scripps Company, +1-513-977-3826, or
stautberg@scripps.com
http://www.scripps.com