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Scripps to Discuss Business Strategy at Bear Stearns Media Conference

CINCINNATI, Feb 22, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Richard A. Boehne, executive vice president of The E.W. Scripps Company and Joseph G. NeCastro, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss the company's business strategy Tuesday, Feb. 28, during the Bear Stearns 19th Annual Media Conference in Palm Beach, Fla. The Scripps presentation will be made at 11:30 a.m. ET. The audio from the presentation will be webcast live via the Scripps Web site. To access the webcast, visit, choose "Shareholders" then follow the link under the "Upcoming Events" section. A replay will be available via the Shareholders section of the Scripps Web site for 60 days.

About Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) is a diverse and growing media enterprise with interests in national cable networks, newspaper publishing, broadcast television stations, electronic commerce, interactive media, and licensing and syndication.

The company's portfolio of media properties includes: Scripps Networks, with such brands as HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living, Great American Country and HGTVPro; daily and community newspapers in 18 markets and the Washington-based Scripps Media Center, home to the Scripps Howard News Service; 10 broadcast TV stations, including six ABC-affiliated stations, three NBC affiliates and one independent; United Media, a leading worldwide licensing and syndication company that is the home of PEANUTS, DILBERT and approximately 150 other features and comics; Shop At Home, which markets a growing range of consumer goods directly to television viewers in roughly 57 million U.S. households and online through; and Shopzilla, the online comparison shopping service that carries an index of more than 30 million products from approximately 60,000 merchants.

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