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July 18, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Services
E.W. Scripps Co. said it would end publication of the Cincinnati Post and the Kentucky Post on Dec. 31, when a joint operating agreement with Gannett Co. and the Cincinnati Enquirer expires. The Cincinnati Post dates to 1881 and once had a circulation 10 times greater than the current 27,000 weekday subscribers.
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October 17, 2007 | From the Associated Press
E.W. Scripps Co. said Tuesday that it planned to split into two publicly traded media companies, one focusing on its cable operations and online shopping services and the other on its newspaper business and television stations. Scripps stock jumped after the announcement. Under the plan, Scripps shareholders would receive stock in Scripps Networks in the form of a tax-free dividend.
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BUSINESS
October 17, 2007 | From the Associated Press
E.W. Scripps Co. said Tuesday that it planned to split into two publicly traded media companies, one focusing on its cable operations and online shopping services and the other on its newspaper business and television stations. Scripps stock jumped after the announcement. Under the plan, Scripps shareholders would receive stock in Scripps Networks in the form of a tax-free dividend.
BUSINESS
July 18, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Services
E.W. Scripps Co. said it would end publication of the Cincinnati Post and the Kentucky Post on Dec. 31, when a joint operating agreement with Gannett Co. and the Cincinnati Enquirer expires. The Cincinnati Post dates to 1881 and once had a circulation 10 times greater than the current 27,000 weekday subscribers.
BUSINESS
October 3, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Scripps to Sell Pittsburgh Press: Citing losses from a 4 1/2-month-old strike with delivery drivers, the E. W. Scripps Co. said it is selling the afternoon newspaper, which had a daily circulation of 209,000 before the strike and won back-to-back Pulitzer Prizes in 1986 and 1987. The announcement came a day after talks with Teamsters Local 211 collapsed.
BUSINESS
March 16, 1988 | Associated Press
E. W. Scripps Co., the privately held parent corporation of the Scripps Howard Media Group, announced Tuesday that it plans to sell some of its limited-voting common stock to the public. The newspaper publishing company said that the number of shares to be sold had not been determined but that control of the company would remain with the founding Scripps family. It said the required paper work was expected to be filed with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission next month. Lawrence A.
BUSINESS
May 20, 1997 | (Associated Press)
E.W. Scripps Co. has agreed to pay up to $775 million for the newspapers and broadcast stations of Harte-Hanks Communications Inc. The acquisition would include Harte-Hanks' six daily newspapers, 25 non-daily publications and KENS-TV and the radio station KENS-AM, both in San Antonio. E.W. Scripps operates TV stations and newspapers in 16 markets and syndicates the Scripps-Howard news service.
BUSINESS
June 7, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
Media company E.W. Scripps Co. on Monday said that it was spending $525 million in cash to acquire Los Angeles-based Shopzilla.com, the latest deal on Wall Street to capitalize on the growing specialized Internet search business. The deal calls for shareholders of closely held Shopzilla to get the amount of its net working capital at the time of the closing -- estimated at $35 million.
BUSINESS
June 7, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
Media company E.W. Scripps Co. on Monday said that it was spending $525 million in cash to acquire Los Angeles-based Shopzilla.com, the latest deal on Wall Street to capitalize on the growing specialized Internet search business. The deal calls for shareholders of closely held Shopzilla to get the amount of its net working capital at the time of the closing -- estimated at $35 million.
BUSINESS
June 18, 2001 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A decline in advertising revenue and an uncertain economy are not deterring E.W. Scripps Co. from pushing ahead with its launch of Fine Living, its fourth cable channel and the first to be based in Los Angeles. At an investor conference in New York today, Kenneth W.
BUSINESS
April 12, 2001 | Bloomberg News
E.W. Scripps Co., the newspaper publisher and owner of Home and Garden TV cable network, said first-quarter profit fell 22% on lower advertising sales and higher newsprint costs. Profit from operations fell to $27.9 million, or 35 cents a share, from $35.7 million, or 45 cents, a year earlier, Scripps said in a statement. Revenue fell 11% to $367.4 million. The Cincinnati-based publisher of the Rocky Mountain News in Denver joins rival media companies Knight Ridder Inc., New York Times Co.
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May 20, 1997 | (Associated Press)
E.W. Scripps Co. has agreed to pay up to $775 million for the newspapers and broadcast stations of Harte-Hanks Communications Inc. The acquisition would include Harte-Hanks' six daily newspapers, 25 non-daily publications and KENS-TV and the radio station KENS-AM, both in San Antonio. E.W. Scripps operates TV stations and newspapers in 16 markets and syndicates the Scripps-Howard news service.
BUSINESS
October 30, 1995 | From Reuters
Comcast Corp. said Sunday that it has agreed to buy E.W. Scripps Co.'s cable television operations for about $1.6 billion in stock. With the acquisition, Comcast said, it would serve more than 4.3 million cable subscribers, making it the third-largest cable operator in the United States. Philadelphia-based Comcast also said its board has authorized a buyback of $500 million worth of its common stock. The E.W.
BUSINESS
April 12, 2001 | Bloomberg News
E.W. Scripps Co., the newspaper publisher and owner of Home and Garden TV cable network, said first-quarter profit fell 22% on lower advertising sales and higher newsprint costs. Profit from operations fell to $27.9 million, or 35 cents a share, from $35.7 million, or 45 cents, a year earlier, Scripps said in a statement. Revenue fell 11% to $367.4 million. The Cincinnati-based publisher of the Rocky Mountain News in Denver joins rival media companies Knight Ridder Inc., New York Times Co.
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October 30, 1992 | DAVID TREADWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calling it "the best possible outcome for the city of Pittsburgh," E.W. Scripps Co. announced Thursday that it has agreed to sell the strike-bound Pittsburgh Press to the rival Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Both papers have been shut down by a strike by delivery truck drivers, which has left Pittsburgh, population 369,879, without a major hometown daily since May 17.
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November 30, 1992 | From Times wire reports
Teamsters union members overwhelmingly approved a contract Sunday with Blade Communications Inc., which owns one of the city's two strikebound daily newspapers and may buy the other. The Teamsters voted 498-14 in favor of the contract, which could cut up to 40% of its 627 jobs over the next five years. Their approval was a major step toward ending a strike that has idled both the Pittsburgh Press and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette since May 17.
BUSINESS
November 2, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
California Paper May Be Sold as Part of Pittsburgh Deal: The Monterey County Herald may be sold to E. W. Scripps Inc. as part of a deal by the newspaper's owner to purchase Scripps' strike-plagued Pittsburgh Press. Herald owner Blade Communications owns the competing Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and analysts predicted that the once-dominant Press will be closed if the deal goes through. Herald employees were notified of the possible sale in a memo Thursday.
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