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KSHB/KMCI make the Fortune Magazine List

March 6, 2004

The March 8 issue of Fortune Magazine lists Scripps among "America's most admired companies" in the publishing industry.

The Hay Group conducted the survey of 10,000 executives, directors and securities analysts to rate the companies in their own industries on eight criteria, using a scale of one to ten. The eight criteria are: innovation, financial soundness, employee talent, quality of management, use of corporate assets, long-term investment, social responsibility and quality of products/services.

Here is the complete list for the Publishing category along with the scoring.

1. New York Times (7.62)

2. Washington Post (7.61)

3. Tribune (7.52)

4. Scripps (6.68)

5. Gannett (6.61)

6. McGraw-Hill (6.18)

7. Knight Ridder (5.91)

8. Dow Jones (5.82)

9. American Greetings (5.74)

10. Scholastic (5.59)

11. Reader's Digest Association (4.80)

Celebrating its 125th anniversary, The E.W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television, national television networks, interactive media and television-retailing. Scripps operates 21 daily newspapers,
10 broadcast TV stations, four cable and satellite television programming services and a home shopping network. All of the company's media businesses provide content and advertising services via the Internet.

Scripps Networks brands include Home & Garden Television, Food Network, DIY -- Do It Yourself Network and Fine Living. Home & Garden and Food Network each can be seen in about 80 million U.S. television households. Scripps Networks is home to three of the Internet's most popular Web sites - foodtv.com, hgtv.com and diynet.com. Scripps Networks programming can be seen in 25 countries.

The company's home shopping subsidiary, Shop At Home Network, 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 46 million full-time equivalent U.S. households.

Scripps also operates Scripps Howard News Service and United Media, which is the worldwide licensing and syndication home of PEANUTS and DILBERT.