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SCRIPPS RELEASES AUGUST REVENUES

 CINCINNATI, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) today released its monthly revenue and statistical summary for August 1993. The E.W. Scripps Company operates 20 daily newspapers, 10 television stations, five radio stations, and cable television systems with 678,000 basic subscribers. The company also is a worldwide syndicator and licensor of news features and comics.
 THE E.W. SCRIPPS COMPANY
 Unaudited Revenue and Statistical Summary
 Period: August
 Report date: Sept. 14, 1993
 August(A)
 1993 1992 Pct Change
 REVENUE (000,000s)
 Local $14.7 $14.1 4.3
 Classified 13.1 11.6 12.9
 National 1.0 1.1 (9.1)
 Preprints 5.2 4.6 13.0
 Newspaper advertising(C) 34.0 31.4 8.3
 Circulation 9.6 9.0 6.7
 Other publishing(B) 10.3 10.9 (5.5)
 PUBLISHING 53.9 51.3 5.1
 BROADCASTING 22.2 22.3 (0.4)
 CABLE TELEVISION 22.0 20.7 6.3
 Divested operations(D) -- 5.8 --
 CONSOLIDATED $98.1 $100.1 (2.0)
 Newspaper ad inches(C) (000s)
 Local 667 610 9.3
 Classified 1,046 877 19.3
 National 22 26 (15.4)
 Full run ROP 1,735 1,513 14.7
 Part run ROP 81 77 5.2
 Total 1,816 1,590 14.2
 Cable TV basic subs (000s)
 Sacramento, Calif. 210.9 207.2
 Chattanooga, Tenn. 97.4 98.0
 Knoxville, Tenn. 96.5 92.3
 Other systems 272.7 257.1
 Total 677.5 654.6
 Year to date
 1993 1992 Pct Change
 REVENUE (000,000s)
 Local $118.8 $113.8 4.4
 Classified 96.5 83.9 15.0
 National 8.0 8.2 (2.4)
 Preprints 35.7 31.8 12.3
 Newspaper advertising(C) 259.0 237.7 9.0
 Circulation 78.0 70.3 11.0
 Other publishing(B) 85.7 88.3 (2.9)
 PUBLISHING 422.7 396.3 6.7
 BROADCASTING 183.1 176.6 3.7
 CABLE TELEVISION 175.1 161.2 8.6
 Divested operations(D) 9.0 102.9 --
 CONSOLIDATED $789.9 $837.0 (5.6)
 Newspaper ad inches(C) (000s)
 Local 5,455 5,121 6.5
 Classified 7,692 6,426 19.7
 National 239 226 5.8
 Full run ROP 13,386 11,773 13.7
 Part run ROP 694 566 22.6
 Total 14,080 12,339 14.1
 (A) --August 1993 had one more Tuesday and one less Saturday than August 1992.
 (B) -- Includes licensing, syndication, share of profits of JOA newspapers not managed by the company, and commercial printing.
 (C) -- Excludes the Tulare Advance Register which was sold April 25, 1993 and The Pittsburgh Press which was sold Dec. 31, 1992. Includes three daily newspapers in California acquired in the fourth quarter of 1992. (Excluding both the acquired and divested newspapers, for the month advertising revenues increased 3.3 percent and full run ROP inches increased 0.2 percent; the YTD changes were: advertising revenues, +3.8 percent; inches, +0.6 percent.)
 (D) -- Divested operations includes the Tulare Advance Register, The Pittsburgh Press, book publishing and television listings.
 -0- 9/15/93
 /CONTACT: Rich Boehne of The E.W. Scripps Company, 513-977-3825/
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