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E.W. SCRIPPS RELEASES MONTHLY SUMMARY

 CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) today released its monthly revenue and statistical summary for July 1993. The E.W. Scripps Company operates 20 daily newspapers, 10 television stations, five radio stations and cable television systems with 680,000 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: July
 Report date: Aug. 18, 1993
 July(A)
 1993 1992 Pct Change
 REVENUE (000,000s)
 Local $14.2 $13.3 6.8
 Classified 12.5 10.6 17.9
 National 0.8 0.8 0.0
 Preprints 3.5 3.5 0.0
 Newspaper advertising(C) 31.0 28.2 9.9
 Circulation 9.4 8.6 9.3
 Other publishing(B) 12.8 11.7 9.4
 PUBLISHING 53.2 48.5 9.7
 BROADCASTING 21.7 21.3 1.9
 CABLE TELEVISION 21.8 20.4 6.9
 Divested operations(D) --- 6.6 ---
 CONSOLIDATED $ 96.7 $ 96.8 (0.1)
 Newspaper ad inches (000s) (C)
 Local 650 601 8.2
 Classified 1,006 822 22.4
 National 32 23 39.1
 Full run ROP 1,688 1,446 16.7
 Part run ROP 88 77 14.3
 Total 1,776 1,523 16.6
 Cable TV basic subs (000s)
 Sacramento, Calif. 210.4 207.9
 Chattanooga, Tenn. 101.9 96.6
 Knoxville, Tenn. 96.2 92.1
 Other systems 271.5 255.9
 Total 680.0 652.5
 Year to date
 1993 1992 Pct Change
 REVENUE (000,000s)
 Local $104.1 $ 99.7 4.4
 Classified 83.4 72.3 15.4
 National 7.0 7.1 (1.4)
 Preprints 30.5 27.2 12.1
 Newspaper advertising(C) 225.0 206.3 9.1
 Circulation 68.4 61.3 11.6
 Other publishing(B) 75.4 77.4 (2.6)
 PUBLISHING 368.8 345.0 6.9
 BROADCASTING 160.9 154.3 4.3
 CABLE TELEVISION 153.1 140.5 9.0
 Divested operations(D) 9.0 97.1 ---
 CONSOLIDATED $691.8 $736.9 (6.1)
 Newspaper ad inches (000s) (C)
 Local 4,788 4,511 6.1
 Classified 6,646 5,549 19.8
 National 217 200 8.5
 Full run ROP 11,651 1
 Part run ROP 613 489 25.4
 Total 12,264 10,749 14.1
 (A) -- July 1993 had one more Saturday and one less Wednesday than July 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 4.4 percent and full run ROP inches increased 2.7 percent; the YTD changes were: advertising revenues, plus 3.8 percent; inches, plus 1.0 percent.)
 (D) -- Divested operations includes the Tulare Advance Register, The Pittsburgh Press, book publishing and television listings.
 -0- 8/18/93
 /CONTACT: Rich Boehne of The E.W. Scripps Company, 513-977-3825/
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