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SCRIPPS HOWARD NAMES VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS FOR NEWSPAPERS/PUBLISHING DIVISION

 SCRIPPS HOWARD NAMES VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS FOR
 NEWSPAPERS/PUBLISHING DIVISION
 CINCINNATI, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Scripps Howard (NASDAQ: SCRP) today named Alan M. Horton vice president, operations, for the newspapers/publishing division.
 Horton, 48, has been editor of the Naples (Fla.) Daily News since 1987. In his 26-year newspaper career -- 21 of which he has spent with Scripps Howard -- he has been a reporter, editor, publisher, prize-winning Washington correspondent and engaged in experiments with electronic publishing.
 Horton succeeds Frank H. Shepherd, who is leaving Scripps Howard to become executive vice president of Stauffer Communications, based in Topeka, Kan.
 In a concurrent appointment, Colleen C. Conant, managing editor of The Commerical Appeal in Memphis, was named Horton's successor as editor of the Naples Daily News.
 The appointments, which are effective Jan. 1, 1992, were made by William R. Burleigh, exective vice president.
 After graduating from Yale University in 1965, Horton joined Scripps Howard as a reporter for The Cincinnati Post. Two years later he moved to The Cleveland Press.
 In 1970, he was named Washington correspondent for Scripps Howard's three Ohio daily newspapers. he became a national correspondent for Scripps Howard News Service in 1972, where his coverage of the Pentagon and national security affairs won him the Raymond Clapper Award.
 In 1978, Horton left Washington and Scripps Howard to accept his first newspaper management position as editor of The Shelbyville (Ind.) News, which was voted the state's top daily by the Hoosier State Press Association the following year.
 In 1983, he returned to Scripps Howard as managing editor of The Evansville (Ind.) Press. The next year he was appointed director of Scripps Howard's joint venture with Knight-Ridder in Pittsburgh, which offered nationally and locally originated information to consumers electronically via personal computer.
 In 1986, Horton was named publisher of Southern California Publishing Company, a group of 24 non-daily newspapers in the competitive Los Angeles market. Scripps Howard sold the group in 1987.
 During Horton's tenure in Naples, the Daily News has grown in both size and stature. The American Society of Newspaper Editors in 1990 named the Daily News one of the nation's top 10 newspapers with circulation of less than 50,000. The paper also was recognized by Scripps Howard for its operating efficiencies and productivity in 1991. Strong circulation growth recently led to an expansion of the production facilities and the addition of a new press line.
 Conant, 43, will succeed Horton in Naples after six years as managing editor of one of Scripps Howard's largest newspapers, The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn. In that position she managed a diverse staff during a period of significant improvements in the editorial product.
 Prior to Memphis, Conant was managing editor of The Stuart News in Stuart, Fla., from 1979 to 1985. She was city editor at The Stuart News from 1973 to 1978. She joined The Stuart News as a reporter in 1970 after graduating from Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, Okla.
 Conant is a member of the board of directors of the Associated Press Managing Editors Association, and served as a Pulitzer Prize juror in 1987 and 1989.
 She and her husband, Terry, have two sons. Horton and his wife, Beverly, also have two sons.
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