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SCRIPPS RELEASES MONTHLY STATISTICS

 CINCINNATI, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) today released its monthly revenue and statistical summary for May 1993. The E.W. Scripps Company operates 19 daily newspapers, 10 television stations, five radio stations, and cable television systems with 677,000 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: May
 Report date: June 14, 1993
 May(A)
 1993 1992 Pct Change
 Revenue (000,000s)
 Local $16.4 $16.0 2.5
 Classified 13.6 11.7 16.2
 National 1.1 1.2 (7.5)
 Preprints 5.0 4.8 4.2
 Newspaper advertising(C) 36.1 33.7 7.2
 Circulation 10.1 8.8 14.8
 Other publishing(B) 10.7 11.7 (8.6)
 PUBLISHING 56.9 54.2 5.0
 BROADCASTING 26.5 26.1 1.5
 CABLE TELEVISION 22.0 20.5 7.3
 Divested operations(D) 1.3 14.0 --
 CONSOLIDATED $106.7 $114.8 (7.1)
 Newspaper ad inches(C) (000s)
 Local 738 698 5.7
 Classified 1,093 912 19.8
 National 33 33 0.0
 Full run ROP 1,864 1,643 13.5
 Part run ROP 91 69 31.9
 Total 1,955 1,712 14.2
 Cable TV basic subs (000s)
 Sacramento, Calif. 208.1 207.9
 Chattanooga, Tenn. 101.9 96.7
 Knoxville, Tenn. 96.3 90.7
 Other systems 271.0 255.5
 Total 677.3 650.8
 Year to date
 1993 1992 Pct Change
 Revenue (000,000s)
 Local $75.8 $73.1 3.7
 Classified 59.0 51.4 14.8
 National 5.1 5.4 (5.6)
 Preprints 22.5 19.6 14.8
 Newspaper advertising(C) 162.4 149.5 8.6
 Circulation 49.6 44.2 12.2
 Other publishing(B) 52.1 55.1 (5.4)
 PUBLISHING 264.1 248.8 6.1
 BROADCASTING 114.4 109.9 4.1
 CABLE TELEVISION 109.1 99.7 9.4
 Divested operations(D) 6.9 85.1 --
 CONSOLIDATED $494.5 $543.5 (9.0)
 Newspaper ad inches(C) (000s)
 Local 3,510 3,317 5.8
 Classified 4,697 3,925 19.7
 National 150 154 (2.6)
 Full run ROP 8,357 7,396 13.0
 Part run ROP 430 347 23.9
 Total 8,787 7,743 13.5
 (A) -- May 1993 had one more Monday and one less Friday than May 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 3.1 percent and full run ROP inches increased 2.4 percent; the YTD changes were: advertising revenues, +3.5 percent; inches, 0 percent.)
 (D) -- Divested operations includes the Tulare Advance Register, The Pittsburgh Press, book publishing, and television listings.
 -0- 6/14/93
 /CONTACT: Rich Boehne of The E.W. Scripps Company, 513-977-3825/
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