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The E.W. Scripps Company is an American media conglomerate based in Cincinnati, Ohio . It was founded by Edward Willis "E.W." Scripps in 1878 as a newsprint producer. The company was incorporated in 1923, while it began to diversify into the broadcast field in the 1950s.
The company maintains 34 broadcast stations with affiliations with ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox; these broadcast respectively on channels 8 (WFTS-TV), 7 (WTSP-TV), 10 (KXAS-TV) and 5 (KDFW-TV). These stations reach 13 million households across the nation with over 30,000 hours of programming and roughly 19% of local TV viewers within their markets - making it the largest group of television stations in terms of coverage.
Other assets include Calkins Media, which publishes over 20 daily newspapers and nearly 100 weeklies in Ohio , Pennsylvania, Maryland, Colorado and California . The company also owns three radio stations in Florida ; these are WJNO (AM), WZNZ (FM) and WEKJ (FM). Scripps still owns its original television station to this day, WEWS-TV in Cleveland, Ohio.
The E.W. Scripps Company is also involved in national news content syndication through its wholly owned cable network partnership with Newsy . This service provides users with up-to-the-minute current affairs news relating to politics, business and technology and is available across mobile and web platforms and on Apple TV .
Newsy was launched in 2008, but it has since expanded into a 24-hour news network, broadcasting over 100 times daily.