E.W. Scripps

NYT acknowledges Carol Vogel lifted from Wikipedia

Good morning. 10-ish, anyone? NYT acknowledges Carol Vogel lifted from Wikipedia: Part of a July 25 column "used specific language and details from a Wikipedia article without attribution; it should not have been published in that form," a grisly editor's note reads. (NYT) | Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy told Ravi Somaiya “editors have dealt with Carol on … Read More

Poynter, Scripps announce tailored training partnership

The Poynter Institute and the E.W. Scripps Co. today announced a long-term agreement that will provide customized training for staff members in the Scripps newspaper division. “As a longtime participant in Poynter programs, I can say with confidence that its team represents the gold standard in providing continuing education for journalists,” said Mizell Stewart III, vice president/content for … Read More

Scripps plans $35M purchase of digital news service Newsy

Scripps | Tech Crunch E.W. Scripps Co. today announced it plans to buy Newsy, a Columbia, Mo.-based video news service that started five years ago. The $35 million sale is scheduled to close Jan. 1. Rich Boehne, Scripps chairman, president and CEO, said in a company press release that Newsy's operations were built for a digital audience, which dovetails with Scripps' own plans: "This acquisition fits our digital strategy to run a national news brand that both enhances our local content offerings and gives us more access to the fast-growing digital news audiences and revenues on national platforms,” Boehne said. Read More

E.W. Scripps newspaper content veep steps down

Romenesko+ Memos | paidContent.org Chris Doyle, who left his Naples Daily News publisher post in April 2010 to become vice president of content for the newspaper division at E.W. Scripps Co., resigned from Scripps last week. "We have no choice but to figure out how to improve our journalism and quality content while reducing our costs and at the same time discovering new revenue streams," he writes in his farewell memo to colleagues. "Think of my departure as removing some more overhead from the operation. I'm leaving the island, to use the Easter Island analogy I have overused." Read More

E.W. Scripps Co. issues Social Media Policy

Romenesko Misc. The publisher of the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, the Knoxville News Sentinel, and other newspapers (it owns TV stations, too) tells employees that "while the use of social media enhances the company’s commitment to providing a vast array of information to our local communities on a variety of platforms (including blogs, Facebook and Twitter), the use of the broad array of social media by Scripps employees requires special attention." If your personal account contains material that could reflect badly on Scripps, its business operations or your colleagues, or is contrary to Scripps policies, you may be asked to remove your affiliation with Scripps from the personal account or be otherwise disciplined, including termination. The possibility of disciplinary action is not intended to limit your use of social media, but clarify the company's position regarding egregious behavior. The entire E.W. Scripps Social Media Policy is after the jump. Read More