The Scripps Howard Foundation is the corporate foundation of the E. W. Scripps Company, an American media conglomerate which owns newspapers, television stations, cable television networks, and other media outlets. The goal of the foundation, according to its website, is "to advance the cause of a free press through support of excellence in journalism, quality journalism education and professional development." It is located in Cincinnati, Ohio, home to the Scripps Company.
The foundation, started in 1962, started small but has grown to be the largest corporate foundation in the Greater Cincinnati area. Its annual budget has grown from $100,000 in 1971 to more than $100 million today. It also manages the Greater Cincinnati Fund and presents the annual National Journalism Awards, awarding a $175,000 for 17 prizes for the 2009 awards given in 2010.
The Scripps Howard Foundation, along with Roy Howard's children, established the Roy W. Howard Archive at the Indiana University School of Journalism in 1983. Additionally, they established the The Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University in Virginia.
1 Scripps and Journal Communications will spin-off their respective newspaper divisions and merge them into a new company, Journal Media Group.
2 Scripps will acquire the entire broadcast television division as well as most of the radio division of Journal Communications. The acquisition will not be complete until sometime in 2015.
3 KSAW is a semi-satellite of ABC station KIVI-TV in Boise. However, KIVI and Fox station KNIN-TV are not included in the sale to Scripps. Instead, those stations are being sold to a divestiture trust between Scripps and Jorunal Communications, to be controlled by Kiel Media Group.