EW Scripps

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Birthday
18, 1854
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Mar 12, 1926 (71)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
18, 1854
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Mar 12, 1926 (71)

About

Founder of the self-named E.W. Scripps Company, which evolved into United Press International, and founder of the Cleveland Press newspaper.

Before Fame

He went to work for his half-brother in newspapers around the Midwest, eventually founding his own, the Cleveland (Ohio) Penny Press, which was later shortened to just the Cleveland Press.

Trivia

His business model was to fund promising new journalists and to take controlling interest in any resulting successful publications. He then united them to form the wire service United Press.

Family Life

He was born in Rushville, Illinois, the youngest of five children by James Mogg Scripps, who also had seven children from his previous two wives.

Associated With

He employed many renowned journalists, including Walter Jacobson.