The E. W. Scripps Company is an American media conglomerate founded in 1878 as a chain of daily newspapers by Edward Willis "E. W." Scripps. The company owns both TV stations and newspapers, with its flagship print property being the Cincinnati Post. The company is headquartered inside the Scripps Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Its corporate motto is "Give light and the people will find their own way."
Scripps' broadcast television stations division—also commonly known as Scripps Media or Scripps Howard Broadcasting, currently owns or operates 62 television stations in forty-three markets, with full-power and low-power stations as well as rebroadcaster, translator, repeater and satellite stations included. Among them, several of them are affiliated with ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, The Disney Network, and some of them are independent of any network affiliation. In terms of market reach, Scripps is the second largest owner of television stations affiliated with ABC, behind the Belo Corporation.