History of Scripps-Howard

Scripps-Howard is a syndicate owned by The E. W. Scripps Company. E. W. Scripps was an American newspaper publisher and founder of The E. W. Scripps Company, a media conglomerate, and the United Press news service. In 1922, E. W. Scripps formed Scripps-Howard which replaced the Scripps-McRae League of Newspapers. The change in names followed a rift between Scripps and partner Milton A. McRae that concerned the guardianship of a joint Scripps-McRae grandson. Scripps' new partner was Roy W. Howard, a native of Butler County, Ohio. Howard was a noteworthy reporter, president of UPI, chairman of the board of NEA, and editorial director of Scripps-Howard.