Scripps Wins National Association of Broadcasters Service to America Award
CINCINNATI, July 14, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Leadership Foundation has awarded The EW Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) a 2021 Service to America Award, which recognizes outstanding community service from local broadcasters.
Scripps was honored with the Service to Community Award for Television – Ownership for “The Rebound,” a company-wide initiative that provided the public with important information, tools and resources as the country grew. was adjusting to life during the coronavirus pandemic.
Across local TV channels and Scripps national brands, âThe Reboundâ produced stories and tools related to the country’s path to recovery in four areas: return to work; Do what is right; Manage the pressure; and make ends meet.
Local Scripps TV stations have assembled dedicated teams of journalists to cover these topics and answer questions from their audiences – from which local businesses hire on how to apply for EI and Medicare . Each station’s website hosts a dedicated âThe Reboundâ page, where the public can find the latest stories and quick access to tools and resources. Highlights can be found on scripps.com/rebond.
“We are incredibly proud of the tenacity and dedication of our local teams across the country as they strive to keep their communities informed during a time of great uncertainty,” said Sean McLaughlin, vice president of news at Scripps, Local Media. “‘The Rebound’ continues to connect people with the information and resources they need as we work together through the COVID-19 pandemic.”
âLocal American broadcasters and broadcasters have shown unprecedented dedication to helping families and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic,â said NAB Leadership Foundation president michelle duc. âWe are pleased to honor the winners and celebrate broadcasters nationwide for their commitment to public service.
The winners were announced during the Celebration of Service to America Awards program, which aired on hundreds of TV channels all over the country.
EW Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diverse media company focused on creating a better informed world. As the country’s fourth largest local television broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps networks reach almost all Americans through the national media Court TV and Newsy and the popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff, Court TV Mystery, Defy TV and TrueReal. Scripps is the largest holder of broadcast spectrum in the country. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom at Washington DC, and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has for decades adhered to the motto: âGive light and people will find their own wayâ.
SOURCE EW Scripps Company