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Feb 1, 2020 7:20 AM ET

Scripps announces Give Light Awards winners

Scripps announces Give Light Awards winners

iCrowd Newswire - Feb 1, 2020

CINCINNATI— In recognition of quality journalism, creative solutions and community impact, The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is honoring some of its best employee work from 2019 with Give Light Awards.

The awards, which salute the longtime company motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way” recognize work from across the company in five categories: Creating a Better-Informed World, Doing Well by Doing Good, Creating Value, Leading at all Levels and Upholding the First Amendment.

“Our ‘give light’ motto has long guided our work – the journalism that informs and empowers, the creative solutions that lead to new business innovations, and the community impact that deepens our connection with the audiences we serve,” said Scripps President and CEO Adam Symson. “Through the Give Light Awards, we celebrate Scripps employees across the country who embody this motto through their tremendous impact – companywide and within their communities.”  

The 2019 Give Lights Awards winners and award categories are:

Honorable mention: WTMJ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was commended for “Drive Sober,” which has led to proposed legislation and the passage of a drunk driving bill creating mandatory minimums. The news team includes Shannon Sims, reporter and anchor; Rachael Glaszcz, special projects producer; Tamott Wolverton, photojournalist; Paul Marble, photojournalist; and Nicole Buckley, senior manager of investigative, enterprise.

Honorable mention: Danita Harris, anchor at WEWS in Cleveland founded the S.H.I.N.E. organization, which empowers women, domestic violence victims and the homeless. In her work as a journalist, Harris’ coverage highlights community members who are working to end poverty, fighting housing inequality and creating opportunities to help women and minorities have a chance to succeed

Honorable mention: Triton received praise from judges for identifying a need to help clients maximize revenue from their existing inventory within Triton’s streaming infrastructure, resulting in the creation of the Yield-Op supply-side platform. The team includes Carole Theisen, product owner, and developers David Colpron, Laetitia KnittelSuyin Lefebvre and Chris Dupervil.

Honorable mention: Sam de Sousa, senior advisor of research and development at Triton, was recognized for his technical and effective communication skills and ability to empower others, which have earned him trust with customers and internal teams.

Honorable mention: WTVF in Nashville, Tennessee, has devoted considerable time and resources to fighting for landmark court rulings and legislation that protects journalists working in Tennessee and beyond. In 2019, the station won victories in the Tennessee Supreme Court and Court of Appeals and successfully fought for legislation protecting those exercising their First Amendment rights. The team includes Michelle Bonnett, assistant news director; Sandy Boonstra, news director; and Phil Williams, chief investigative reporter.

The winners were celebrated in an all-employee broadcast event today. They receive an award of Scripps stock and will attend the 67th Scripps Howard Awards in Cincinnati on Thursday, April 16.

About Scripps
The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) advances understanding of the world through journalism. As the nation’s fourth-largest independent TV station owner, Scripps operates 60 television stations in 42 markets. Scripps empowers the next generation of news consumers with its multiplatform news network Newsy and reaches growing audiences through broadcast networks including Bounce and Court TV. Shaping the future of storytelling through digital audio, Scripps owns top podcast company Stitcher and Triton, the global leader in technology and measurement services. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

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