FOUR SCRIPPS SITES TO JOIN REAL CITIES NETWORK

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Knight Ridder Network Accepts Denver, Cincinnati Sites



KnightRidder.com and The E.W. Scripps Co. announced today that four Scripps Web sites
will join KnightRidder.com’s Real Cities network.


The sites are the Denver Rocky Mountain News’ rockymountainnews.com; The Memphis (

Tenn.) Commercial Appeal’s gomemphis.com; The Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel’s
knoxnews.com; and cincinow.com, operated by WCPO-TV and featuring content from radio
stations and The Cincinnati Post.


The Scripps sites will be included in national advertising and distribution deals for
Real Cities, and will integrate the network’s local directory product, a searchable
listing of useful local Web sites handpicked by local editors.


With the Scripps additions, Real Cities now includes 36 regional destination hubs,
serving 12 of the top 26 markets in the United States, KnightRidder.com said.



Neal Fondren, vice president of new media for Scripps, said in a press release, ‘The
decision to join the Real Cities network is further demonstration of our commitment to
building leading interactive brands in all of our local markets. Real Cities adds an
important dimension to the service we provide our interactive consumers and
advertisers.”


Both companies will also discuss ways to expand their partnership.



In addition to local Web sites, Scripps operates popular consumer sites like foodtv.com,
hgtv.com, diynet.com, and comics.com. The company runs 31 sites in total.



Other Real Cities partners include Central Newspapers and Belo.


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