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Edward W. Scripps

Scripps (E. W.) / United Press International

1878 - 1908

Publishing & Print Media

pre-1900 b. 1854
Born-Died1854 - 1926
BirthplaceIllinois (IL)
FatherFarmer / Rancher
Era - pre-1900

Beginning with the purchase of the Cleveland Penny Press, a cheep mass-market publication in 1878, Scripps went on to build the first newspaper chain in the United States. Through a series of acquisitions, he formed United Press International consisting of 34 newspapers in 15 states. UPI has since grown to become a veritable source of national and international news.