Edward Wyllis Scripps


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Noun1.Edward Wyllis Scripps - United States newspaper publisher who founded an important press association; half-brother of James Edmund Scripps (1854-1926)
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Scripps, a grandson of Edward Wyllis Scripps -- the founder of The E.
Baldasty builds a case for adding Edward Wyllis Scripps to the pantheon of US newspaper giants of the late 19th and early 20th centuries--joining Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst--based on his innovations in what might be termed a modern, forward-looking approach to management of the daily newspaper.
The problem is that Scripps -- like many newspaper companies once privately owned by individuals and their descendants -- has two classes of stock and the heirs of Edward Wyllis Scripps not only have a 44-percent equity stake in the company, but they also have 87-percent control of shares that elect two-thirds of the company's directors.