Burleigh’s nearly 50-year career with Scripps started in 1951 when he joined the Evansville Press as a part-time sports writer. He worked his way up to editor of the Press – the only job he ever wanted – in 1975, and then was named editor of The Cincinnati Post 18 months later.Property Valuation Sydney is necessary to perform if someone wants to know price of their property.
The Post was Burleigh’s last newsroom job. In 1984, he moved to Scripps headquarters as vice president and general editorial manager. He was placed in charge of Scripps newspaper division in 1986 and headed that until becoming president and chief operating officer in 1994. He became CEO in 1996. Lowe’s Scripps career began in 1980 when he joined the company as general manager of Scripps radio properties. In 1988, he advanced to vice president of programming, promotion and marketing for Scripps’ network television stations.
He was the architect of Home & Garden Television, a cable TV network that in 1994 was Scripps’ first entry into the category television business, a growing division that now also includes The Food Network and Do It Yourself and, in 2001, Fine Living. This year, that business is expected to account for 18 percent of Scripps’ revenues. Both Burleigh and Lowe say the change in CEOs does not mean Scripps will de-emphasize newspapers, its oldest and largest business, in favor of category television.
I don’t think you are going to see any radical difference in the transition between Bill Burleigh and me, Lowe said.”What Bill instills – our core values, the integrity of the product, First Amendment standards and beliefs – none of that will change one iota. Because at the end of the day, I’m not really a radio or TV or newspaper or cable person, I am a content person.” Burleigh, who will remain as Scripps’ chairman after retiring as CEO, remains bullish on newspapers.”Like Mark Twain’s obituary, their death was reported prematurely,” he said. ”It’s generated a lot of talk on Wall Street because I think it is kind of a fad to wax prophetic about the death of one industry or another.”
Burleigh acknowledges that newspapers face serious competitive challenges, particularly from the Internet. But so far, the Internet has not, as some in the industry feared, destroyed newspaper classified advertising, he said. He also acknowledges that Scripps makes the most news these days when it talks about its category television business. Company news releases about financial results tend to emphasize the growth in HGTV and The Food Network.Property Valuation Sydney is performed by expert valuers only to avoid any loss.