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Alexa Skills: Local News in Major Markets

The E.W. Scripps Company is a well-known and well-respected employer that manages many of the news organizations across the US. It began as a chain of daily newspapers in 1878 and eventually grew into a media conglomerate. Its headquarters is in Cincinnati, just a short drive from where I live, but its reach is massive.

For those not immediate familiar, there’s probably a Scripps-owned TV news or radio station in your area.

Scripps has now rolled out Alexa skills for many local new markets. Cincinnati is definitely available already, and I see places like Buffalo, Indianapolis, and Omaha. There’s quite a few, with many more on the way. You can listen to your local news cast or add it to your Alexa daily briefing.

Alexa skills for Scripps: http://amzn.to/2p5HNqb

If yours is not there, keep checking back.

Alexa is available for Amazon devices Echo, Dot, Tap, Fire tablets, and Fire TV, but also on iOS, Android, and the web with Reverb.ai.


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A community professional, keynoter, and evangelist who has driven social media and marketing strategies, editorial successes, delivered customer successes and built some of the largest and longest-running online communities. Rod has created, managed and grown small, medium, and mega-sized conferences; run entire editorial teams to deliver record traffic and market leadership; as product manager, directed the success of hundreds of product releases; supported sales and marketing to ensure customer success; developed, run and sold businesses; written thousands of technical articles, white papers, case studies, and technical documentation; hosted and delivered hundreds of attendance shattering webinars and virtual tradeshows; and delivered keynote speeches and sessions at a wide variety of events including conferences, webinars, events, and user groups.

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