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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:

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

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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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