- Thomas Hart Benton Mural Medallion (2002)
- Program in Honor of Scripps Howard Family
- Bloomington, Indiana
- Presenter: Myles Brand
The Scripps Howard Foundation started in 1962 and is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is the corporate foundation of the E. W. Scripps Company, an American media conglomerate which owns newspapers, television stations, cable television networks, and other media outlets. The Foundation supports philanthropic causes important to the E.W. Scripps Company and the communities it serves, with a special emphasis on excellence in journalism. The Scripps Howard Awards are one of the nation’s most prestigious American journalism competitions, offering $170,000 in prize money in 16 categories.
The Foundation is a leader in supporting journalism education, scholarships, internships, minority recruitment and development, literacy and First Amendment causes. The Foundation improves lives and helps build thriving communities. It partners with Scripps brands to create awareness of local issues and supports impactful organizations to drive solutions.
The Scripps Howard Foundation, along with Roy Howard's children, established the Roy W. Howard Archive at the Indiana University School of Journalism (now The Media School) in 1983. The Archive is a searchable collection of 14,000 letters and memorabilia on Howard’s lifelong career in journalism.
On October 14, 2002, the Scripps Howard Foundation was honored with the Thomas Hart Benton Mural Medallion award for their support of the IU School of Journalism (now The Media School). IU President Myles Brand bestowed the award for the first time to a foundation during the dedication of the Scripps Howard Foundation Suite, the Roy W. Howard Archive, and the Scripps Howard Foundation Digital Imaging Lab at IU Bloomington.