The E. W. Scripps Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a media enterprise with interests in television stations, newspapers, and local and national digital media sites. It produces news and information content that informs and engages local and national communities; and operates digital sites offering local news and information, and user-generated content. The company also provides television programming services; syndication services for news features and comics under the United Media brand name; Newsy, a digital video news service; and WeatherSphere that offers weather-related mobile apps. It owns 21 local television stations, as well as daily newspapers in 13 markets in the United States. The company was formerly known as Scripps Howard, Inc. The E. W. Scripps Company was founded in 1878 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.