Scripps grant to UT

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A half million bucks grant from the Scripps Howard Foundation will fund construction of a new media laboratory for the University of Tennessee’s College of Communication and Information in Knoxville. The facility, which will be called the Scripps Convergence Communication and Information Laboratory, will be designed to help UT students prepare to work in a media industry that is becoming increasingly more digital and interactive. The Scripps Howard Foundation is the philanthropic arm of The E.W. Scripps Company, whose holdings include Knoxville-based Scripps Networks and the Knoxville News Sentinel newspaper.