April 18, 2002

Belo changes time of First Quarter Conference Call

Dallas, Tx --Belo(NYSE: BLC) announced today that due to a scheduling conflict, the Company has changed the time of its 2002 first quarter earnings conference call to 12:00 p.m. CDT (1:00 p.m. EDT) from 1:00 p.m. CDT (2:00 p.m. EDT) on Wednesday, April 24, 2002.

As previously reported, the Company will issue a news release regarding its 2002 first quarter earnings at approximately 7:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time on Wednesday, April 24, 2002.The conference call will be simultaneously Webcast over the World Wide Web.

The press and public are invited to participate in the call in a listen-only mode by dialing 1-877-209-9923 or by logging onto www.belo.com and following the instructions set forth on the News Releases page of Belo's Web sit(www.belo.com/news.html).

Following the conclusion of the Webcast, the conference call will also be available for playback for a period of approximately two weeks on Belo's Web site.

About Belo
Belo is one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with approximately 7,800 employees and $1.4 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates news and information franchises in some of America's most dynamic markets and regions, including Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic region. Belo owns 19 television stations (six in the top 16 markets) reaching 13.9 percent of U.S. television households; owns or operates six cable news channels; and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo publishes four daily newspapers: The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). Belo Interactive's new media businesses include 34 Web sites, several interactive alliances, and a broad range of Internet-based products. For more information, contact Carey Hendrickson, Belo's vice president/Investor Relations, at 214-977-6606. Additional information, including earnings releases, is available online at www.belo.com.