May 8, 2002

Belo presents 2002 William H. Seay Award to Robert A. Shadrick, Jr. of The Providence Journal

Dallas, TX -- Belo (NYSE: BLC) announced todaythat Robert A. Shadrick, Jr., senior vice president/Operations at The Providence Journal, received the William H. Seay Award at the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

The award is named in honor of the late William H. Seay, who served on Belo's Board of Directors for 22 years prior to retiring in 1995. The award is given annually to an employee whose standards and values reflect Seay's integrity, loyalty, journalistic standards and community commitment.

In presenting the award to Shadrick, Jack Sander, Belo's executive vice president/Media Operations, said, "Over the years, Bob steadily moved through the ranks to his present position.

In that position, he is the person ultimately responsible for getting the paper out the door and to the reader, which The Providence Journal team has been doing every day since 1829.

"Bob personifies what the William H. Seay Award represents. And he has sometimes had to do this under very trying circumstances - be it Nor'easters, logistical problems, or uncooperative technology. But then, after his family, he has always put The Journal first."

After a stint in the Navy, Shadrick began working at The Journal as an apprentice electrician in 1967.

During his 35 years at the newspaper, he has served in a variety of positions in the operations department including director of operations.

He was promoted to vice president/Operations in 1997 and senior vice president/Operations in 1999.

Shadrick serves on the board of Keep Providence Beautiful, the building committee of the Providence Public Library, and the Manufacturers Council of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. He is also a director of the Flexo Users Group, an industry organization. A native of Rhode Island, Shadrick and his wife, Marguerite, have three daughters.

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 Scott Baradell, vice president/Corporate Communications, at 214-977 2067. Additional information, including earnings releases, is available online at