Newsroom Seminar 2015

Register now for the Newsroom Seminar Dec. 5 in Indianapolis. CLICK HERE for all the details.

Ads promote readership survey

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The HSPA Board of directors offers a second round of ads promoting public notices in Indiana.

The advertising series aims to promote public notices as a necessity for government transparency and the value of newspapers.

The latest ads promote statistics gleaned from a 2014 survey of Hoosiers on newspaper readership, public notices and voting habits conducted by American Opinion Research. HSPA distributed them to publishers via email.

Downloads available

To download the new ads as interactive PDF’s, click here.

To download a compressed file with an InDesign document and art, click here.

Newspapers received the survey results last year. To download them, click here or call HSPA at (317) 803-4772. Read more »

The Indiana Publisher – October 2015

The Indiana Publisher – July 2015

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The October edition of HSPA’s member publication includes:

• Update on public access to police body camera videos

Newsroom Seminar speakers and registration details.

• Legal Q&A, and more.

Print copies will arrive in the coming days.

Click here to read the online edition.

Q&A: School budget publication

From The Rochester Sentinel:

Q: Our area schools are starting to publish their budgets and have requested one run date. I pulled one from last year, and it was published twice. Are we publishing only one run date this year? Read more »

Q&A: Public notice advertising rate

From the Carroll County Comet (Delphi):

Q: Does a subcontractor qualify for the govern­ment rate for public notice advertising? We received a public notice from a man with Colliers International who said he represents the state of Indiana for surplus real estate auctions and should qualify for that rate. Read more »

Q&A: Tort claim

The following questions came from The Leader (Knox):

Q: I received a docu­ment that says Re: Notice of Tort Claim. However, the document does not have a seal on it. Does that mean it has not been filed?

I called my county’s clerk, and it has not been filed in my county. I’d like to do a story on this because it is the next phase of an issue that I previously reported, but I want to make sure it is a legal document. Read more »