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 »

Funds join fight for public records

The Society of Pro­fessional Jour­nal­ists and the National Freedom of Information Coalition are joining forces – and legal war chests – to help citizens and journalists fight for public records.

The two groups will band together to help litigants who sue for access to government information.

The Freedom of Information Coalition can provide court fees and SPJ help for attorney fees.

Both organizations also will use their combined national networks of journalists and citizens to apply public pressure to government agencies that flaunt the law. Read more »

Museum marks Ernie Pyle’s death

The 70th anniversary of Ernie Pyle’s death will be observed with a program and ceremony on April 18 at the Ernie Pyle World II Museum in Dana.

The event honoring the famed reporter is sponsored by the Friends of Ernie Pyle, an organization of volunteers that owns and operates the museum.

Pyle, a native of Dana, was a beloved World War II overseas correspondent for the Scripps news service.

After gaining widespread acclaim – and a Pulitzer Prize – for his reports from the battlefront in Europe and Africa as the war raged, he went to cover the war in the Pacific in 1945. Read more »

Mark your calendar for Annual Conference

Plan to be in downtown Indianapolis for business and pleasure Sept. 17-18, when the Hoosier State Press Association and Foundation kick off the Annual Conference.

The training and networking event is for everyone involved with the business side of newspapers: publishers and other newspaper executives, including editors; advertising and audience development directors; and ad sales staff.

Watch your mailbox and inbox for registration materials in the coming weeks. Read more »

Top students prepare for summer internships

By Karen T. Braeckel
HSPA Foundation

We recently heard an editor say, “Wait! Let me do a dance on my desk.”

A personal celebration of spring?

No. She just got word that one of the 10 talented Eugene S. Pulliam interns would join her staff this summer.

The 2015 class came from 55 applicants attending 20 colleges and will serve internships at HSPA-member newspapers.

To qualify, each student must either reside in Indiana or attend an Indiana college or university and have at least one semester of coursework remaining. (The committee reviewed 35 completed and eligible applications.)

The females outnumbered the males again this year six to four. At least half of the interns – both male and female – have extensive experience in sports reporting and editing. Read more »