Annual Conference registration

Don't miss the HSPA & Foundation Annual Conference + golf outing Sept. 25-26, 2014, in downtown Indianapolis. Register by Aug. 21 for the best rates and a spot in the HSPA hotel block at the JW Marriott. CLICK HERE to register or reserve a hotel room.

Goshen hires two new reporters

The Goshen News announces the recent additions of Julie Crothers and Robby Howard to its newsroom staff.

Cro­thers, a 2011 graduate of Frank­lin Col­lege, will serve as the paper’s lead education writer. She joins The News after working at the Martinsville Reporter-Times and most recently the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Read more »

Reporter joins Herald-Press

Rick Bannan started at the Herald-Press (Hunt­ington) as a reporter.

He worked at The Chronicle in Centralia, Washington, as an intern in 2012. Read more »

Get information at postal seminar

The Bloomington Postal Customers Council will conduct a mailing seminar Oct. 22.

The session will be from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 22 at the Indiana University Virgil T. DeVault Alumni Center, 1000 E. 17th St., Bloomington.

Postal education, food and door prizes are included for a $20 fee. Read more »

Political ads need disclaimer

HSPA reminds news­papers that state law requires political advertising to contain infor­mation identifying the person or entity authorizing or paying for the advertise­ment.

This includes advertising that advocates for the election or defeat of a political can­didate. (See IC 3-9-3-2.5.)

The actual disclaimer language depends on who paid for the ad and whether a candidate or a candidate’s committee authorized it:

• If the candidate or his or her committee pays for the ad, it must clearly state that fact. Read more »