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Something Wrong in Purdue Acquisition

By Steve Key Have you ever had the feeling something’s not right, but can’t quite put your finger on why? That’s the feeling I have concerning actions of Purdue University taken during the last days...

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HSPA Conferences Approach

The Hoosier State Press Association (HSPA) will host a full line-up of conferences in 2017. The conferences and training opportunities include the Public Notice Advertising Seminar, the Reporters...

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Favorite Apps for Journalists

By Kevin Slimp   I was asked to speak on the topic, “New Tools for Newspapers” at an industry-related conference in Des Moines, Iowa. Taking the easy way out, I quickly went online and asked...

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2017 Better Newspaper Contest

Better Newspaper Contest Entry Forms Deadline: 5pm, July 28th Submit all entries digitally at newspapercontest.com/hspa BNC Rules Entry Instructions Blue Ribbon Form Division Breakdown All six...

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Legal Guide Coming

Hoosier State Press Association is building a guide to public notice advertising for Indiana’s newspapers. The guide will be posted on our website in June and is downloadable for those who want a...

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Purses Teach Target Engagement, Sales Growth

By Pete Van Baalen It isn’t everyday that you get to spend the day at a Hoosier icon’s house. While officially it wasn’t the actual house of Barbara Bradley Baekgaard or Patricia Miller, I did get...

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Homework Assignment: Speak Up

By Steve Key Indiana newspaper executives have an assignment for 2017 – this includes publishers, ad directors and editors. Talk to state legislators about the value of public notice advertising. I...

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Hold Editorials to Highest Standard

By Jim Pumarlo What’s the first word you associate with editorials? Editorials can serve a variety of roles. They educate. They enlighten. They entertain. They challenge your personal beliefs. They...

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Create a Website from Scratch

By Kevin Slimp Two weeks ago, I found myself awake at 3 a.m., unable to get back to sleep. After tossing and turning for more than an hour, I decided I might as well get some work done. Checking my...

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Legislature Lets Citizens Down

By Tim Timmons If you’re a sports fan, you probably saw the clips over the weekend from Indiana Pacers star Paul George and Oklahoma City standout Russell Westbrook. If you are not a sports fan,...

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