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HSPA & Foundation Annual Conference

Newspaper publishers, executives, editors and advertising and circulation staffs gathered for the HSPA & Foundation Annual Conference Sept. 25-26 at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.

KPC Media Group acquires company’s news products

KPC Media Group has purchased three community newspapers in Indiana.

Robert L. Allman, president of All Printing & Publications, announced the sale of his company to family-owned KPC, based in Kendallville. Read more »

Lindus oversees Gannett group

Cheryl Lindus has been named vice president of the Gan­nett Co.’s Indiana Media Group.

Lindus most recently was dir­ector of sales for the group, which includes The Star Press (Muncie), The Journal & Courier (Lafayette) and The Palladium-Item (Richmond).

Lindus began her newspaper career in Muncie in 1983. When she left in 2001, she was advertising director. Read more »

Advance Leader has new editor

Octavia Lehman has been named editor of The Advance Leader (Ligonier) and western Noble County reporter for The News Sun (Kendallville).

Lehman is a 2008 graduate of Lakeland High School in LaGrange. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism at Grace College in 2012. She joined KPC Media Group as a reporter in May 2012. Read more »

Attendee survey offers ideas for next conference

Karen T. Braeckel
HSPA Foundation

We all lived to tell about it.

Survival through our first combined conference ranked at the top of our staff’s list – and we made it.

Members told us they like the new format of the HSPA & Foundation Annual Conference that began with the Foundation’s Golf Outing, followed by the Governor’s Reception and dinner, then a day of sessions that saw three previously separate conferences rolled into one.

The two-day event culminated with the Indiana Newspaper Advertising Executives Association/HSPA Foundation Awards Gala where we celebrated the best in advertising.

According to a survey of conference attendees, 93 percent of respondents rated the conference as excellent (22.7) or very good (70.7). And 71 percent said the length is about right with 19 percent checking slightly or somewhat too long. Read more »