Students Rally Together for Press Freedom

Students Rally Together for Press Freedom

Students, teachers, administrators and advocates from across Indiana and the United States rallied together in support of House Bill 1130. “We have been working on this for over 20 years,” remarked Diana Hadley, Indiana High School Press Association...
Search Fees, Electronic Access Bill Passes House, 62-25

Search Fees, Electronic Access Bill Passes House, 62-25

House Bill 1523, allowing search fees for public records requests, passed out of the Indiana State House of Representatives on Thursday the 16th. The bill allows a state or local government agency (agency) to charge a maximum hourly fee for any records search that...
Judicial Broadcast & Records Rulings

Judicial Broadcast & Records Rulings

In-Court Tweets Allowed The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications issued an advisory opinion addressing whether the Rule 2.17 prohibition against the broadcast of court proceedings should extend to actions like microblogging or tweeting, as well as the extent...
Attacks on Public Notice Ads Continue

Attacks on Public Notice Ads Continue

By Steve Key Hoosier State Press Association Every January, I brace for new attacks on the philosophy of public notice advertising in the General Assembly. Some attacks have been broad; bills totally eliminating all published notices. Many are specific–such as the...
Use Social Media to Sell & Build Relationships

Use Social Media to Sell & Build Relationships

By Pete Van Baalen Fort Wayne Newspapers “Before anything else and above anything else, we are relational creatures.” Today, even in this digital era where social media drives many aspects of our lives, that phrase still holds true. In sales, social media...