Legislature Lets Citizens Down

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, bear with me if you please. Both were asked questions (very fair...
HSPA Statement on HB 1523 Veto

HSPA Statement on HB 1523 Veto

The Hoosier State Press Association has worked with Speaker of the House Brian Bosma for several years in an attempt to secure electronic copies of public records via email at no copying costs and fairly address an issue that vexes government officials who must deal...
2018 Best Advertising Contest

2018 Best Advertising Contest

Indiana Newspaper Advertising Executives Association & HSPA Foundation Best Advertising Contest Contest Deadline: 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Awards Gala: Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 Annual Conference: Sept. 14, 2018, Indianapolis Marriott North 2018 Ad Contest...
2017 Public Notice Advertising Workshop

2017 Public Notice Advertising Workshop

Join the Hoosier State Press Association for the 2017 Public Notice Advertising Workshop. Session and registration information is available below. Sign-up by June 5th!   Newspaper * Payment Method * Check Registration fee Professional $25 Section First name *...
Free Ideas Generate Ad Dollars

Free Ideas Generate Ad Dollars

One of top reasons I like attending conferences is the opportunity to exchange ideas with my peers. As a sales rep, I managed to earn many Hoosier State Press Association (HSPA) awards by taking someone else’s idea and adapting it to my market and customer. Budget...
Newspapers an Enemy of the People?

Newspapers an Enemy of the People?

Indiana newspapers must do a better job of explaining how we do our job as journalists. Prior to a recent Senate committee hearing, I was joking with the chairman about how appreciative I was that he had not declared me an enemy of the people. He smiled, held his...
Can the Watchdog Still Bite?

Can the Watchdog Still Bite?

By Mark Massa Thomas Jefferson, no stranger to being savaged in the press, once famously remarked that if forced to choose between a government without newspapers or newspapers without government, he would surely choose the latter. That’s how important our third...