Indiana Capital Chronicle launches statewide non-profit news outlet


Newspapers can republish content for free

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Capital Chronicle, a nonprofit, non-partisan online news organization covering state government and policy, launched this month.
Hoosiers face critical issues such as housing affordability, worker shortages and education gaps, yet the number of reporters covering statehouse news across the country has plummeted over the last 15 years.

“When I first started at the Indiana Statehouse in 1999, numerous newspapers had their own reporters keeping an eye on state news. But those days are over,” said Niki Kelly, editor-in-chief. “Indiana Capital Chronicle will fill in those gaps and keep state government accountable to Hoosiers.”

The Capital Chronicle will cover issues including education funding and outcomes, health care, economic challenges and state fiscal affairs, as well as politics and other policies. Our mission is accountable journalism that sheds light on how decisions in Indianapolis are made and how they affect citizens from all corners. We are dedicated to giving Hoosiers comprehensive state news, combining daily coverage with in-depth scrutiny, political savvy and varied commentary.

The site is part of States Newsroom, a national nonprofit corporation funded by tax-free donations. Readers can access the content with no ads or paywalls. The free email newsletter, the Fast Break, will provide a roundup of the day’s top news and commentary. Readers can sign up for the newsletter now
Newspapers, radio and television stations can also republish stories from Indiana Capital Chronicle for free under a Creative Commons License.

Kelly has covered the Indiana Statehouse since 1999 – including five governors. She is a regular on Indiana Week in Review, a weekly public television rundown of news. She shifts her career to helm a staff of three including: Whitney Downard, a senior reporter who covered statehouse politics for three years for CNHI’s nine Indiana papers; Casey Smith, a reporter who previously covered the Indiana Legislature for The Associated Press’ and Leslie Bonilla Muñiz, a reporter who joins the Indiana Capital Chronicle after covering city government and urban affairs for the Indianapolis Business Journal

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— Indiana Capitol Chronicle press release


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