MasonKing

News Editor/Multimedia Producer

Mason is on his second tour of duty with IBJ, having served as its real estate reporter from 1996 to 1999. Over 20-some years working for newspapers and magazines across the Midwest, he has covered most beats on the typical masthead, including business, sports, city government, arts, consumer issues and general assignment.

An alumnus of Broad Ripple High School, Mason continues a grand tradition of IBJ staffers educated in Indianapolis public schools. After graduating from Columbia University, he stumbled into print journalism, thanks to a Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship at The Indianapolis Star. Among his favorite gigs were arts editor for the Daily Journal-World in Lawrence, Kan., and managing editor of Billiards Digest magazine, for which he spanned the globe covering world champions and poolroom hustlers. During his six-year tenure, BD was cited three times by the anthology “The Best American Sports Writing.”

Thanks to its unusually trusting head honchos, Mason returned to IBJ in 2009 to captain its nascent multimedia efforts. Over three years, he created 600-plus video segments for IBJ.com, and was recognized by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) and the Alliance of Area Business Publications (AABP). He has since added the mantle of news editor, which isn’t as lofty as it sounds.

Phone: (317) 472-5371

Recent Articles

Second solar farm slated for Indy airport

September 19, 2014
Airport officials have agreed to lease about 76 acres of land at the airport to the same private developers who created the current, 44,000-panel field by the Interstate 70 exit.
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Indy housing market stumbles to glum milestone

September 15, 2014
Home-sale agreements in August declined 9.6 percent, marking the 12th consecutive month of declining deals for houses in the nine-county Indianapolis area.
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Former Butler President Bobby Fong dies at 64

September 8, 2014
Fong, who presided over a period of enrollment growth and national renown at the Indianapolis university, died Monday morning of natural causes.
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Mortgage firm to expand to Westfield, add 360 jobs

September 4, 2014
California-based Carrington Mortgage Services said Thursday it plans to spend $3.2 million to open an office in Westfield. In addition to the new hires, about 180 employees in Fishers would move to the Westfield location.
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Lowe's seeks $500K tax break from city on customer center

September 3, 2014
The home-improvement retail giant plans to hire 1,000 workers for the center at Intech Park on the northwest side. The jobs would pay an average hourly wage of about $16.
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Simon estate in Carmel hits market for $25 million

September 2, 2014
The 106-acre property includes a 50,000-square-foot mansion and private, 18-hole golf course. Mel Simon and his wife, Bren, had been working on disposing of the home even before the billionaire’s death in September 2009.
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Indians cross home with record attendance blast

September 2, 2014
Throwing up big numbers in the bottom of the ninth, the Indianapolis Indians established a new single-season attendance record for Victory Field on Saturday in the team's last home game.
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Duke plans $1.9B in upgrades, seeks rate hike

August 29, 2014
The electric utility said Friday that its customers would see a gradual rate increase over seven years for the project, designed to reduce power outages and provide high-tech meters.
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Customer service firm plans to hire 1,000 workers

August 27, 2014
The new part-time and full-time jobs will pay in a range of $12 to $18 per hour, according to Boston-based Interactions Corp.
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Struggling Angie's List lays off 97 salespeople

August 22, 2014
The consumer-review firm told federal regulators Friday that the move was "part of a focus on improving salesforce performance and productivity."
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  1. Great article and post scripts by Mike L (Great addition to IBJ BTW). Bobby's stubborn as a mule, and doubt if he ever comes back to IU. But the love he would receive would be enormous. Hope he shows some time, but not counting on it.

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  4. Jim, your "misleading" numbers comment is spot on. This is the spin these posers are putting on it. News flash, fans: these guys lie. They are not publicly traded so no one holds them accountable for anything they say. The TV numbers are so miniscule to begin with any "increase" produces double digit "growth" numbers. It's ridiculous to think that anything these guys have done has awakened the marketplace. What have they done? Consolidate the season so they run more races on consecutive weekends? And this creates "momentum." Is that the same momentum you enjoy when you don't race between August and March? Keep in mind that you are running teams who barely make ends meet ragged over the summer to accomplish this brilliant strategy of avoiding the NFL while you run your season finale at midnight on the East Coast. But I should not obfuscate my own point: any "ratings increase" is exactly what Jim points to - the increased availability of NBC Sports in households. Look fans, I love the sport to but these posers are running it off a cliff. Miles wants to declare victory and then run for Mayor. I could go on and on but bottom line for God's sake don't believe a word they say. Note to Anthony - try doing just a little research instead of reporting what these pretenders say and then offering an "opinion" no more informed than the average fan.

  5. If he's finally planning to do the right thing and resign, why not do it before the election? Waiting until after means what - s special election at tax payer expense? Appointment (by whom?) thus robbing the voters of their chance to choose? Does he accrue some additional financial advantage to waiting, like extra pension payments? What's in it for him? That's the question that needs to be asked.

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