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New products, more reporters on the beat

Greg Andrews
March 22, 2013
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Changes are afoot at IBJ—in print and online—aimed at providing even stronger coverage of central Indiana’s business community.

While many news organizations across the country are cutting staff in response to challenging market conditions, we’re increasing the number of beat reporters on the streets breaking stories and providing indispensable information you can’t get anywhere else.

Our plans include:

• Opening a north-side bureau. Veteran reporter and editor Andrea Muirragui Davis will lead our coverage of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and Zionsville—communities where many of our readers live or work. Watch IBJ.com for her soon-to-launch blog, North of 96th.

• Expanding coverage of media and marketing. Veteran business reporter Chris O’Malley will lead our coverage of this fast-changing field, focusing on the personalities and power brokers who shape it.

• Launching Eight@8, a breezy, morning e-newsletter that will tell you what you need to know as you start your workday.

Expect other new products by this fall, including blogs on technology and health care.

The new offerings reflect the commitment of our local ownership to find new ways to serve readers on every platform, from the newspaper to smartphone to tablet. We hope you’ll like the additions and share your feedback on our efforts.•

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Greg Andrews
Editor

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  1. How can any company that has the cash and other assets be allowed to simply foreclose and not pay the debt? Simon, pay the debt and sell the property yourself. Don't just stiff the bank with the loan and require them to find a buyer.

  2. If you only knew....

  3. The proposal is structured in such a way that a private company (who has competitors in the marketplace) has struck a deal to get "financing" through utility ratepayers via IPL. Competitors to BlueIndy are at disadvantage now. The story isn't "how green can we be" but how creative "financing" through captive ratepayers benefits a company whose proposal should sink or float in the competitive marketplace without customer funding. If it was a great idea there would be financing available. IBJ needs to be doing a story on the utility ratemaking piece of this (which is pretty complicated) but instead it suggests that folks are whining about paying for being green.

  4. The facts contained in your post make your position so much more credible than those based on sheer emotion. Thanks for enlightening us.

  5. Please consider a couple of economic realities: First, retail is more consolidated now than it was when malls like this were built. There used to be many department stores. Now, in essence, there is one--Macy's. Right off, you've eliminated the need for multiple anchor stores in malls. And in-line retailers have consolidated or folded or have stopped building new stores because so much of their business is now online. The Limited, for example, Next, malls are closing all over the country, even some of the former gems are now derelict.Times change. And finally, as the income level of any particular area declines, so do the retail offerings. Sad, but true.

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