A decade ago, WFYI’s on-air personalities mostly read local stories from other sources. With its four additions, WFYI will have 15 staffers dedicated to gathering, reporting and disseminating local stories statewide and beyond.
The Indianapolis NewsGuild, which represents newsroom and custodial employees at The Star, said Gannett management is threatening to eliminate five journalists if the guild does not go along with the company’s recent decision to outsource The Star’s copy editors.
The giant media firm's target was elusive from the beginning. It revealed in the spring that it was offering $388 million for the Chicago company, which it said refused to partake in "constructive discussions."