Contributing editor

Harton joined IBJ in 1984, fresh out of Indiana University’s School of Journalism. He covered banking, real estate and the business of sports before becoming associate editor in 1988. He became managing editor the following year and editor in 1990, serving in that position until 2013. Over the years, Harton’s short stories about Indianapolis real estate have been published in The New York Times and he has won statewide and national awards for his IBJ editorials and columns. Harton is also a freelance writer and is active in several community organizations.

Articles

HARTON: Escape your ‘information cocoon’

The information age is almost always spoken of in glowing terms. Information is empowering,
so we’re told, even if it comes from a cave in the Middle East or a basement down the block or a corporate media machine
that needs something—anything—to fill the gaps between the advertising on a 24-hour news channel.

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Former Summit House apartment tower sold

The landmark apartment building at 38th and Meridian streets formerly known as Summit House has been purchased by a pair of Chicago investors who plan to invest  “a significant amount of capital” into the 20-story tower.

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