Members of both parties on Tuesday suggested legislation may be necessary for the financially struggling U.S. news industry as lawmakers began a bipartisan investigation into the market dominance of Silicon Valley companies.
After 44 years under the same ownership, Indianapolis NBC affiliate WTHR-TV Channel 13 is being acquired. The station has long been a ratings leader in Indianapolis both in local news and with its NBC programming.
In this week's podcast, IBJ Managing Editor Lesley Weidenbener and technology reporter Anthony Schoettle discuss why IBJ publishes an Innovation Issue, how the paper settled on artificial intelligence as this year's theme and what else is in the edition.
Such a deal would give the merged company a breathtakingly large Indiana presence, with 12 newspapers in the state, including The Indianapolis Star, South Bend Tribune, The Journal & Courier in Lafayette and The Herald-Times in Bloomington.