Some lawmakers and policymakers have complained that Paycheck Protection Program loans ended up in the hands of larger, publicly traded companies at the expense of small businesses that need them most.
Local TV stations’ ratings rise, but advertisers flee
The very thing that is driving the increase—the coronavirus outbreak—is also preventing stations from cashing in on those ratings increases.Read More
Like never before, marketers are using your personal data to tailor their messages
Your smartphone, tablets, speakers and smart TVs are all acting as magnifying glasses for companies that pay billions of dollars to get an up-close and personal view of you.Read More
Fiber network firm looks beyond Indiana for growth
Intelligent Fiber Network has spent the last 18 months rebranding—including a name change that telegraphs its growth plans—and ramping up its marketing.Read More
Entrepreneur who purchased Channel 8 plans upgrades, hiring spree
An Indianapolis native, DuJuan McCoy expects to use his status as a local owner and the wisdom he’s acquired as a national turnaround artist to improve the station’s fortunes.Read More
Michael Maurer and Bob Schloss, who have owned IBJ Media since 1990, have reduced their ownership stakes to 25% apiece.
Nate Feltman’s purchase of a controlling interest in IBJ Media is a milestone for the 40-year-old company, which has been owned by Indianapolis businessmen Mickey Maurer and Bob Schloss since 1990.
A federal judge has ruled in favor of Sprint and T-Mobile’s $26 billion merger, dismissing anti-competitive concerns and clearing the way for a deal that would create the nation’s third-largest wireless carrier.
Industry veteran Jeff Smulyan is pairing with a low-profile New York hedge fund manager once described as “the most important, least known man in TV.”
The new law gives authorities more enforcement powers and could speed up measures the industry is already taking to identify robocalls. And when phone companies block robocalls, they must do so without charging consumers.
In the wake of the May closure of The Hendricks County Flyer, Grow Local Media is expanding its own Hendricks County paper.
The magazine—distributed to companies, retailers, schools, colleges, libraries and newsstands throughout the Indianapolis area—casts a wide net in its definition of diversity, covering stories about African, Asian, Hispanic and Native Americans as well as women, veterans, seniors, LGBTQ and disabled Hoosiers.
On Aug. 5, GateHouse—a New York-based chain backed by an investment firm—announced a deal to buy Gannett for $1.4 billion.
Larry Lannan, 67, of Fishers started writing about his hometown’s happenings after retiring from the Internal Revenue Service in 2011. Eight years later, his news blog, LarryInFishers.com, and podcast deliver Fishers residents nearly daily news about their city. For Lannan, a former radio reporter, his news site is his way of giving back to his […]
CEO Jeff Smulyan says he still loves radio, but the 72-year-old pines to own businesses that have real growth potential, rather than fighting over nickels and dimes in a stagnant industry.
While “The Hammer and Nigel Show” is flourishing now, WIBC-FM 93.1 took a big risk in 2016 putting the two former rock ’n’ roll disc jockeys at the helm of a news-talk program, the station’s bread and butter.
Carroll uses Twitter, a New York Times column, blog post, podcast, videos and books to publish his findings on just about any health issue he thinks needs explaining or correcting.
While TV news has seen audience declines across many age categories, the biggest losses are with younger viewers.
The network’s ad blitz and all-in production effort are part of a strategy to capitalize on the network’s recent lock on all IndyCar broadcasts.
The bank will use the three-story building that fronts Monument Circle for lending offices and a branch location. The magazine’s staff plans to move into the adjacent headquarters for Emmis Communications.
The deal involving 21 networks adds to a growing sports portfolio for Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcasting Group, which earlier this year announced a partnership with the Chicago Cubs to form Marquee Sports Network.
David and Marilyn Shank decided to fold the firm they founded out of their house in 1987 rather than sell it. The agency, which became known for crisis communications, had a laundry list of big-name clients.