Mickey Maurer and Bob Schloss have shared ownership of the media company for 27 years but decided to bring in Nate Feltman as part of their succession plan.
The Indianapolis Star is asking its subscribers to absorb hefty rate increases—a move that reflects the pressure the newspaper industry is under to find ways to offset declines in advertising.
IBJ reporters and editors won national gold and silver honors Saturday from the Alliance of Area Business Publishers for coverage in 2016.
IBJ won honors at the Society of Professional Journalists’ Best in Indiana contest for coverage of Salesforce, elections, arts, the airport and more.
Politico has reported that the Trump White House was not impressed with a 2016 column in which local Republican strategist Marcus Barlow said Trump was “offensive and ignorant” but not a racist.
The annual AABP Editorial Excellence competition recognizes print and online writing, photography and design by regional business publications. IBJ competes against business journals from Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and other major cities.
Among the winners were reporters Jared Council and Lou Harry, who won top honors for their work in business reporting and arts and entertainment coverage.
Lesley Weidenbener, executive editor of The Statehouse File for four years, will succeed Cory Schouten, who was selected for a fellowship at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.
The only newspapers to win more awards than IBJ were Crain’s Chicago Business, Crain’s New York Business and the Los Angeles Business Journal.
IBJ won the national general excellence award for weeklies from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers late last month, beating out fellow finalists Advertising Age and the Portland Business Journal.
Judges wrote: “The IBJ’s innovation and moxie shot it to the top" of the general excellence category. They praised the depth and range of news stories as well as last September’s Interview Issue and its collection of “diverse and edgy” interviews.
In the coming weeks, IBJ readers will be given an opportunity to choose from enhanced subscription and access options. The choices readers make will dictate what digital content can be accessed under our new ibj.com metered-paywall business model.
Revenue for Gannett’s newspapers may continue to drift lower after the company breaks into two next year.
The Longtime Indianapolis sports journalist and executive has left the Horizon League to join Pacers Sports & Entertainment as senior vice president of corporate, community and public relations.
While many news organizations across the country are cutting staff in response to challenging market conditions, IBJ is increasing the number of beat reporters on the streets breaking stories and providing indispensable information you can’t get anywhere else.