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Greg Weaver’s responsibilities in the IBJ newsroom’s No. 2 leadership position will include coordinating its daily news coverage and e-newsletters, handling social media accounts and editing stories for the weekly print edition.
Managing Editor Lesley Weidenbener has been elevated to the top spot in the newsroom, while Editor Greg Andrews transitions to a role focusing on investigative reporting for IBJ while continuing to write a column.
The change comes as IBJ has experienced a surge in readership—despite challenges in the newspaper industry overall—breaking a record this month for subscriptions that had been set in 2001.
The judges commended IBJ’s “expansive content that reaches into the corners of transportation, technology, sports, health, higher education, civic affairs, state government and more.”
In 1895, George P. Stewart and Will Porter launched a two-page church bulletin that they then turned into a weekly newspaper covering the African American community in Indianapolis.
The Indiana Lawyer, which is also published by IBJ Media, won six awards, including first place honors in six categories.
Three central Indiana newspapers are making changes due to ongoing industry-wide economic issues that were further aggravated by the pandemic health crisis.
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.
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Executives of the combined company, which will keep the Gannett name, acknowledged there will be layoffs—the company has committed to cutting $300 million in annual costs.
The country’s leading newspaper union issued a scathing analysis of the proposed Gannett-GateHouse merger Friday, saying the deal would drive down wages and employment for journalists at hundreds of newspapers. The merger will affect a dozen newspapers in Indiana.
Two of the country’s largest newspaper companies have agreed to combine in the latest media deal driven by the industry’s struggles with a decline in printed newspaper sales.
The Wall Street Journal reports that a deal could be announced in the coming weeks. Gannett owns The Indianapolis Star and a number of smaller Indiana newspapers.
The level of attrition is the highest since 2009, when the industry saw 7,914 job cuts in the first five months of that year in the wake of the financial crisis.
The vote, completed at Gannett’s annual meeting, amounted to a rejection—possibly the final one—of Alden’s attempt to acquire Gannett through a hostile takeover launched in January by its Media News Group unit.
In a story at the top of the final issue, the paper said it closed “the shopper due to challenging market conditions.” The paper was delivered free by carriers to 15,000 readers on Wednesdays and Saturdays.