Though the proposal’s main objective was to rescue small papers hit hard by the pandemic, should the tax break become law, Gannett, one of the nation’s largest remaining newspaper chains, could gain as much as $127.5 million over five years.
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The Star’s investment on a single story was especially astonishing at a time when local and regional newspapers around the country have faced shrinking ad revenue or hedge-fund takeovers, some of them closing altogether.
Katrice Hardy guided The Star’s coverage of the pandemic and racial unrest and led the publication to a Pulitzer Prize this year for national reporting.
Rates on periodicals would increase by more than 8% as of Aug. 29, according to agency filings. The price jump is part of a broad plan pushed by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to overhaul mail operations.
Like many of the other benchmarks noted this week by the Pew Research Center in the first of a series of reports on the state of the news media, that’s not necessarily good news.
Nate Feltman, co-owner and CEO of IBJ Media, will move back into the role of publisher of the legal news organization.
The sale, announced Wednesday, will give Paxton about 120 publications in 14 states, including 20 in Kentucky and 18 in Indiana.
IBJ Media CEO Nate Feltman said he’s confident that under Andrews’ leadership, The Indiana Lawyer “will become an even more essential read for the legal community and beyond. We have the opportunity to become much more relevant both in central Indiana and statewide.”
The decision comes as newspaper and broadcasting industries say they need the changes to deal with growing competition from the internet and cable companies.
The measure aims to give publishers better leverage with the tech companies, while only allowing coordination that benefits the news industry as a whole, amid a long-running decline in local news.
House Bill 1498 would allow local governments and other public bodies, such as school boards, airport authorities and local commissions, to publish legal notices online instead of in local newspapers, which is currently required by law.
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.