Media Moves

Indiana nonprofit names Boyd EIC

August 18, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The following excerpt was sent out from Editor & Publisher:

Oseye Boyd

After a competitive six-month search, the Indiana Local News Initiative, a new nonprofit organization that has raised more than $10 million so far to ensure all residents of Indiana have access to the news and information they need, has hired Oseye Boyd as its Indianapolis editor in chief.

Boyd, an accomplished journalist with deep ties to Indianapolis, will leverage her experience in leading newsrooms, developing journalism talent and reporting locally in Indiana to launch the newsroom for Indianapolis.

Currently, she is the public engagement editor at the Indianapolis Star, where she spearheaded innovative efforts to center community perspectives in the newsroom. Since joining the Star in 2022, Boyd launched the Black Community Advisory Council for Black residents and leaders to provide regular feedback on the Star’s coverage. She also created the podcast Voices of the Community, which highlights those working behind-the-scenes to make the city and state a better place.

Boyd was formerly the editor in chief of the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper and Indiana Minority Business Magazine, where she led a team of reporters to produce several award-winning packages on issues impacting the city’s Black community. She has also worked as a reporter and editor at the Star Press in Muncie, and teaches journalism at the Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism and Creative Media at Butler University.

“I’m honored to serve my community by increasing local news coverage in Indianapolis,” Boyd said. “My goal as editor in chief is not only to deliver the news by making it accessible and relevant to our residents but also to create strong relationships with our community members so we become their trusted go-to source for news and information that empowers them in their daily lives.”

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