IndyStar taps Briggs to serve as opinion and community engagement ed

The Indianapolis Star in Indiana has hired James Briggs as an opinion and community engagement editor to oversee all opinion content. Commenting on his new role Briggs said: “Writing columns for IndyStar was a dream job. I’m thrilled to do it again in an expanded role. “I want IndyStar Opinion to be a civil forum for […]

Indiana nonprofit names Boyd EIC

The following excerpt was sent out from Editor & Publisher: 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 […]

Biz journalist Koenig announces retirement

Bill Koenig, a business journalist with more than 43 years of experience, has announced his retirement. He wrote on LinkedIn: “Personal announcement: I am retiring at the end of this week from SME. It has been almost nine years. This will conclude a professional career of more than 43 years. I may be doing some […]

Herron swaps the Indy Star for Axios

Arika Herron, an education reporter at The Indianapolis Star, will leave to join Axios to “help build something new while continuing to cover this city I love for their forthcoming Indianapolis newsletter,” as per her tweet. Herron begins March. 13. Previously, she was an education reporter at the Winston-Salem Journal. At the Greenfield Daily Reporter, […]

Press Democrat hires Smalstig to cover breaking news

Madison Smalstig has joined The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, Calif. Recently, Smalstig was a Pulliam intern at The Indianapolis Star. Smalstig wore many hats —  including general assignment reporter, performance beat reporter, arts editor, elections beat reporter, Bloomington community beat reporter and Enterprise reporter — at the Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University Bloomington’s student […]

Indy Star reporter Lange departs

Kaitlin Lange, a statehouse and politics reporter at The Indianapolis Star has left. Lange’s tweet reads: “The good news is I will still be reporting and staying local. I’ll share more when I can, but I’m excited for my next move, and I think you all will be too!” During more than five years at […]

IndyStar taps Herron to cover higher education

Arika Herron, an education reporter covering state education trends and policy and Marion County schools for the Indianapolis Star, will report on higher education across the state from next month. Prior to joining the Star, Herron was an education reporter at the Winston-Salem Journal in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was also a staff writer covering business […]

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel names Andrea as D.C. correspondent

Lawrence Andrea will join the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s political team as a Washington, D.C. correspondent to cover Wisconsin’s congressional delegation. He begins in June. Andrea comes from The Indianapolis Star, where he worked as a public safety and morning breaking news reporter, and recently as a public safety reporter. He was previously an international reporting […]

May joins Washington Post as an operations editor

The following announcement was sent out by The Washington Post from opinions director of operations and strategy Becca Clemons and manager of editorial talent and logistics Nana Efua Mumford: We’re excited to announce that Ethan May is joining Opinions as an Operations Editor. After growing up on the Illinois side of the St. Louis area, […]

Dallas Morning News appoints Hardy executive editor

The Dallas Morning News has tapped veteran journalist Katrice Hardy as executive editor. In her new role, she succeeds Mike Wilson. Recently, she was editor of The Indianapolis Star, the Gannett-owned daily. Her duties also included serving as Midwest editor of the USA Today Network, where she oversaw two dozen other Gannett-owned newsrooms. Previously, she […]