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 […]

Indianapolis Star taps government/biz reporter Briggs as metro columnist

James Briggs will be serving as metro columnist at The Indianapolis Star. Previously, he had been working as a government and business reporter at The Star. Briggs has also served as a deputy managing editor, associate editor and reporter at the Baltimore Business Journal. He has also worked as a reporter for The Daily Herald. […]