The Indiana Publisher

December IP 2020

Hoosier State Press Association - The Indiana Publisher

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 0 of 12

The Hoosier State Press Association Foundation's Better Newspaper Contest has been revived for 2021. As the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel begins to emerge, the Boards for the HSPA and HSPA Foundation determined it was time to take some time to recognize journal- ism excellence in the state of Indiana. To avoid a gap in coverage, entries for the 2021 HSPA Better Newspaper Contest will cover any stories, photographs or sec- tions published from May 1, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2020. The contest website is open for the submission of entries at foundation/contests/better- newspaper-contest/. The deadline for participation will be Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. Full contest information will Publisher The Indiana Volume 85, Issue 12 • December 2020 Published on second Thursday monthly • With so many newspapers making changes throughout our state, we are having a tough time staying on top of your current information. • Make sure you update your newspaper information by visiting ing-information/. Fill out the form and hit send at the bottom of the page. • This will allow us to add all of your newspaper changes to our database. We need current contact information, publishing days and advertising rates. • Please take 5 minutes to fill out this form. Too busy? Print out the form and have another staff member fill it in and scan it back to us. Budget, police accountability on tap for 2021 session Amidst a raging pandemic, the Indiana General Assembly will attempt to conduct its 2021 legislative session with a start date of Jan. 4. They'll bring together 150 legislators without a mask-mandate for members. Meanwhile, Speaker of the House Todd Huston, R-Fishers, has currently tested positive for COVID-19. The senators and representatives will be joined by staffers and lobbyists and interested members of the public. To mitigate the danger, the House will meet in the adjoining state Government Center South. Commit- tee meetings will involve two, if not three, rooms – one for the commit- tee, one for people who want to testify before the committee, and maybe a third for those who want to observe. The only items that must be addressed by the General Assembly are the passage of a two-year budget, which may be painful as state and local governments see revenue streams reduced by the economic impact of the coronavirus and redrawing of congres- Ball State honors Key for service to journalism See Preview, page 6 Don't be on Santa's naughty list! MUNCIE, Indiana – The Ball State University Department of Journalism recently hon- ored Steve Key, execu- tive director and general counsel at Hoosier State Press Association (HSPA), for his support of journalism and the First Amendment. He was chosen for the 2020 Indiana Journalism Award. HSPA Better Newspaper Contest returns, deadline Feb. 11 See Key, page 7 See BNC, page 5 Legislative Preview Key Deadline Jan 1 to request notice of public meetings. See page 7 for sample letter. Attention: Advertising Directors Send your 2021 rates to HSPA by Dec. 31. Until you provide your new rates, we will continue to sell and schedule at the old rates. Email info to

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of The Indiana Publisher - December IP 2020