Pence administration officials say they’ll work with press organizations to carefully evaluate the proposed state news service before it’s unveiled to the public.
Pence communications director Christy Denault says the original intent of the Just IN news service was to serve as a clearinghouse, a “one-stop shop,” for press releases from all state agencies. She says the current system, a state news calendar, didn’t display releases from nearly half of the state’s 90 agencies.
A longtime Indiana publisher who fought for public access to government and helped ensure that Fort Wayne would remain a two-newspaper city has died.
Former Journal Gazette publisher Richard Inskeep died Wednesday at 89.
Inskeep joined the newspaper in 1949 and worked in nearly every department over the next 48 years. He became vice president of Fort Wayne Newspapers in 1969 and served as the newspaper's publisher from 1973 until 1997.