Annual Conference 2015

Mark your calendars to be in Indy Sept. 17-18. CLICK HERE for details on the Annual Conference.

Road Show for Reporters

Up-and-coming reporters will improve skills in writing leads and nut graphs, finding enterprise stories and more. CLICK HERE to register for the June 18 event.

Use the News in the Classroom: May 18-22, 2015

megaphone-dude-cutoutThe HSPA Foundation offers weekly lesson plans for teachers who use the newspaper in the classroom.

The lesson ideas include Common Core Standards for reading informational text, plus standards for science, math and writing.

Click here to access this week's lessons and a downloadable activity sheet.

Pulliam interns begin training for summer

By Karen T. Braeckel
HSPA Foundation

In Indy we frequently associate May with racing.

But while cars run around the oval, Indiana newspapers recognize other signs of mid-spring.

Eugene S. Pulliam Interns report to their assigned newspapers, ad directors beat the bushes for the best ads created during the contest period, and editors anxiously await any Better Newspaper Contest rule changes.

The Foundation keeps its foot on the throttle. Read more »

Reporter training: Write this date down

Your up-and-coming reporters will get top-notch training at this summer’s Road Show for Reporters.

The workshop June 18 in Indianapolis will emphasize the theme “Must-Have Tools of the Trade.”

Reporters will return to work with practical skills on writing effective leads and nut graphs, gaining the trust of sources, finding enterprise stories, and obtaining public records.

Speakers include this year’s SPJ Indiana Journalist of the Year. Click here to register. Read more »