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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ind. Gov't. - "Post-Tribune loses Statehouse office"

Dan Carden reports in the NWI Times:

The governor's office has reclaimed the unused Statehouse workspace of the Post-Tribune.

That leaves The Times Media Co. as the only Northwest Indiana news source providing daily, on-site coverage of the Indiana General Assembly and state government.

The Post-Tribune has not stationed a reporter at the Statehouse since the 2013 legislative session ended in April. * * *

According to Kara Brooks, spokeswoman for Gov. Mike Pence, Post-Tribune officials weren't even aware the Chicago-based newspaper, which used to have offices in Gary and Merrillville, had reserved workspace in the Statehouse.

Brooks said the space has been cleaned and will be reissued to another media outlet.

ILB: On the other hand, the Evansville Courier & Press does have a statehouse reporter, but the paper is totally paywalled and thus only informs and impacts monthly subscribers. [For example, access is blocked to this story today headed "Lawmakers moving forward with cell data tracking legislation."]

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 19, 2014 08:54 AM
Posted to Indiana Government