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Every year, WBOI brings an NPR voice to northeast Indiana as part of our NPR Speaker Series. Retired Host of All Things Considered Robert Siegel visited Fort Wayne this past month.

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In September NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik visited WBOI staff and listeners in Fort Wayne. Based in New York City, Folkenflik reports on how the media influence politics and culture, the figures who shape journalism. His stories and analyses are broadcast on NPR’s Morning Edition, Here & Now, and All things Considered, and are also featured on NPR’s website and digital platforms.

Pence Scraps State-Run News Service

Jan 29, 2015
Brandon Smith / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Governor Mike Pence says he’s canceling plans for a controversial state-run news service.

The announcement came in a memo Pence sent to state agency heads Thursday that he was killing the program, called “Just IN.”

State of Indiana

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.  

Frost Illustrated is one of the oldest African-American-owned businesses in Fort Wayne, and one of the leading black voices in the community, as well.

But in recent weeks, the paper has hit some financial trouble, and has turned to the internet for help.

As of Monday, the Frost campaign had raised about a third of its $5,000 goal.

Katy Anderson sat down with Frost’s Managing Editor, Michael Patterson, to find out a little more about the publication’s history and future.

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