Indianapolis Star publisher: 'We are not simply a newspaper company anymore'

The Indianapolis Star

The Indianapolis Star is moving to new offices in a downtown mall Sept. 8., leaving a building it has "called home for more than 100 years," Star Publisher Karen Crotchfelt writes. The Star announced last fall it was moving.

The Star building in 2000. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

The Star's new headquarters will be downtown and "occupy a little more than 100,000 square feet across three floors," Crotchfelt writes, including "one of the most modern, state-of-the-art newsrooms in the country" featuring a "large mission control-style digital news desk, seating 25 editors and producers." All departments, including sales, editorial and marketing -- will be on the same floor, offering "lots of space for collaboration."

Crotchfelt says the move is "bittersweet," but it's "the right time for a fresh start":

We are not simply a newspaper company anymore. We are a modern media company with a broad portfolio of products for consumers and local businesses. ...

Our purpose has not changed. We come to work to serve our community. But the way we do so has changed dramatically and will continue to change.

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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