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Abbott, Amy McVay
Location: Newburgh, IN

Experience: Thirty years in health care marketing and public relations, working as independent journalist and freelancer since June 2009. Currently writing for Evansville Business Journal, Evansville Woman Magazine, Evansville Courier (regular edition plus Warrick and Westside editions), Knox County Boomer Magazine, Dubois County Boomer Magazine, as well as numerous health care clients, writing ghost blogs, collateral material, scripts, web content. I write a bi-weekly newspaper column “The Raven Lunatic” which runs in eight Indiana newspapers. I have a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in journalism from Ball State University.

Health care, especially women’s health, urology, technology, eye issues; business, profiles, small business; the Arts, theatre, art museums and special exhibits; history and travel


Cheryl Martin, Magazine Editor, Evansville Courier and Press, (812) 464-7525

Melody Brunson, Executive Editor, Boomer Magazines, (812) 698-1626 



Allan, Marc
Location: Indianapolis area

Experience: 24 years as a newspaper reporter (16-plus of those at the Indianapolis Star), seven years as a freelancer. I've written for the Washington Post, the LA Times, Writer's Digest and many other publications.

Specialties: Features

Norm Heikens, IBJ
(317) 472-5304,

Jim Poyser, Nuvo (317)
(317) 254-2400,


(317) 501-7999

Annis, Robert
Location: Indianapolis


Freelance Writer (July 2000 - Present)
• My articles have been published in National Geographic Traveler, AARP Bulletin, Cyclocross Magazine, Hooked on the Outdoors, Outdoor Indiana, Antique Week, Indianapolis at Home, Evansville Living, Ambassadair's Journey and other magazines.
• Wrote short destination pieces and previewed local sporting events for AOL's Digital Cities Indianapolis Web site.
• Covered the 2011 Collegiate Track Nationals for USA Cycling's website. Over the course of three days, I wrote multiple articles, took more than 500 photos and sent approximately 100 tweets.

Reporter, The Indianapolis Star (March 2003 - June 2011) 
• Covered government and breaking news throughout the Indianapolis metropolitan area, writing hundreds of articles for both print and web each year.
• Was the primary reporter for many major stories over the years, including the Carmel High School bus hazing incident, a molestation scandal at College Park Church and the Indiana Secretary of State's felony voter fraud case. Many stories, such as my piece on a drug-dealing elementary school student, have gone national.
• Well versed in using social media such as Facebook and Twitter for reporting purposes and connecting with my more than 1,800 followers. Named one of the top five Twitter users in Indianapolis by local blogger Jonathon Haag, who wrote my tweets were "like having your own news reporter."
• Served as Custom Publications Writer/Coordinator for three years before transferring to the newsroom. Working in a small team environment, I supervised a cadre of freelance writers and editors, helping to publish more than 100 publications in a typical calendar year. In 2004, projects I worked on generated more than $14 million in revenue for The Star. 

Specialties: Travel, Outdoors, Cycling, Features, Government, Breaking News, Courts 

Gregg Montgomery, Indianapolis Star
(317) 444-6292,

Kevin Morgan, Indianapolis Star
(317) 444-6306,

(317) 250-8433

Blacklidge, Kent
Location: Kokomo, IN

Experience: 20 years at Kokomo Tribune, largely in management; 4 as publisher.

Very deep science education including Ph.D. in genetics. Was editor of Indiana Aquaculture Assn. newsletter for 3 years. Taught environmental science and biology at university level.

Member SPJ and SEJ.

Specialties:  Science, environment, agriculture, business, and general commentary.


Pat Munsey, Kokomo Perspective
(765) 452-0055,

Jeff Kovaleski, Kokomo Tribune
(765) 459-3121,



814 Maplewood Drive
Kokomo, IN    46902

(765) 461-9708

Chambers, Doug
Location: Greenwood, Indianapolis area 

Have been writing a political/Humor column for approximately 4 years and have recently begun writing blog entries for various entities.

Political, blog entries, travel, photography

Star Padilla, Eminent SEO
(800) 871-4130 ext. 1,

400 East Main St.
PO Box 708
Greenwood, IN     46142-0708

(317) 888-3376

Cristobal, Mary
Location: Indianapolis

Experience: Recent college graduate with five journalism internships and two journalism fellowships, which include with The Indianapolis Star and an Illinois Statehouse political reporting gig.

Specialties: Business, feature, politics (state and local), breaking news, multimedia, and social media

Ben Yount, Illinois Statehouse News
(217) 528-1247,

Dr. Rick Kenney, Florida Golf Coast University
239 410 6101,


(561) 543-5629

Durham, Brian

Location: Connersville, IN and Fayette County

Worked freelance on covering high school basketball. Contributed to a Fayette County alternative news website. Currently editor and publisher of own alternative online newspaper serving Fayette County, Indiana.

Specialties: Please include your story coverage rate.Please include your story coverage rate. Sports, hot news, political, and economics.


108 W 24th
Connersville, IN    47331

(765) 309-6011

Durham, Doug
Location: Georgetown, IN 47122

Experience: Published sports photographer

Specialties: Sporting events


Matt Koesters, News and Tribune, (502)377-1668

John Shetron, John Shetron Photography, (610)430-8284


(502) 817-8607

Guzman, Michael
Experience: 9/13-Present Blackhawks Beat Writer 1/13-9/13 Beat Writer

Specialties: Motorsports, Hockey, Baseball, Football, Basketball, Prep Sports


Michael Rubino, IUPUI (adjunct prof.), (317) 489-1009

Chris Lamb, IUPUI, (317) 274-4948


1201 Indiana Ave Apt #3616
Indianapolis, Indiana    46202

(630) 487-0913

Jack-Kelly, Kelli
Location: Indianapolis

Experience: 22 years in journalism/PR/marketing/media, and owner of a reporting and writing firm since 1994. Have an MBA from Ball State and a degree in Political Science and History from Indiana University-Bloomington. Have also spent 16 years writing, reporting and hosting TV shows in the Indianapolis area, and also working as on - air host and personality for Entercom and Cumulus radio stations in Indianapolis. Print experience dates back to 1990 as a freelancer for NUVO, Indianapolis Woman, Indianapolis Star, the Herald-Bulletin, Muncie Star Press and more.

Specialties: Writing and reporting.


Jennifer Skodjt, Entercom Communications
(317) 816-4000,

Greg Browning, Cumulus Media
(317) 842-9550,


(317) 590-4519

May, Ronald
• Freelance Writer & Personal Historian June 2012

• Parish Pastor for 23 years
• Navy Reserve Chaplain for 22 years

• Veteran Tributes & Military Service Stories
• Senior Citizens & Life Stories

Terms: $50 - $75 per article with photo(s)

Brian Culp, Editor
Reporter-Times (Martinsville), (765) 342-1444

Kathy Linton, Editor
Hendricks County Flyer,(317) 272-5800


1458 Labrot Court
Avon, Indiana    46123

(317) 839-6433

Reusser, Kayleen
Location: Bluffton IN (near Ft Wayne)

Experience: 20 years writing for magazines, newspapers, books-- Chicken Soup (4 stories plus 9 children's non-fiction books from Mitchell Lane Pub); 8 years freelancing for Ft Wayne News-Sentinel, mostly Features -- profiles, religious profiles, travel, theater, entertainment. I also write a weekly column for the Ossun Sun Riser (3 years) and freelance for the Bluffton News-Banner.

  • Webiste:
  • Facebook: kjreusser
  • Twitter: kjreusser
  • Author of: Recipe and Craft Guide to Indonesia; and 8 other children's books.

Slosarek, Steve
Location: Carmel

Experience: Writer and editor for Indianapolis Star, 1988-2011

Specialties: Cultural and entertainment event coverage, restaurant dining coverage, sports coverage. 

Zach Dunkin, Indianapolis Power & Light Co. (ex-Indy Star)
(317) 908-2697,

Becky Walter, Indianapolis Star
(317) 444-6040,


Tomas, Lois
Location: Portage, IN

 Award winning newspaper journalist; internationally published freelance reporter; experienced copy editor; editor; page designer 

Specialties: Government; investigative reporting; personality profiles; history; education; features; arts and entertainment; travel; home improvement; nature; horses

Becky Long, Clay County Progress, (828) 389-8431
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Phil Hudgins, Community Newspapers Inc., (800) 226-0692

(219) 764-0465

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