We’re on a mission to make sure every resident of Indiana has the local news they need.

Our Strategy

Facilitate Investment

Rally philanthropic support for partner news organizations to strengthen their news and their impact.

Foster Collaboration

Support the local ecosystem in coordinating collaboration to close coverage gaps, share content and make more local journalism available to all Hoosiers who need it.

Fill Gaps

We launched our first community-centered nonprofit newsroom in Indianapolis – Mirror Indy – and will continue to fill gaps where needed around the state.

Our Board

Ferguson Fuson, Karen

Karen Ferguson Fuson

Board chair, Free Press Indiana

Former Publisher, Indianapolis Star

Mays, Carolene

Carolene Mays

Former State Representative & President of the Indianapolis Recorder

Miles, Mark

Mark Miles

Chief Executive Officer, Penske Entertainment Corp

Ouimette, Michael

Michael Ouimette

Chief Investment Officer, American Journalism Project

Proffitt, Melissa

Melissa Proffitt

Partner-in-Charge of Client Relations, Ice Miller LLP

Pulliam, Myrta

Myrta Pulliam

Journalist and Community Leader

Wilson, Nichole

Nichole Wilson

Vice President of Community Health Operations at Indiana University Health

We're Hiring

Join a team that is reimagining the news landscape of our state!

Reporting on the topics that matter most.

Mirror Indy is FPI’s first newsroom, serving Central Indiana. Mirror Indy is staffed by accomplished journalists who produce, unbiased, nonpartisan, contextual coverage of critical topics, with the highest standards of editorial integrity and independence. Their reporting holds power to account, with self-awareness and a focus on solutions for local issues. Mirror Indy also produces service journalism, to ensure information is relevant to residents’ everyday lives.

What people are saying:

"[Partnership is] important because it exposes each of the collaborating publications to the others' unique audiences, which, given the various perspectives, is incredibly beneficial to Indiana residents, as they will have access to more expansive content. I truly appreciate this collaboration because each of the newspapers are credible, established publications all rooted in journalistic excellence."

—Robert Shegog, President & CEO, Indianapolis Recorder

“There are so many great stories in all of Indy’s neighborhoods. This initiative represents an opportunity to change the narrative and elevate the work of neighbors who are working every day to strengthen their neighborhoods and our city. It will also get more information about public resources and processes into neighbors’ hands, making it more accessible, navigable, and empowering, leading to an increase in grassroots engagement and leadership, resulting in more neighbors affecting systemic change.”

—Anne-Marie Taylor, executive director of the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center

“Local journalism can strengthen a community’s cultural and social ties. Like any other state, Indiana needs a more robust community presence, especially after the heavy past years. A solid local news establishment will build a stronger community and bring together folks from all walks of life. I hope this new effort will be inclusive and make space for people of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds because Indiana is more diverse than one would think.”

—Sitashma Thapa, climate and energy researcher, Indianapolis, and community listening ambassador

"Indiana is made up of wonderful tight-knit communities that are full of heart and passion for the people within them,...we have the opportunity to inspire individuals to participate in their communities at a local level to create the kind of change they want to see in their daily lives - and I believe local journalism and news is at the center of that shift.”

—Kaya Dorsch, theater artist in Indianapolis and community listening ambassador