Indiana Public Broadcasting News is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that provides in-depth, long-term coverage of vital issues facing the citizens of Indiana. IPB News covers a range of topics across multiple reporting beats, including government and politics, health, environment and energy, labor and employment, and education. It was launched in 2015.

In the last several years, we've placed a special focus on community-responsive journalism – collecting questions from our audience through digital tools and events to make sure Hoosiers across the state have access to information and people in power. 

Here is a collection of the special projects, tools and resources we've created since 2015:

Special projects:

Civically, Indiana

Civically, Indiana is a project to help lower the barrier to entry for Hoosiers to engage with their state government. We're answering some of the how and why of Indiana's state government. And that includes building tools and resources, answering questions through reporting and explaining all the nuanced parts of the legislative session and elections.

Noticias de Indiana en español

¿Buscas noticias de Indiana en español? Conéctate cada semana para escuchar lo último en educación, salud, medio ambiente y más de IPB News.

Are you looking for Indiana news in Spanish? Tune in every week to hear the latest in education, health, environment and more from IPB News.

You asked about climate questions and climate solutions. We've got answers.

We are gathering your questions on climate change and climate solutions. Share your questions on the topic, especially as it relates to our state through text or the question box at the bottom of this page. We will be answering some of the questions we receive throughout the year. 

2022 Indiana voting guide

This is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about how voting works, what statewide elected positions do and what you need to be prepared on Election Day – for both experienced and first-time voters.

Could you pass an Indiana sixth grade civics class?

Indiana has 23 standards for civics education for sixth graders. We've developed a 23-question, multiple choice quiz to test your knowledge!

Navigating the Individual Learning Program (IEP) process

Most Indiana students with disabilities are back in the classroom this year, but there’s concern among educators, experts and parents that these students lost out on valuable social opportunities during the pandemic.

This project was a collaboration with WFYI's education desk and IPB News.

Family child care stories

Families across Indiana have dealt with child care challenges and successes in all kinds of ways. The stories you'll read here come from families in different parts of the state, but are focused primarily on where the reporting was done in Perry County and Jasper County.

These families have crossed time zones, state lines and made sacrifices at work and at home for the sake of finding and affording the best care possible for their children. Each category includes stories that share similar themes, but many of them have a lot in common.

Blood, Lead & Soil: A year in East Chicago

After covering the lead and arsenic crisis in East Chicago, Indiana, our reporting team put together a one-hour radio special in July 2017, along with this deep-dive web build. It includes extended video interviews, interactive graphics, and a narrative to catch the audience up to what had happened in this first year of the cleanup.

Tools and resources:

Printable one-sheets

We've created printable guides for everything from fact-checking the news to what you need on Election Day.

Filled in bullet points indicate guides that are available in both English and Spanish

Whiteboard explainers

How do things work? The Indiana Public Broadcasting team is explaining everything from erosion to beer-making, lead contamination to recycling, and federal workforce funding to native gardens.

Could you survive Indiana's legislative session?

Navigating Indiana's legislative session is difficult when it's a full time job. But for Hoosiers just trying to follow the process, it can be nearly impossible. Become familiar with the process and see if you can survive!

2023 Indiana legislative session bill tracker

Lawmakers consider hundreds of bills every year. Find the bills the Indiana Public Broadcasting News team is covering, with links to our reporting, the bill page and status updates as each bill moves through the Statehouse.