Pence to Launch State-Run News Service in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is launching a state-run news service that promises to break news ahead of mainstream media outlets and deliver stories written by state press secretaries.
 
The service named “Just IN” will debut in late February. It will be overseen by a governance board consisting of department communications directors and an editorial board made up of former Star reporter Bill McCleery and the governor's communications staff.
 
Documents obtained by the Star indicate stories will range from straight news to personality profiles and other features.
 
A Pence spokeswoman declined comment Monday.
 
The news service is expected to propose stories to the media and directly to the public.