Justin L. Mack Indianapolis Star Published 2:15 p.m. UTC Jul 18, 2018 Nothing lasts forever, including website designs. That's why IndyStar.com is undergoing a summer transformation. Starting Tuesday night, readers heading to IndyStar.com on their computers will be greeted by a refreshed site boasting new features and a new look. The new IndyStar.com presents a cleaner, list-based design that draws inspiration from how stories, photos, videos and more are presented on mobile devices and social media. Here's what else you'll find when the new site goes live. Support local journalism: The 6 benefits of an IndyStar digital subscription Never lose your place A visual cue will now let you know what stories you still haven't gotten to. Headlines you've clicked will turn gray, while content you haven't read will retain a black, bold headline. If a story you've read gets a major update, the bold headline will return, letting you know there's more to read. All access, all … [Read more...] about Here’s what you need to know about the new IndyStar website
Sarah Bahr Indianapolis Star Published 3:32 p.m. UTC Jul 3, 2018 A bubblegum-cheeked baby on a cart hitched to a big-eyed billy goat is tumbling toward a GREAT BIG HOLE! outside the White House. President Benjamin Harrison’s spidey senses start tingling. He plunges after his grandson’s runaway goat cart. “. . .For an instant they were neck and neck, but finally the President gave a spurt and, by a brilliant coup, caught the bridle of the fleet-footed billy goat just before the excavation was reached,” the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported in 1898. The best part? This story is true. That real-life adventure is the subject of a new children’s book illustrated by longtime Indianapolis Star cartoonist Gary Varvel. “Old Whiskers Escapes!,” the first book in the "Grandpa President Adventure" series published July 1, is a collaboration between Varvel, local author Donna Griffin and the Benjamin Harrison Presidential … [Read more...] about IndyStar cartoonist Gary Varvel illustrates Benjamin Harrison book
Dakota Crawford Indianapolis Star Published 6:56 p.m. UTC Jun 28, 2018 While Facebook and Twitter say they're cracking down on the spread of fake news, finding a solution is not as simple as it sounds. That became clear this week when an anonymous Twitter user fooled thousands into believing that Harley-Davidson's CEO Matthew Levatich called Donald Trump a "moron." No, the CEO didn't actually say that. But it's still been retweeted more than 35,000 times, including by prominent Twitter users, such as author Stephen King. The fake quote's reach was wide enough that Google Trends showed users were trying to verify the quote with queries like “Harley-Davidson,” “Donald Trump,” and "Matthew Levatich Trump moron." On his social media account, Levatich called the era and practice of spreading fake news and fake quotes "shameful." “ "There’s one attributed to me on Twitter," Levatich said in the tweet. "I have not, nor would … [Read more...] about How the account that lied about Harley-Davidson’s CEO used IndyStar to spread fake news
Kyle Neddenriep Indianapolis Star Published 7:17 p.m. UTC Jun 25, 2018 The 2019 class features yet another loaded in-state boys basketball crop. College coaches from around the country have Indiana circled — and for good reason. Year in, year out, the Hoosier State produces loads of Division I talent. Here are Indiana's top 2019 prospects, according to IndyStar Preps Insider Kyle Neddenriep. Prospect rankings are based on potential as college players, not necessarily on high school achievements: 2019 class 1. Trayce Jackson-Davis, Center Grove: The 6-9 Jackson-Davis kept the momentum going from a junior season that saw him average 22.3 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.7 blocked shots and 2.8 assists per game for a 20-7 team and sectional champion. Jackson-Davis earned a spot on the USA U-18 team and helped the team to a gold medal at the FIBA Americas U18 championship. Ranked as the No. 18 overall national prospect on the 247sports composite, Jackson-Davis has … [Read more...] about IndyStar basketball recruiting rankings for Indiana’s 2019 class
Tim Evans Indianapolis Star Published 10:02 p.m. UTC Jun 18, 2018 The IndyStar Call for Action team of volunteers has helped more than 900 Hoosiers resolve consumer disputes, saving or recovering more than $1.26 million since we launched the free community service project Jan. 11, 2016. Now, we're looking for a few more people who would like to join our great team of volunteers. IndyStar Call for action has one position coming open in July, and we'd like to get a few more folks in the pipeline for future openings. Volunteers take calls to our hotline, which is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, and spend time before and after helping mediate consumer disputes. The hotline number is (317) 444-6800. Call for Action — our nonprofit partner that has been operating similar helplines across the U.S. for more than 50 years — will provide all the training you need. And our current volunteers will be happy to help ease you into the job. Here's what we … [Read more...] about Do you want to help IndyStar Call for Action help Hoosiers?