“The site is fast, clear and professional enough to compete with any news site,” the judges said in awarding The Statehouse File first place. Indiana University’s idsnews.com took second place in the same category, and third place went to TheFranklinNews.com, Franklin College’s student newspaper’s website, which is administered by Isaac Gleitz, also a Statehouse File reporter.
The Statehouse File undertook a total redesign of its site in October 2021. Each day it publishes content by Franklin College journalism students working from an office in the Indiana Statehouse. Their stories centering on Indiana politics also go out to 35 professional media partners across Indiana.