Enterprise Stories

Links to a sampling of the newspaper’s best enterprise stories from the past year selected by Justin Breen, assistant managing editor

  1. Veterans without a home in Northwest Indiana

    By Joyce Russell; 11/11/10

  2. Making sure everyone comes home

    By Bowdeya Tweh; 8/22/10

  3. Perils in the workplace

    By Marc Chase and Marisa Kwiatkowski; 9/5/10

  4. Gary ranch a haven

    By Lauri Harvey Keagle; 8/1/10

  5. U.S. 30: The region’s road

    By Vanessa Renderman and Paul Wieland; 10/3/10

  6. Tricks of the (drug) trade

    By Sarah Tompkins; 10/17/10

  7. Indiana businesses hold key to recovery

    By Keith Benman; 10/24/10

  8. The changing dynamic of region gangs

    By Marisa Kwiatkowski; 11/21/10


Enterprise reporting describes published news reports that are not based on press releases or news conferences. Enterprise reporting is all about stories a reporter or an editor dig up on his or her own, often what some people might call "scoops." Enterprise reporting may also focus on events, but it usually goes beyond merely covering these events when reporters explore the forces shaping the events.

Through enterprise reporting a news organization demonstrates its understanding of the key issues and interests of its community and it demonstrates the extent of the skill of its staff to report on these matters.