Speakers Bureau

Looking for a speaker for your group? These ICOG representatives are available to visit with community groups and associations. Feel free to make direct contact with speakers to make arrangements, or submit a request on our Contact page. There are no speaker fees.

 

Gerry Lanosga is immediate past president of ICOG and an assistant professor at Indiana University’s Media School. Before entering academia, he spent nearly a decade as an investigative producer at WTHR, the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis. Before that he was a reporter and columnist for The Indianapolis News and The Indianapolis Star. Gerry can be reached at glanosga@indiana.edu.

 

Tony Fargo serves on the board of directors of ICOG and is an associate professor at Indiana University’s Media School, where he specializes in media law. He is available weekdays or weeknights and can travel statewide. He can discuss Indiana laws about open records and open meetings, as well as reporter’s privilege issues. Contact Tony at alfargo@indiana.edu or by phone at (812) 855-5420 or (812) 219-0806.

 

Keith Robinson is past president of ICOG. He is a news and public affairs coordinator at Purdue University and a former Associated Press bureau chief in Indianapolis. Before coming to Indiana, he was AP bureau chief for Connecticut for two years and served on that state’s FOI council. Robinson entered the AP in 1984 in Columbus, Ohio, where he became night supervisor, news editor and then assistant bureau chief. Before the AP, he was editor of The Madison Press, a daily newspaper in London, Ohio. He also worked at a weekly newspaper in his native Philadelphia. Keith can be reached at krobinson11615@gmail.com.

 

Steve Key is an ICOG board member and executive director and general counsel of the Hoosier State Press Association, an organization serving approximately 175 paid-subscription newspapers in Indiana. The HSPA offers advice on legal questions and lobbies the Legislature for better access laws. Before earning his law degree, Key worked 13 years in the Indiana newspaper industry, both as a managing editor and an assistant news editor in Hamilton and Johnson counties. Steve can be reached at skey@hspa.com.