Publisher Kevin McKinney outlined these changes in a story, "Taking a New Direction in Journalism." In the article, McKinney outlined the lead role I took in this transition in my capacity as News Editor:
"Rob, grounded in reporting, has a passion for news and politics, and he has taken the lead on expanding our conversational expertise. He has been intimately involved with the listening tools we have already established, like Hearken, and has already produced several stories with your input, including the voters guide."
That day, I was also interviewed by Domenica Bongiovanni of the Indianapolis Star and Drew Daudelin of WFYI about these changes.