February 5, 2018
Story notes CBER director Michael Hicks, an economist at Ball State University, who said despite Indiana's population as a whole growing modestly — mainly concentrated in the Indianapolis metro area and LaGrange County — the number of residents in the rest of counties, mainly rural, has been in decline. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
March 31, 2014
Update on Ball State research project. Note: Associated Press distributed this story statewide.