Arrangements Set For Journalist, ‘Tireless Advocate’
Funeral services will be held next week for a longtime former editor of The Times of Northwest Indiana. Bill Nangle died Friday. He served in various managerial, editing and writing roles for the publication from 1970 through his retirement as executive editor in 2014. Nangle was 70.
Inside INdiana Business and The Times of Northwest Indiana have long been partners and it was Nangle who helped usher in the collaboration.
Nangle is in the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame. The publication says in the late 1990’s, he led an effort called The State of Secrecy project. It involved auditing all 92 Indiana counties for compliance with state open records laws. The project led to a state-appointed public access counselor to advise the public and government officials on compliance with the state’s public access laws and was eventually copied by more than half the rest of state governments.
Nangle previously worked for papers throughout the state, in offices including Wabash, Marion, Kokomo and Franklin.
A visitation is slated for January 18 from 2 to 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Crown Point. Services are set to follow.
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