Indianapolis Monthly

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Indianapolis Monthly
August 2022 cover of Indianapolis Monthly
Editor-in-chiefAndrea Ratcliff
CategoriesLifestyle magazine
PublisherIvy Bayer
Paid circulation41,000[2]
FounderJohn and Sally Mayhill
Jim and Nancy Cottrell[3]
First issueSeptember 1, 1977; 46 years ago (1977-09-01)[4]
CompanyHour Media Group LLC[2]
CountryUnited States
Based inIndianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis Monthly is a lifestyle magazine published in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. The magazine has some special publications and projects including Indiana Bride, Home, The Ticket, and Indiana Travel Guide.[5]


Founded in 1977, the magazine was called Indianapolis Home and Garden,[2] changing its name in 1980 to Indianapolis at Home. In 1981, Mayhill Publishing took ownership of the magazine, revising its name again to Indianapolis Monthly.[3] Indianapolis-based Emmis Communications purchased the magazine in 1988.[2]

In 2014, Indianapolis Monthly was the recipient of the City and Regional Magazine Association's General Excellence II award.[3]

Emmis sold the magazine to Michigan-based Hour Media Group on December 1, 2022.[2]


  1. ^ "Indianapolis Monthly". City and Regional Magazine Association (CRMA). Retrieved December 2, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e Lindquist, Dave (December 1, 2022). "Emmis Corp. sells Indianapolis Monthly magazine". Indianapolis Business Journal. IBJ Media. Retrieved December 2, 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d Christy, McKay; Verderame, Jyoti A. (2021) [1994]. "Indianapolis Monthly". Digital Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Indianapolis Public Library. Retrieved December 2, 2022.
  4. ^ "New Magazine". The Indianapolis News. June 28, 1977. p. 27. Retrieved December 2, 2022 – via Indianapolis Home & Garden Magazine will begin distribution Sept. 1.
  5. ^ "Indianapolis Monthly Home". Indianapolis Monthly. Retrieved February 12, 2017.

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