Limestone Post is an independent magazine committed to providing a space for informative, inclusive, and in-depth stories about Bloomington, Indiana, and the surrounding areas. Explore our site for long-form coverage of the arts, outdoors and environment, healthy living, social issues, and more! Our contributors are local writers, photographers, and videographers, and all of our content is free.
Writers with a voice, photographers with a vision.
The best stories are told by people who are passionate about the topics they’re describing. Whether portraying the story in an article, photo essay, video, poem, illustration, or in another innovative way, each contributor has the distinctive voice, vision, and passion to give you the most interesting and engaging stories in our community. By bringing you stories from outside Bloomington — from the small towns, forests, lakes, villages, and yonder — our goal is to help you better understand and enjoy not only our community but the world beyond.
Supported by local businesses
Businesses can support the local arts — including freelance writers, photographers, and other visual artists — by supporting Limestone Post. Our website is funded by advertising revenue, making access free for all users.
Limestone Post is happy to announce our first print edition, an art magazine dedicated to local history and our community’s unique character. Limestone Post’s A Sense of Place: Calling Bloomington Home for 200 Years will arrive just in time for Bloomington and Monroe County’s bicentennial celebrations. Our commemorative print issue will showcase a variety of creative local talent — with long-form articles paired with illustrations, photography, recipes, creative writing, and other artwork that reflect upon how our community has grown and changed over the years. Read more about our print edition here.
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Ron started Limestone Post in 2015 to create an online publication where people could find amazing stories about Bloomington, Indiana, and the southern-Indiana hill country. An award-winning writer and editor, Ron has written feature stories about the arts, culture, business, and adventure travel for publications across the country.
The Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists awarded Ron first place in Magazine Sports Reporting in 2010 for his story on the local roller derby league, Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby. After writing and editing at several print publications and teaching journalism at Indiana University, he began developing Limestone Post, an online-only culture and lifestyle magazine. He’s been a member of Kappa Tau Alpha National Journalism Society and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Ron graduated from IU with a bachelor’s degree and, in 1993, earned a master’s in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin. He worked as a freelance writer and editor in Austin, Denver, Chicago, Cleveland, and New York before moving to Bloomington — the Austin, Denver, Chicago, Cleveland, and New York of south-central Indiana, or so he says.
Lynae joined Limestone Post in the summer of 2015. She works with all contributors and manages the editorial content for the site.
A Bloomington native, Lynae graduated with honors from Indiana University’s School of Journalism in 2012 with a minor in sociology. She started her editing career at Bloom Magazine as a high school intern and, over the course of almost eight years, advanced to the position of associate editor. Among other duties, she managed the website, magbloom.com, which won Best Journalism Website in 2012 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Lynae retired from skating with Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby in summer 2016. She was on the organization’s board of directors as vice president of marketing from 2013 to 2014 and president from 2014 to 2015.
Marketing & Advertising Director
Emily is the go-to for all things related to marketing and advertising for Limestone Post, as well as for forging community partnerships. She graduated from Indiana University with degrees in history and sociology and has stuck around since. Like her colleagues, she’s a word nerd, so she spends her free time tutoring English at the Monroe County Public Library or catching up on the big to-read pile. Also, she’s a cat lady.
“I don’t know what it is about Hoosiers, but wherever you go there is always a Hoosier doing something very important there.” —Kurt Vonnegut
Dason is a writer, editor, and Dungeon Master from southern Indiana. He has been editing for Limestone Post since 2016. An avid adventurer, Dason loves his job for the opportunity it gives to constantly make new discoveries about his community — an historical tidbit here, an old-timer’s anecdote there. Limestone Post is full of surprises!
Dason graduated Indiana University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in religious studies and a minor in creative writing.
“Life’s a garden. Dig it.”
We have been extremely fortunate in teaming up with two of the best web and graphic designers in town, Jenny El-Shamy of Jenny El-Shamy Design and Jordan Warner of August Road Design.
Jenny El-Shamy (Jenny El-Shamy Design)
Jenny El-Shamy is a professional graphic designer with more than 15 years of industry experience. Before starting her own design studio, she worked professionally in the publishing industry and at design firms in Cincinnati and Chicago where her clients included American Girl, Bath & Body Works, Target, Simon and Schuster, and Totes-Isotoner. Her work has been featured in Print and Step-By-Step Graphics magazines and included in shows by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Chicago Book Clinic, and the Art Directors Club of Cincinnati. She has received multiple awards for her work. In addition to her professional practice, Jenny is a Senior Lecturer at the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University.
Jordan Warner (August Road Design)
Jordan Warner is the creative director and founder of August Road, an award-winning web design & creative consultancy based in downtown Bloomington. With over 15 years experience, Jordan has crafted web sites which have been featured in the USA Today and for companies profiled by the New York Times.