Steve Hinnefeld

News & Media Specialist

Von Lee
517 E. Kirkwood Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47408


Steve shares news, research, and expertise from Indiana University regarding policy, public affairs, political analysis, and legal matters at the POLICY Briefings blog.

Steve’s media beat includes the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the Maurer School of Law, and multiple departments within the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences, including political science, history, religious studies, criminal justice, geography, geological services, chemistry, and others. He also manages the IU News blog Policy Briefings and works with communications staff at IUPUI and the regional campuses.

Steve has more than 25 years of experience as a newspaper journalist. He has also taught introductory reporting and newswriting classes at the IU School of Journalism. He has a B.A. in English from Indiana University.

In his free time, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, listening to and playing music, traveling, reading, and hiking and birding. He works hard to maintain his 110-year-old home and avidly follows politics and policy debates.


  • Bookworm
  • Caffeine Addict
  • IU Alum
  • Music Lover
  • Musician
  • Native Hoosier
  • Nature Lover
  • News Junkie