|Founder(s)||Walter S. Bradfute|
|Founded||1877as the Bloomington Telephone|
|Headquarters||1900 South Walnut Street|
Bloomington, Indiana 47401
The Herald-Times is a daily newspaper serving Bloomington, Indiana and surrounding areas. The newspaper won the Blue Ribbon Daily award in 1975, 1984 2007, and 2014, naming it the best daily newspaper in the state of Indiana in those years. The newspaper is currently owned by newspaper conglomerate Gannett.
The newspaper is the current incarnation of a business started in 1877, the Bloomington Telephone, named for the new invention. In 1943, the Telephone merged with the Evening World to become the Bloomington World-Telephone. Another paper, the Bloomington Daily Herald, was started in 1947 and three years later those papers merged into the Daily Herald-Telephone.
In 1966, the Schurz family, via their company Schurz Communications, acquired the newspaper from Dagmar Riley. Scott C. Schurz served as its publisher and chief editor from 1966 to 2002. The word Daily was dropped in 1977 and the name changed to the Herald-Times in 1989 while the newspaper switched from an evening publication to a morning publication.
Starting in 1966, the newspaper produced a joint Sunday-only publication with its sister newspaper, the Times-Mail, in neighboring Bedford called the Sunday Herald-Times that was distributed to the expanded readership of both communities. In 2001, the name of the Sunday newspaper was changed to the Hoosier Times and distributed to a much larger area.
Schurz Communications exited the publishing business in January 2019 and sold the newspaper to GateHouse Media, which merged with Gannet seven months later.
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The Herald-Telephone will change its name to The Herald-Times and be delivered in the morning beginning May 8, Publisher Scott C. Schurz announced today. The Bloomington-based newspaper will expand its coverage area to include Lawrence and Orange counties at that time, and reorganize its sections in an attempt to better serve its readers. The H-T currently serves Monroe, Brown, Greene, Owen and Morgan counties.
Starting Sunday, Jan. 7, the Sunday Herald-Times newspaper will change its name to the Hoosier Times and begin expanded coverage in a regional corridor stretching from the southern edge of Indianapolis to Paoli... Scott Schurz, publisher of The Herald-Times in Bloomington, the Times-Mail in Bedford and The Reporter-Times in Martinsville, said the new newspaper will combine the interests of the existing properties. He said he has always been fond of the name "Hoosier" as a name for citizens of Indiana and thus chose it for the name of the Sunday-only newspaper... The Sunday Herald-Times was launched Sept. 11, 1966, as a joint product serving Bloomington-Bedford area readers.