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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,[2] and 2014[3], naming it the best daily newspaper in the state of Indiana in those years.

The Herald-Times
The March 27, 2011 front page
of The Herald-Times
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)GateHouse Media
Founder(s)Walter S. Bradfute
EditorRich Jackson
Founded1877; 142 years ago (1877) as the Bloomington Telephone[1]
Headquarters1900 South Walnut Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47401
United States
Circulation27,540 Daily[1]
44,197 Sunday[1]

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. 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.[4]

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.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "The Herald Times". Schurz Communications.
  2. ^ Zaltsberg, Bob (1 December 2007). "H-T named state's best daily paper". The Herald-Times. Archived from the original on 2011-07-11.
  3. ^ Zaltsberg, Bob (December 6, 2014). "H-T wins 18 HSPA awards, including Blue Ribbon for best overall daily". Bloomington Herald-Times.
  4. ^ Zaltsberg, Bob (February 1, 1989). "The Herald-Telephone to become morning paper - Name change to The Herald-Times and expanded coverage also included in plan for May 8". Bloomington Herald-Times. 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.
  5. ^ Werth, Brian (December 1, 2000). "Sunday paper to become 'Hoosier Times' - Publication expanding to offer more local and regional news, reach a larger readership". Bloomington Herald-Times. 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.

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