Franklin Schurz Jr. To Hall of Fame

Franklin Schurz Jr. To Hall of Fame

The South Bend Community Hall of Fame inducted several new members at its 27th annual banquet Nov. 12 at Century Center including Franklin Schurz Jr., former editor and publisher of the South Bend Tribune and formerly chairman and CEO of its parent company, Schurz Communications Inc.
During the course of his long career in journalism, Franklin, Jr. also served as editor and publisher of the Morning Herald and the Daily Mail, both in Hagerstown, Md. He also spent time in broadcasting, working at stations in the East and Midwest. He has served in various national press organizations.
In addition to his journalistic endeavors, he has been a member of the Indiana Endowment for Education Excellence; the South Bend Chamber of Commerce (as past president); the Board of Regents of Saint Mary’s College; the Advisory Board of Indiana University South Bend; the Board of Visitors of IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs; the Culver Education Foundation; the Advisory Council of the Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters; Board of Trustees of the Indiana Chapter of the Nature Conservancy (as past chairman); and United Way of St. Joseph County (as past campaign chairman).
Last year, he received a Cornerstone Award from IU and the IU Foundation as Partners in Philanthropy.
Franklin Schurz Jr. is the sixth South Bend Hall of Fame inductee with a South Bend Tribune connection.
The others were:
-Franklin Schurz Sr., former editor and publisher and president and chairman of the board of Schurz Communications. Selected in 1990.
-Joe Doyle, Tribune sports editor 1951 to 1981. Selected in 1997.
-Frederick Miller, Tribune president and editor from 1924 to 1954. Selected in 2009.
-Elmer Crockett, Tribune co-founder in 1872. Selected in 2012.
-Jack Colwell, Tribune reporter and columnist 1960 to 2003. Selected in 2012.