About South Bend Tribune Corp

Schurz Communications is a regional media company with publishing and broadcasting operations in about 15 states. Its publishing unit is anchored by about a dozen daily newspapers that serve mostly small communities. The company also publishes a number of weekly papers and shoppers. On the air, Schurz Communications owns about ten television stations and more than a dozen radio stations mostly serving Indiana and South Dakota listeners. Other operations include two cable companies, about 25 websites, a phone directory, and a printing firm. The family-owned company traces its roots to 1872 when Alfred B. Miller and Elmer Crockett started the South Bend Tribune in Indiana.


Schurz consists of seven business segments: Broadcasting Radio, Broadcasting TV, Cable TV, Newspaper Publishing, Shoppers, Commercial Printing, and Digital Media.

Geographic Reach

The company's newspapers, websites, radio stations, and television stations serve Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Virginia. Schurz publishes 11 daily and eight weekly newspapers in medium and small markets with a combined circulation of nearly 225,000.


Like the rest of the media world, the company is focusing its efforts on its digital holdings as audiences increasingly turn away from print. It is making the necessary technology upgrades through the formation of a couple of key partnerships. Schurz wants to continually update and improve its mobile content.

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South Bend Tribune Corp

225 W Colfax Ave
South Bend, IN 46626-1001
Phone: 1 (574) 235-6161
Fax: 1 (574) 235-6091


  • Employer Type: Public
  • V Pres: Steven Funk
  • Sec: Cheryl Morey
  • Pres: David C Ray
  • Employees: 560

Major Office Locations

  • South Bend, IN

Other Locations

  • Mishawaka, IN