About Us

About Us


The Franklin is the award-winning student news magazine of Franklin College. We publish print editions monthly and provide reports on campus and community news as it unfolds at thefranklinnews.com.


Founded in 1904, The Franklin began covering the Franklin College community as a newspaper. In 1908, the newspaper became a daily publication. It would undergo many changes in subsequent years until it reemerged as a news magazine in fall 2017.


The Franklin is part of the Associated Collegiate Press Hall of Fame and has been recognized by the ACP in numerous awards categories.


At the local level, The Franklin’s work has been recognized by the Indiana Collegiate Press Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.


The Franklin is an independent publication managed by student editors at the college’s Pulliam School of Journalism. The publication operates in a newsroom located in the Shirk Hall basement and is advised by faculty and staff members at the journalism school.


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About Franklin College


Franklin College is a private, liberal arts and sciences college. Located in the city of Franklin, Indiana, the college is near the Indianapolis metropolitan area and serves around 1,000 students.


Founded in 1834, the college was the first higher education institution in Indiana and the seventh in the nation to admit women. The college maintains an affiliation with the American Baptist Churches USA.


Learn more about the college at its website, franklincollege.edu.

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