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20 06, 2018

Sidney Herald editor receives distinguished service award

2018-06-20T16:42:51+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Montana Newspaper Association awarded longtime Sidney Herald editor Bill Vander Weele with the Distinguished Service Bill Vander Weele is presented the award from Montana Newspaper Association president Darla Downs. Award during the organization’s 133rd annual convention held in Billings during the weekend. This is the first year that the Montana Newspaper Association has given out the honor that is based on service to the newspaper [...]

12 06, 2018

Dan Shearer has been named Editorial Director for Wick Communications

2018-06-15T06:38:33+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dan Shearer Dan Shearer, editor of the Green Valley News and Sahuarita Sun, has been named Editorial Director for Wick Communications. In his new role he will come alongside the company's 17 editors at nearly 30 newspapers in 10 states to strengthen content, encourage best practices, sharpen management skills and keep on top of industry changes. “Dan brings a very exciting perspective to community journalism that [...]

8 05, 2018

News-Monitor Media wins 15 first-place awards!

2018-05-08T22:20:58+00:00 May 8th, 2018|

The News-Monitor Media won 15 first-place awards among mid-size weeklies at the annual North Dakota Newspaper Association’s Better Newspapers contest. Karen Speidel took first place in front page design, personal column – serious for a column about Richland County Sheriff’s office “Protecting Richland mile by mile,” for an editorial about “Newspapers are vital partners,” and sports reporting on a story about Wyndmere High School seniors Charlie Moffet and [...]

8 05, 2018

Wahpeton Daily News Media is top small daily in state of North Dakota

2018-05-08T22:16:53+00:00 May 8th, 2018|

Record awards won in Better Newspaper contest For the second year in a row, the Daily News Media was named best small daily in the state of North Dakota after winning the sweepstakes award at the Better Newspaper Contest held by the North Dakota Newspaper Association. After compiling points from 66 awards, a record for the Daily News Media, the paper was named as the top small daily [...]

8 05, 2018

13 First Place Awards for Williston Herald in North Dakota

2018-05-08T22:09:02+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Williston Herald Managing Editor Jamie Kelly won the Photo of the Year award for his photo of a rainbow above the Hedderich’s sign during the July 10 fire that destroyed the building.   Managing Editor, Jamie Kelly, receiving the "Photo of the Year" award from NDNA advertising director Michael Casey     A rainbow, caused by the spray from fire hoses, appears in front [...]

29 03, 2018

Wick Communications Acquires Wenatchee World

2018-04-20T19:23:42+00:00 March 29th, 2018|

The Wenatchee World, which has been published by the Woods family for 111 years, has been sold to Wick Communications, a third-generation family owned and operated media corporation, of Sierra Vista, Ariz. The announcement was made today by World Publisher Rufus G. Woods and Wick Chief Executive Officer Francis Wick. The asset sale, for an undisclosed amount, will take effect on March 31. “It has been our privilege [...]

5 03, 2018

Fitzpatrick returns to Wick to lead digital in new role

2018-06-15T06:27:47+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Sean Fitzpatrick Sean Fitzpatrick is returning to a leadership role within Wick Communications and will take the newly created executive role as director of the digital for the company. He starts in his new role on March 7. “Sean’s skill set, coupled with his passions for the business and industry, adds to an already dynamic digital team and accelerates our go-forward strategies,” said Wick Communications CEO [...]

18 01, 2018

Bohl is New “Hands-on” Director of Audience Development for Wick

2018-01-18T20:58:06+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Ken Bohl Kenneth Bohl moved from Bismarck, N.D. to warmer climate and exciting challenges in Sierra Vista as the audience development director for Wick Communications. He has been involved with the circulation side of the newspaper industry since 1986, managing multiple circulation departments in various states and cities, including Bismarck, Ukiah and Vallejo, Calif., as well as Flagstaff. Bohl’s 32-year trajectory has given him “the experience [...]

9 01, 2018

Congratulations Tara Klostreich! Named Publisher of the Wahpeton Operation

2018-01-09T17:49:07+00:00 January 9th, 2018|

Wick Communications group publisher Ken Harty has named Tara Klostreich publisher of the Wahpeton operation, effective January 9. “I am pleased to announce the promotion of Tara Klostreich to publisher of the Daily News, News-Monitor, Southern Valley Living and Southern Valley Shopper,” Harty said. “She has done an excellent job leading the newspaper as general manager  and is ready for the next step.” Klostreich joined the Daily News [...]

30 08, 2017

Bradner assumes day to day responsibility for Roanoke Rapids NC

2017-08-31T23:46:37+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Rebecca Bradner Rebecca Bradner will assumes day to day responsibility for the Daily Herald in Roanoke Rapids NC effective September 20, 2017.  Bradner has been with Wick since 2014 and is just concluding that role as the Green Valley (AZ) publisher. Wick will begin a nationwide search to hire a publisher in Roanoke Rapids. Titus Workman has taken a new position in Louisiana.

2 08, 2017

Dru Sanchez has been named publisher of the Green Valley News and Sahuarita Sun

2017-08-02T20:39:15+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Sanchez comes to Green Valley from the Arizona Daily Star, where she spent more than five years as Digital Sales Manager and Classified Ad Director. She also worked 21 years at the Los Angeles Times, where she held several positions including Recruitment Sales Manager and Advertising Operations Manager. Sanchez said she enjoys Arizona’s weather, hiking, unique restaurants and surrounding areas such as Tubac, Bisbee, and Tombstone. She has [...]

1 08, 2017

The Daily Herald of Roanoke Rapids (NC) launches new digital job board

2017-08-01T22:01:55+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Daily Herald and its website RRDailyHerald.com has launched a new job board. Jobs.RRDailyHerald.com., which premiered Tuesday, offers the power of “RealMatch” (realmatch.com) and its cutting edge job-matching technology and targeted network distribution. Employers who post jobs on Jobs.RRDailyHerald.com will receive unprecedented reach to top hiring professionals in the Roanoke Valley and on the “TheJobNetwork,” the largest recruitment ad network of job sites in North America. This results [...]

6 06, 2017

NI reporter Paulina Pineda named Community Journalist of the Year

2017-06-06T17:59:15+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Nogales International reporter Paulina Pineda was named the state's Community Journalist of the Year by the Arizona Press Club, winning praise from judges for her pursuit of "the stories and the people that define a community quite literally on the edge." The recognition, given as part of the APC's 2016 writing and design awards, was announced Sunday evening. Contest judge Dennis Joyce, assistant metro editor of the Tampa Bay [...]

4 04, 2017

Maddox starts tenure as Montrose publisher

2017-06-06T18:14:59+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

By Matt Lindberg | Montrose Daily Press Managing Editor • Maddox excited to start new job • Wick says Maddox is a great fit • ‘I knew Montrose was the place for me,’ Maddox says The wait is over, as the Montrose Daily Press has a new publisher. Tonya Maddox joined the multimedia organization in the role. Wick Communications is the parent company of the MDP, and its [...]

7 12, 2016

Pierce joins Daily Iberian as publisher

2017-06-06T18:16:53+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Wick Communications has tapped Christina Pierce to be publisher of The Daily Iberian, in New Iberia, La. The industry veteran brings with her a wealth of experience earned at news organizations throughout the region. She begins work on Dec. 12. Prior to joining Wick Communications, Pierce worked for Gannett Co., most recently as the general manager of The Town Talk in Alexandria, La. she has also held management [...]

19 10, 2016

Anderson named group publisher of Wick’s Alaska operations

2017-06-06T18:18:44+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Dennis Anderson, who is currently publisher of Wick Communication’s Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, will become group publisher of Wick’s Alaska operations, the company announced. He assumes his new role on Nov. 1.  "Dennis Anderson has worked for me in the past and I know his dedication and innovative style will help advance Wick Communications in Alaska,” said Wick CEO Francis Wick. “Having central group leadership over the Anchorage Press, Arctic Warrior [...]

14 10, 2016

Chapman announces retirement after 36 years with Wick

2017-06-06T18:20:39+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

Will Chapman, who for 28 years has served as publisher of The Daily Iberian in New Iberia, La., announced his retirement on Friday. When he was appointed to the position in 1988, Chapman was the youngest publisher in the Wick Communications chain. He retires as the company’s longest-serving publisher and one of its most revered. Chapman, 61, plans to remain with the company for several weeks to help with [...]

27 09, 2016

Herald/Review Wins State Press Awards

2017-06-06T18:25:20+00:00 September 27th, 2016|

Newsroom, advertising departments net 18 industry awards PHOENIX — The Sierra Vista Herald’s editorial and advertising departments earned 18 awards, including seven first-place accolades, from the Arizona Newspapers Association 2016 Better Newspapers Contest and Excellence in Advertising competition. The Herald/Review’s newsroom earned second place in the overall General Excellence category among daily newspapers with a circulation under 25,000, as well as first place in the Departmental News and [...]

27 09, 2016

Nogales International wins 21 prizes in ANA contests

2017-06-06T18:25:48+00:00 September 27th, 2016|

The Nogales International and its staffers won 21 prizes at the Arizona Newspapers Association’s annual convention last weekend in Phoenix, including first place for general excellence in the ANA’s 2016 Excellence in Advertising competition and second place for general excellence in the 2016 Better Newspapers Contest. Page designer Priscilla Bolaños won seven first-place prizes for her work creating special sections and print and online advertisements, while individual reporting awards came in areas ranging [...]

29 07, 2016

Roanoke Rapids Exceeds Advertising Goals

2017-06-06T18:26:19+00:00 July 29th, 2016|

The Daily Herald's Ad team as a whole for the month of June sold over $14,000 in annual new business from the program's efforts. In June, The Daily Herald's advertising department top B&P achievers were: Multimedia Account Executive - Toni Meeks - achieved the top sales producer award along with a monetary bonus. Multimedia Account Executive - Toni Meeks achieved the Appointment Shark award, given for obtaining the most new client appointments during June and earned a monetary [...]

14 07, 2016

Wick hires industry vet Nick Monico as COO

2017-06-06T18:26:57+00:00 July 14th, 2016|

Wick Communications has hired an industry veteran with deep leadership experience to serve in the newly created senior management role of chief operating officer. Nick Monico begins work July 12 from the company’s home office in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Most recently, Monico served as vice president/regional director Ohio for Civitas Media. He oversaw 17 daily newspapers, 20 paid weekly newspapers and 20 non- daily products. Prior to joining Civitas, he was vice president [...]

22 06, 2016

Parra joins Wick as CFO

2017-06-06T18:27:23+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|

Wick Communications welcomes an industry veteran to its senior executive team in Sierra Vista, Arizona, when Ron Parra joins the company as its chief financial officer. Parra is due to start work on July 5. Parra has a long and varied professional career that includes top newspaper positions. Since 2011, he has been the controller for The San Diego Union Tribune. In more than a decade prior to [...]

17 06, 2016

COPPOLA named Herald/Review Publisher

2017-06-06T18:27:36+00:00 June 17th, 2016|

SIERRA VISTA — Manuel Coppola is the new publisher of the Sierra Vista Herald/Bisbee Daily Review following several years with the Nogales International, where he will remain publisher. Wick Communications CEO Francis Wick, former Herald/Review publisher, made the announcement Thursday. Coppola has spent the last four months as the Herald/Review’s interim publisher while a search was conducted for a new publisher following Wick’s promotion. “I’m proud to have [...]

7 06, 2016

Charles West named Central Design Operations Manager

2017-05-02T13:49:04+00:00 June 7th, 2016|

Charles West Charles West is the Central Design Operations Manager. He joined Wick Communications in June 2016. Charles oversees the production of all print and online advertising for the various newspapers. Prior to Central Design, Charles was the Advertising Creative Supervisor at the Arizona Daily Star for nine years. He was a graphic designer at Tucson Newspapers, Inc. for seven years. Charles, a Hoosier, has been [...]

14 04, 2016

Anderson named Publisher/Ad Manager of Wasilla Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

2017-05-02T13:49:04+00:00 April 14th, 2016|

Dennis Anderson, who had been the Montrose Daily Press advertising manager, has been named publisher/ad manager of the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman in Wasilla, Alaska. Dennis began his career with Wick Communications as an advertising representative in Montrose, Colo., in August 2004. He was an advertising representative until November 2012 when he was promoted to advertising director by then publisher, Francis Wick. Anderson was key to several successful revenue [...]

12 04, 2016

Welcome our New Digital Marketing Specialist

2017-05-02T13:49:04+00:00 April 12th, 2016|

Anthony Morales Wick Communications is pleased to announce our New Digital Marketing Specialist, Anthony Morales. He will be responsible for the scheduling, fulfillment, and optimization of digital advertising for all of Wick Communications’ websites and its products. Anthony will perform regular reporting and tracking, interpret implications to ad teams, report metrics appropriately, analyzing web traffic data, maintaining email databases, promotional products, training, customer service and work with [...]

8 04, 2016

Welcome our New Digital Media Manager

2017-05-02T13:49:04+00:00 April 8th, 2016|

Alessia Alaimo Wick Communications is pleased to announce the promotion of Alessia Alaimo to Digital Media Manager, effective immediately. Alaimo was previously Digital Marketing Developer for Wick Communications and began her employment as a graphic designer for Central Design in March of 2013. Alessia has been responsible for producing, maintaining, and enhancing various newspaper websites as well as to support all of Wick Communications’ digital media [...]

25 02, 2016

Zany queens recognized as Citizen of the Year by The Daily Iberian

2017-05-02T13:49:04+00:00 February 25th, 2016|

Daily Iberian Managing Editor Jeff Zeringue recognizes previous Citizen of the Year Award recipients Wednesday afternoon at The Daily Iberian before presenting the 2015 Citizen of the Year Award to Berry Queens founder Jerre Boreland. NEW IBERIA, La. — The Daily Iberian honors someone each year as its Citizen of the Year for the good works in building up community. This year, it was awarded to [...]

8 02, 2016

Wick Named President, CEO of Wick Communications

2017-05-02T13:49:05+00:00 February 8th, 2016|

Francis Wick, grandson of Wick Communications co-founder Milton Wick, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Steve Phillips, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wick Communications, announced today. “I’m delighted to announce that Francis Wick has been appointed President and CEO of Wick Communications. Among the factors contributing to the Board of Directors’ unanimous decision were his record of achievement within the company, [...]

29 01, 2016

Shoopman celebrates 40th anniversary at The Daily Iberian

2017-05-02T13:49:05+00:00 January 29th, 2016|

Senior News Editor Don Shoopman, pictured with his wife, the former June Boutte, celebrates 40 years at The Daily Iberian. On Christmas Day 1975, Senior News Editor Don Shoopman watched from his rearview mirror as his mother wept and waved goodbye to her eldest son as he left the Shoopman holiday gathering in Joplin, Missouri, for an adventure in newspaper in Louisiana. The day after New [...]