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4 10, 2016

Harty Takes Additional Responsibilities as Publisher

2017-06-06T18:23:09+00:00October 4th, 2016|

Ken Harty, group publisher for Wick Communications, has been named publisher of the Williston Herald and will begin duties on Oct. 4. "Ken is an experienced senior manager in Wick Communications having worked at three of our operations over the years,” said Francis Wick, CEO of Wick Communications. “He will bring that cross section of experience in media operations, providing progressive leadership of Williston's hometown daily newspaper through new revenue development and editorial ideas in print and digital along with community engagement.” A second-generation [...]

4 10, 2016

Lambert Inducted into Colorado State University Media Hall of Fame

2017-06-06T18:31:25+00:00October 4th, 2016|

Wick Communication Editorial Director Clay Lambert was inducted into the Colorado State University Media Hall of Fame last week. Lambert, who is also the editor of the Half Moon Bay Review, is a CSU graduate and longtime supporter of the land-grant school’s journalism program. Lambert was among the second class of alumni to be so honored. Greg Luft, chairman of the CSU Department of Journalism and Media Communication, said inductees were [...]

27 09, 2016

Herald/Review Wins State Press Awards

2017-06-06T18:25:20+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00July 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+00:00July 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00February 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+00:00February 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+00:00January 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 [...]

19 01, 2016

Announcement/Press Release

2017-05-02T13:49:05+00:00January 19th, 2016|

Tom Yunt, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Wick Communications Co., has resigned his position effective April 5, 2016, Steve Phillips, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wick Communications, announced today. Yunt has accepted a positon as Chief Operating Officer (COO) with United Communications Corporation (UCC) based in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He said his decision to leave was a personal one driven by the desire to be [...]

20 11, 2015

Brown named publisher and ad director of Williston, Sidney papers

2017-05-02T13:49:05+00:00November 20th, 2015|

WILLISTON — The Williston Herald and the Sidney Herald are proud to welcome aboard Karen Brown as our new Publisher and Advertising Director. Brown comes to the Bakken by way of Sidney, Ohio where she was General Manager/Media Director for the Sidney Daily News, a product of Civitas Publications. Her more than 30 years in the newspaper industry includes experience in advertising sales, as advertising director and group [...]

29 09, 2015

Nogales International wins 17 awards from Arizona Newspapers Association

2017-05-02T13:49:05+00:00September 29th, 2015|

NI reporter Murphy Woodhouse, left, holds up his Photographer of the Year award and Publisher Manuel Coppola shows off first-place recognitions for Best Use of Photography and Best News Story. Staffers from the Nogales International, collectively and individually, won a total of 17 reporting, photography and advertising awards during the Arizona Newspapers Association annual convention last weekend in Chandler. Standout individual winners included reporter Murphy Woodhouse, [...]

29 09, 2015

GVNews, Sahuarita Sun win 23 ANA awards

2017-05-02T13:49:05+00:00September 29th, 2015|

Kitty Bottemiller won third place for Best Feature Photo with this shot of Green Valley Fire Chief Chuck Wunder’s promotion last year. The Green Valley News and Sahuarita Sun won 23 awards in the 2015 Better Newspapers Contest and Advertising Excellence awards at the Arizona Newspaper Association conventionSaturday night in Chandler. “Our primary goal of providing the best local news and information coverage for Green Valley [...]

28 09, 2015

The Sierra Vista Herald/Review newsroom wins General Excellence award

2017-05-02T13:49:05+00:00September 28th, 2015|

The Sierra Vista Herald was awarded General Excellence and Associated Press Member of the Year honors in the 2015 Better Newspaper Contest, organized by the Arizona Newspaper Association. Publisher Francis Wick, right, accepted the award with News and Features Editor Liz Manring and Managing Editor Eric Petermann. PHOENIX — The Sierra Vista Herald’s editorial and advertising departments earned 19 awards, including 10 first-place accolades, from the [...]

11 09, 2015

Frontiersman hires new ad director

2017-05-02T13:49:05+00:00September 11th, 2015|

The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman has added a veteran sales professional to its staff. Cherie Curry started Aug. 31 as the Frontiersman’s ad director. A lifelong Alaskan, Curry brings a wealth of statewide experience to the position, most recently serving in a similar role since 2011 with Anchorage-based Greatlander Publications, which publishes three monthly direct-mail shoppers, including the Mat-Su Greatlander. Prior to that, Curry worked for Morris Communications in [...]

24 08, 2015

The Daily Herald’s Community Champion Awards proves successful for third time

2017-05-02T13:49:05+00:00August 24th, 2015|

The 2015 Roanoke Valley Community Champion Awards nominees show off their plaques during a ceremony in their honor Tuesday night at The Centre at Halifax Community College in Weldon. – Tia Bedwell | The Daily Herald WELDON — The efforts of 20 people who have deeply impacted the Roanoke Valley were recognized Aug. 17 at The Daily Herald’s third annual Roanoke Valley Community Champion Awards. A [...]

14 08, 2015

New Pierre publisher: “A newspaper really belongs to the community”

2017-05-02T13:49:05+00:00August 14th, 2015|

Scarcely a week after John Clark began his new job as publisher of the Capital Journal in Pierre, South Dakota, two children fishing in 90 feet of water on nearby Lake Oahe landed a Chinook salmon that weighed 23 pounds 5.76 ounces. “It was a good sign,” Clark said. That was just shy of the state record of 23 pounds 14 ounces, and it reminded Clark – an [...]

30 06, 2015

Crittendon selected general manager, sales director for Williston, Sidney papers

2017-05-02T13:49:05+00:00June 30th, 2015|

Wick Communications are pleased to announce that Carol Crittendon will become the general manager and regional sales director for the Williston Herald and Sidney Herald effective immediately. She has served as publisher for the Sidney Herald since October of 2014. In her new role, Carol will manage sales, distribution and production efforts in both Williston and Sidney. She began her career with the King County Journal Newspapers in [...]

26 05, 2015

The Williston Herald Won 36 Awards!

2017-05-02T13:49:05+00:00May 26th, 2015|

A Native American dancer takes a selfie with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, Friday, June 13, 2014. President Obama made his first presidential visit to North Dakota, and was the first sitting president to visit Indian County since Bill Clinton in 1999. (Jerry Burnes/Williston Herald) BISMARCK — Williston Herald staffers earned the [...]

12 03, 2015

Daily Iberian honors 2014 Citizen of the Year

2017-05-02T13:49:05+00:00March 12th, 2015|

Daily Iberian 2014 Citizen of the Year Dave Feldman thanks the people whom he says “did the real work” and are deserving of the award bestowed on him Feb. 27. The Daily Iberian has given Citizen of the Year Award out for the past 22 years. (Lee Ball / The Daily Iberian) Retired anesthetist and volunteer addict Dave Feldman spent his speech at The Daily Iberian’s [...]

10 03, 2015

Today’s News-Herald editor named to national newspaper publication’s 25 under 35 list

2017-05-02T13:49:05+00:00March 10th, 2015|

The editor of the Today’s News-Herald has been named one of the newspaper industry’s 25 rising stars by Editor & Publisher magazine, a national trade publication. Brandon Bowers, who joined the News-Herald in June, was selected for the trade magazine’s annual 25 under 35 list. “As a newspaper we’re very proud of Brandon for this recognition,” said Mike Quinn, publisher of the News-Herald. “It’s a great reflection on [...]

9 02, 2015

Daily News receives Press Association Award from the North Dakota American Legion

2017-05-02T13:49:06+00:00February 9th, 2015|

The Daily News and Publisher Ken Harty were recently honored with the Press Association Award from the American Legion Department of North Dakota. The presentation took place at the Annual American Legion Winter Convention held in Bismarck this weekend during the Press Association Awards luncheon. Jim DeVries, Wahpeton Hafner-Miller American Legion Post 20 adjutant, nominated the Daily News for running photos of American Legion events, printing submitted [...]

20 01, 2015

Britt Promoted to Regional Circulation Director for Williston Herald & Sidney Herald

2017-05-02T13:49:06+00:00January 20th, 2015|

We are proud to announce the appointment and promotion of Tammy Britt to Regional Circulation Director for the Williston Herald and the Sidney Herald. In her new role, Tammy will be directly responsible for the retention and growth in readership and audience in our daily, weekly, niche and digital products. In addition, Tammy will be responsible for the efficient distribution of all products. This senior management position will [...]

13 01, 2015

Daily Iberian Employee of the Year

2017-05-02T13:49:06+00:00January 13th, 2015|

This year’s Daily Iberian Employee of the Year is Sports Editor Chris Landry. Chris does a great job overseeing our sports section coverage, working with more than a dozen local schools, more than 100 local teams, literally thousands of local athletes and coaches, in an effort to offer a good overview of sports items of interest to sports fans in our area. Chris covers games, writes features, designs [...]