9 07, 2014

The Sierra Vista Herald/Review was among those winners in NNA’s 2014 Better Newspaper Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest

2017-05-02T13:49:07+00:00 July 9th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

The newspaper took a Third Place, Best Environmental Story, Daily & Non-daily Division, circ. 9,000 or more. Entry Title: Where has all the water gone?. Judges' Comments: "Great writing, tons of info presented in clear graphics and sidebars, good organization. Excellent and vital work." The newspaper also qualified in the General Excellence category and won either a first, second, third or honorable mention. Winners in this category will be [...]

3 07, 2014

Roanoke Rapids Earns a 1st Place in NNA Awards

2017-05-02T13:49:14+00:00 July 3rd, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , |

​​The National Newspaper Association just announced the winners of their 2014 Better Newspaper Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest. ​The Daily Herald, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina earned a First Place, Best Sales Promotion Section or Edition, Daily Division for its Prospectus Magazine. Prospectus is an annual magazine focused on business and industry in Halifax County, NC. It is published by The Daily Herald in partnership with Halifax County [...]

26 06, 2014

Congratulations to Tyler Bell of the Williston Herald for the winning photo in May!

2017-05-02T13:49:14+00:00 June 26th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |

MEMBER PHOTO OF THE MONTH FOR NORTH AND SOUTH DAKOTA - In this May 27, 2014 file photo, debris is seen scattered after a tornado hit in Watford City, N.D., the day before. Authorities say at least eight trailers were destroyed when the twister tore through a camp where oil field workers stay. Nine people were injured, including a 15-year-old girl critically. When waves of workers began spilling [...]

2 06, 2014

Nogales journalists win 7 prizes in statewide contest

2017-05-02T13:49:16+00:00 June 2nd, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , |

Nogales International reporter Curt Prendergast displays his award for second runner-up in the Community Journalist of the Year category at Saturday’s Arizona Press Club party in Phoenix. Photo/Elise Bajohr Staffers from the Nogales International won seven awards in the Arizona Press Club’s annual Best in Arizona Journalism contest, including prizes for immigration, investigative, human interest and business reporting. Reporter Curt Prendergast and managing editor Jonathan Clark [...]

16 05, 2014

Capital Journal wins 16 awards in AP Great Plains contest

2017-05-02T13:49:17+00:00 May 16th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |

Sports editor Wade LaRoche’s action shot of Pierre Governors quarterback Alex Gray diving over the goal line in the first round of the class 11AA playoffs won first place in the sports action photo category. The Capital Journal newsroom has won 16 awards in the 2014 AP Great Plains competition, including four for first place. The competition is among newspapers in South Dakota, North Dakota and [...]

5 05, 2014

DN staff won 35 awards in newspaper contest

2017-05-02T13:49:17+00:00 May 5th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |

By Daily News Staff The staff of the Daily News received 35 awards at the North Dakota Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, with nine first-place awards in the small daily division. “We had a great year at the contest, pulling in more awards than we’ve had in a long time,” said Kathleen Leinen, managing editor of the Daily News. “I’m very proud of our efforts. We don’t write [...]

5 05, 2014

Williston Herald receives many awards at convention

2017-05-02T13:49:17+00:00 May 5th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |

This photo Jerry Burnes took during the Blast celebration last year won first place in the outdoor recreation photo. The Williston Herald received 48 awards from the North Dakota Newspaper Association during the NDNA Convention on Friday in Bismarck. The Herald collected 12 first-place awards and two special awards from the NDNA. The paper also earned a second-place award in general excellence. Advertising Manager Wanda Olaf [...]

5 05, 2014

Half Moon Bay Review wins for best front page, layout, cartoon

2017-05-02T13:49:17+00:00 May 5th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

The Half Moon Bay Review won three first prizes in its classification at the May 3 California Newspaper Publishers Association luncheon in San Jose, Calif. The newspaper took top honors for Best Front Page, a category that considers writing, story selection, headlines, photos, layout and graphics. The Half Moon Bay Review was honored with several awards on May 3 – including the prize for consistently having [...]

25 04, 2014

Suzanne Schlicht Elected To Wick Communications Board of Directors

2017-05-02T13:49:22+00:00 April 25th, 2014|Tags: , , |

Suzanne Schlicht Suzanne Schlicht, Chief Operating Officer (COO), The World Company, Lawrence, Kansas, has been elected to the board of directors of Wick Communications Co. Schlicht, is currently Chief Operating Officer (COO) of The World Company, Lawrence, Kansas, as well as COO of WorldWest, Steamboat Springs, Colorado. She currently serves as Treasurer for the Local Media Association (LMA) and is active throughout the newspaper industry. Schlicht [...]

23 04, 2014

Rebecca Bradner named publisher of the Green Valley News and the Sahuarita Sun

2017-05-02T13:49:24+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

Rebecca Bradner Rebecca Bradner has been named publisher of the Green Valley News and the Sahuarita Sun. She also will be co-publisher of the Santa Cruz Valley Sun. Bradner brings a wealth of experience on the advertising side of digital and print media with career stops that include the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Monterey (Calif.) County Herald, Pulitzer Community Newspapers in St. Louis, and Tucson. Bradner said [...]

18 04, 2014

Welcome back Laura Kurtz!

2014-04-18T16:23:26+00:00 April 18th, 2014|

Laura Kurtz will be our new Green Valley Circulation Manager. She started as a carrier at the Sierra Vista Herald in 2001 and worked her way up to District Manager then promoted to Circulation System Manager with Wick Communications. She later moved to Tucson to join Madden Media in 2007 ranging from Media Director to Business Analyst. Congrats Laura Kurtz. Green Valley here she comes!

17 04, 2014

10/13 Communications to acquire Tucson Weekly and Inside Tucson Business

2014-04-17T23:09:35+00:00 April 17th, 2014|Tags: , |

TUCSON, AZ – [April 17, 2014] – Wick Communications has entered into a preliminary agreement to sell its Tucson Weekly and Inside Tucson Business publications to 10/13 Communications. Terms of the transaction were not announced. Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a newspaper merger and acquisition firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is representing Wick Communications in the transaction. Tucson Weekly and Inside Tucson Business are the leading alternative [...]

7 04, 2014

Argus Observer names new managing editor

2017-05-02T13:49:24+00:00 April 7th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , |

Kristi Albertson Kristi Albertson is the new managing editor of The Argus Observer and the Independent-Enterprise. Albertson, 31, has been with the Argus since Jan. 14, when she started as the paper's assistant editor. She had been on the job for a little more than a week when editor Scott McIntosh announced he had been hired as editor of the Idaho Press-Tribune in Nampa. “I am [...]

27 03, 2014

News brief for L’Observateur (LaPlace, LA)

2014-03-27T16:33:59+00:00 March 27th, 2014|

An agreement for sale of L’Observateur (LaPlace, LA) by Wick Communications of Sierra Vista, Ariz. has been reached in principle.  Work to complete the transaction is underway.  The buyer will be a newly formed Louisiana entity, LaPlace Newsmedia, LLC. LaPlace Newsmedia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Carpenter Newsmedia, LLC (CNL), will publish L’Observateur, its website and all affiliate publications. CNL also owns nearby newspapers in Mississippi including The Picayune [...]

27 03, 2014

News brief for The [Bogalusa, La.] Daily News

2014-03-27T16:34:10+00:00 March 27th, 2014|

An agreement for sale of The Daily News by Wick Communications of Sierra Vista, Ariz. has been reached in principle.  Work to complete the transaction is underway.  The buyer will be a newly formed Louisiana entity, Bogalusa Newsmedia, LLC. Bogalusa Newsmedia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Carpenter Newsmedia, LLC (CNL), will publish The Daily News, its website and all affiliate publications. CNL also owns nearby newspapers in Mississippi including [...]

19 03, 2014

The Daily Herald’s advertising team wins prestigious state honors again

2014-03-19T22:42:41+00:00 March 19th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

The Daily Herald’s advertising department was awarded 20 prestigious state awards on Thursday night in Chapel Hill. The Daily Herald won first-, second- and third-place state awards in the 2013 North Carolina Press Association’s Division D category, which is for daily newspapers under 12,500 circulation. The Daily Herald was named the top newspaper in its division, as it accumulated the most points in the regular contest categories. Rhonda [...]

6 03, 2014

$1,000 sign-on bonus – Multi-Media Account Executive (The Daily Iberian)

2017-05-02T13:49:24+00:00 March 6th, 2014|

$1,000 sign-on bonus - Multi-Media Account Executive (The Daily Iberian) $1,000 sign-on bonus, for our next Multi-Media Account Executive at The Daily Iberian, New Iberia, La. in the heart of Cajun Country. We're looking for the right person to help develop new business and handle an existing account list across print and digital platforms. Business-to-business sales experience a plus as is a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and keen communication [...]

3 03, 2014

Olaf given Chamber Community Spirit Award

2017-05-02T13:49:24+00:00 March 3rd, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |

Wanda Olaf was honored Friday night for her continued volunteer efforts across Williston. Wanda Olaf spends a lot of time volunteering in Williston — and every minute is very personal. When she volunteers with the Humane Society, she thinks of her dogs. When she gives her time for Relay for Life, she thinks of her parents who died from cancer. At Lions Club every week, she [...]

27 02, 2014


2014-07-28T22:37:00+00:00 February 27th, 2014|

SEEKING VERSATILE JOURNALIST - FRONTIERSMAN The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, a thrice-weekly PM newspaper in Wasilla, is seeking an energetic and multi-talented journalist to join our award-winning newsroom team. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong writing, photography and organizational skills and the ability to put them to use in a team environment while reporting about a wide range of local topics. He/she will also have a deep understanding of community journalism [...]

26 02, 2014

Daily Iberian honors project’s leaders as ‘Citizen of the Year’

2017-05-02T13:49:24+00:00 February 26th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

From left, Jessica Ditch, Angela Cestia and Lloyd Verret listen as Iberian Publisher Will Chapman speaks Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at a ceremony honoring the three leaders of the New Iberia City Park Playground Enhancement Project, which raised more than $200,000 to purchase and install the new equipment. The group was selected the 2013 Citizen of the Year by The Daily Iberian. — Lee Ball / The [...]

10 02, 2014

Green Valley News & Sun publisher Pam Mox will retire in March

2017-05-02T13:49:24+00:00 February 10th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

Pam Mox, publisher of the Green Valley News and Sahuarita Sun Pam Mox, publisher of the Green Valley News and Sahuarita Sun, will retire March 31. Mox, 64, joined the newspapers in 1990, and became publisher in 2003. “It has been a pleasure to be a part of this fabulous Green Valley News/Sahuarita Sun team,” Mox said. “These two communities and the residents are incredible, intelligent and [...]

10 02, 2014

Alaimo joins Wick Digital Media department

2017-05-02T13:49:24+00:00 February 10th, 2014|Tags: , , |

Alessia Alaimo Alessia Alaimo joins James Werner as Wick web developer. She comes to us from Wick’s central design department where she was a designer. Her strong background in design and technical skills will be the perfect combination of talent the company needs. Alessia will start her duties as web developer effective immediately but will be working part time for us and central design during her [...]

4 02, 2014

Wick Honors Press Crew With Awards

2017-05-02T13:49:24+00:00 February 4th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Top Quality Award for printing at Wick Communications The team at the Sierra Vista Herald is: ( Pictured left to right) Jay Williams, Rhett Hartgrove, Jimmy Neves, Dean Kinney, Bernie Mendoza, Mike Ziegler, Dennis Marple, and mention to David Olthoff and Micah Gove, who left the Herald press crew during 2013. Congratulations to the press crew at the Sierra Vista Herald for winning the top quality [...]

30 01, 2014

A ‘Frontier Man’ for the Frontiersman

2014-02-26T19:23:16+00:00 January 30th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman advertising sales representative A.J. Seims assumes the character “Frontier Man” in a presentation to the Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce in Alaska. Seims created the character, originally named “Moose Jaw” for a series of children’s books and video programming. With the weekly’s director of advertising and marketing, Cheryl Metiva (shown looking on from the podium), he recreated the character as the Frontiersman’s official [...]

21 01, 2014

Central design graphic designer receives recognition from Metro Creative Graphics

2017-05-02T13:49:24+00:00 January 21st, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Mike Baldwin, graphic designer for central design, received runner up for his entry into the “2013 Celebrating the Holidays Ad Contest” by Metro Creative Graphics. With over 200 entries judges had quite a challenge to pick a single winner, and Baldwin was able to impress the judges with a Runner-up award. Comments from the judges, “SO MANY THINGS WENT INTO THIS AD, STARTING FROM THE IDEA FOR ENGAGING READERS. [...]

10 01, 2014

The Daily Iberian’s 2013 Employees of the Year

2017-05-02T13:49:24+00:00 January 10th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Daily Iberian Teche Life Editor Karma Champagne, left, and Prepress Technician Keith Delahoussaye were selected The Daily Iberian's 2013 Employees of the Year. Daily Iberian Teche Life Editor Karma Champagne, and Prepress Technician Keith Delahoussaye were selected The Daily Iberian's 2013 Employees of the Year. Karma is a stalwart of the newsroom, providing all things for our lifestyle section and food page. In addition to the [...]

1 01, 2014

Wick Honors Top 2013 Advertising Sales Representatives With Soaring Eagle Awards

2017-05-02T13:49:24+00:00 January 1st, 2014|Tags: , , , |

In conjunction with a renewed emphasis on enhancing advertising sales efforts and success, Wick Communications today recognized 22 advertising sales professionals for their 2013 performances with the inaugural Soaring Eagle Advertising Awards. The recipients were chosen by their respective newspaper companies for their notable sales successes, excellent customer service, dedication to their organizations and for being positive role models and team players. In 2014 Wick intends to develop [...]

24 12, 2013

Wick newspapers print holiday ads to thank readers

2017-05-02T13:49:24+00:00 December 24th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , |

This holiday season Wick newspapers ran holiday ads in an effort to thank their readers, clients and partners. Wick's Tucson-based Central Design department, which designs most of the company's print and online advertising, designed the ads. The advertisements feature a group picture and a note thanking readers. See examples below. Williston Herald Tucson Weekly Montrose Daily Press The Daily Iberian Capital Journal Eastern Arizona Courier Wick Central Design

4 12, 2013

Joe Richter to retire from the Wick board of directors

2017-05-02T13:49:24+00:00 December 4th, 2013|

Joe Richter and Steve Phillips, Chairman of the Board Joe Richter will retire from the Wick Board of Directors effective December 31, 2013. At his last Board meeting November 19 in Phoenix Mr. Richter was recognized for his service to Wick Communications. Mr. Richter joined the Wick Communications Board of Directors in 2003. Mr. Richter was born in Bridgeport, Conn. and earned a bachelor's degree in [...]