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  • Larry Hensley promoted to President and Publisher for the Advocate Communications Effective July 7, 2014 Larry Hensley has been promoted to President and Publisher for the Advocate Communications. Larry started his career at Schurz in 2007 as CFO of the Petoskey Media Group in Petoskey, Michigan. In 2008, Larry was promoted with...
  • KWCH 12 Eyewitness News at 10:00 p.m. Ratings Double the Competition Wichita, Kan. June, 2014 – KWCH 12 Eyewitness News continues to be Kansans’ first choice for local news, weather, and sports. During the May’s Nielson ratings time frame, KWCH 12 won the households and demographics during key news periods. In early, late,...
  • KWCH 12 General Sales Manager Named 40 Under 40 WICHITA, KS May 23, 2014 – General Sales Manager Marcus Wilkerson has been named a “40 Under 40” by the Wichita Business Journal. Wilkerson began his broadcast career in 1999 as an account executive for KWCV (later known as KSCW), the WB affiliate. Whe...
  • WDBJ7 wins Murrow, AP and Emmy awards WDBJ7 in Roanoke, VA won Regional Murrow, Emmy and Associated Press awards announced in April and May. The 2014 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award from RTDNA was for best Website. This was the first time the WDBJ7 Website has won the prestigious award....
  • Bloomington Herald-Times staff wins 18 journalism awards The Bloomington Herald-Times won 18 awards in the 2014 Society of Professional Journalists Best of Indiana awards. The Herald-Times Staff took four firsts, nine seconds, four thirds and one honorable mention. Jon Blau and Abby Tonsing led the effort...
  • Cory Bollinger named Vice President of Publishing Indiana based Schurz Communications, Inc. is realigning oversight of its publishing division.  Senior Vice President Publishing and Emerging Media, Kerry Oslund, announced today that publishing veteran, Cory Bollinger, has been named to the newly crea...
  • Purdue University Innovation Prize winners announced Shopping and tracking technology were all the rage at the spring 2014 edition of the Purdue University Innovation Prize on May 29th. The competition sponsored by Schurz Communications and Purdue University's entrepreneurial hub The Foundry was held in...
  • Kerry Oslund and Scott Schurz, Jr. promoted at Schurz Communications Kerry Oslund and Scott Schurz Jr. have been promoted to new roles on the Schurz Communications Inc. (SCI) senior corporate staff. Effective May 1, Oslund, formerly the Vice President of Digital Media, became the Senior Vice President of Publishing and ...
  • Max Relevance Wins Two Telly Awards WICHITA, KS April 30, 2014 – Sunflower Broadcasting Inc.’s internal digital agency, Max Relevance, won two Telly Awards for outstanding commercial work. Max Relevance received a Silver Telly, the highest award offered, in the Local TV/cable Non-Profit cat...
  • Bus-tracking app wins Schurz prize SOUTH BEND — An app that allows city buses and public school buses to be tracked and tagged by riders in real time won the top prize Monday in the Notre Dame-Schurz Prize competition for innovation. App developer Sean Fitzgerald, a Notre Dame junio...
  • SCI Indiana papers win 21 awards in APME contest Staff members at Schurz Communications Indiana newspapers won 21 awards in the Indiana Associated Press Media Editors annual contest announced April 26, including the top photo award. The Bloomington Herald-Times won 10 awards, the South Bend Tribune e...
  • KWCH 12 Wins Three Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards WICHITA, KS April 22, 2014 – For the second year in a row, KWCH 12 has won the Edward R. Murrow award for Small Market Overall Excellence. The award for Overall Excellence is selected by evaluating a station’s overall body of work; ranging from newscasts,...
  • Daily American receives Pennsylvania awards The Daily American's newsroom in Somerset, Pa., has received several state honors in journalism. In the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editor's  News Excellence Competition the Daily American received three awards. The newspaper swept the Be...
  • SCI print contest winners are named The 2013 annual and third triannual Schurz Communications print contest winners have been announced. Jake Womer from the Hagerstown, MD Herald-Mail and David Snodgress from the Bloomington, IN Herald-Times are the contest coordinators. The annual co...
  • Herald-Times, Tribune win 15 awards in photo contest The Bloomington, IN Herald-Times and the South Bend Tribune won 15 awards in the Indiana News Photographers Association contest announced in March. The Herald-Times won 11 awards and the Tribune four. The top individual performance was by Chris Howe...
  • Antietam donates $500,000 in Broadband services Antietam Cable Television, Inc. announced a partnership with Washington County Public Schools that will bring discounted Internet service to WCPS students and their families who currently do not have Internet service. Antietam Cable approached WCPS wit...
  • Herald-Mail Media Large Business of the Year Herald-Mail Media in Hagerstown, MD was named the Washington County Large Business of the Year during the 15th annual Washington County Business Awards. The event is held to recognize excellence in local businesses in six categories. There were about 1...
  • Chris Dautel joining SCI corporate staff Chris Dautel has  joined the Schurz Communications corporate staff as Electronic Division Controller and Strategic Analyst. Chris has been the Vice President of Finance and Business Affairs for WSBT-TV for the last seven years. In addition, a po...
  • Cable TV Hall of Fame adds Orbitel's Scullaw Jerry "Chief'” Scullawl of Orbitel Communications in Sun Lakes, AZ was inducted into the Southwest Cable Television's Hall of Fame at a dinner in Scottsdale. Inductees are cited for their long tenure in the industry and for significant contribution...
  • Charles Pittman retiring at Schurz Communications Charles Pittman, senior vice president for publishing at Schurz Communications, will  retire effective March 31. Pittman made his announcement in a call to Schurz Communication’s publishers the last week of January. He has spent the last 11 year...