Media Moves

Hickman becomes ME at Arizona paper

August 30, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The following excerpt was sent out from Editor & Publisher:

Matt Hickman (Photo: Editor & Publisher)

The Herald/Review (Sierra Vista, Arizona) has named Matt Hickman its new managing editor.

Hickman, 48, previously worked for the paper from 1998-2015 as a sports reporter, sports editor and assistant managing editor, during which time he won more than 30 statewide awards, mostly for sports coverage and column writing.

In 2015, Hickman left Cochise County to be the managing editor at another Wick Communications property, the Williston Herald in Williston, North Dakota, and in 2016 he added managing editor duties at the Sidney Herald across the Montana state line.

By mid-2016 he was off to Alaska to become the managing editor at the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman in Wasilla, and in 2017 took over the same position at the Anchorage Press. By the start of 2018, he was promoted to general manager of Alaska’s only alternative weekly newspaper where he remained until April of 2022.

Up until last week, Hickman worked in New York City for the Penske Media Corporation as a reporter covering the business and technology behind the fashion industry for the B2B-focused Sourcing Journal, as well as its sister publications Women’s Wear Daily and Footwear News.

“The Herald/Review is so much more than just a newspaper — it’s podcasts, videos, social media, magazines, photo galleries, an events hub, a marketplace for ideas,” Hickman said. “But whatever the medium, the purpose is the same — to tell meaningful stories truthfully, sincerely and fearlessly.”

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