Our Team

The Prince Albert Daily Herald

PUBLISHER

John Morash — Publisher

john.morash@paherald.sk.ca

Phone: 765-1300

 

 

NEWSROOM

Perry Bergson — Managing editor

perry.bergson@paherald.sk.ca

Phone: 765-1302

No faxes please

 

Tyler Clarke — Reporter

tclarke@paherald.sk.ca

Phone: 764-4276 Ext 243

 

Matt Gardner — Reporter

matt.gardner@paherald.sk.ca

Phone: 764-4276 Ext 249

 

Jodi Schellenberg — Reporter

jodi.schellenberg@paherald.sk.ca

Phone: 764-4276 Ext 248

 

Andrew Schopp — Sports reporter

andrew.schopp@paherald.sk.ca

Phone: 764-4276 Ext 244

 

Kristen McEwen — Sports reporter

kristen.mcewen@paherald.sk.ca

Phone 764-4276 Ext 245

 

• Please send letters to the editor and press releases to:

editorial@paherald.sk.ca

• To contact sports:

sports@paherald.sk.ca

• To add an item to our Community Calendar or to contact Rural Roots:

rural.roots@paherald.sk.ca

• The newsroom does not have a fax machine.

 

 

ADVERTISING

John Morash — Interim

john.morash@paherald.sk.ca

Phone: 765-1300

 

Meghan MacFarlane — Digital Sales & Operations Supervisor

mmacfarlane@paherald.sk.ca

Phone: 306-765-1305

 

Megan Munro — Marketing Executive

megan.munro@paherald.sk.ca

Phone: 306-764-4276 Ext 228

Fax: 306-763-6747

 

Ashley Gee — Marketing Executive

ashley.gee@paherald.sk.ca

Phone: 306-764-4276 Ext 239

Fax: 306-763-6747

 

Taras Kachkowski — Marketing Executive

taras.kachkowski@paherald.sk.ca

Phone: 306-764-4276 Ext 240

Fax: 306-763-6747

 

Wendy Doktor — Marketing Executive

wendy.doktor@paherald.sk.ca

Phone: 306-764-4276 Ext 252

Fax: 306-763-6747

 

 

CLASSIFIEDS

Piyush Barad — Classifieds

piyush.barad@paherald.sk.ca

Phone: 764-4276 Ext 236

 

 

ACCOUNTING

Vicki Chaboyer — Accounting Clerk

vicki.chaboyer@mjtimes.sk.ca

Phone: 764-4276 Ext 224

 

 

CIRCULATION

Didn't get your paper?

Lorraine Brassard — Circulation Manager

lorraine.brassard@paherald.sk.ca

Phone: 765-1304

 

PRODUCTION

Terry Munro — IT/Web Site Coordinator

tmunro@paherald.sk.ca

Phone: 765-1303

 

 

 ABOUT US

For more than 120 years, the Daily Herald has served Prince Albert through changing times. The Herald traces its roots to the Prince Albert Advocate, which was begun in 1894 as one of several weekly newspapers serving the community at that time.

In 1911, W.F. Herman, who later served as publisher of the Windsor Daily Star in Ontario, bought the Herald and made the switch to a daily newspaper. In one of the ironies of history, the exact date on which the Herald was first published as a daily has been lost.

Old files of the original issues were destroyed, reported the Herald in a special edition marking 25 years as a daily. Thus the “medium of record” for Prince Albert has incomplete records for itself.

The Herald has occupied various homes in the city including the Ross Block on River Street, a Presbyterian Church on 11th Street, the building now known as Karcher Apartments on 11th Street West and the present location, 30 10th St. E. Along with varied locations, the Herald has used a variety of technologies to gather, print and distribute the news for Prince Albert. From the earliest days when type was laboriously set to today’s up-to-date computer systems, the newspaper has progressed with the times.

The most recent change, accomplished during 1996, was a switch from a 1980s computer system to a MacIntosh system. Under the previous system, copy was written, edited and headlines written on the computer system. Then production staff would typeset the material, printing it out from a typesetter. The strips of text and headlines were then pieced together on a waxed sheet, fitting them in with the advertisements — created by the same sort of process — and photographs. When the page is complete, a negative is shot and that is then used to create the metal plate that carries the image on the press.

Under the new system, an editor can design an entire page while sitting at the computer screen. The text is moved from one file to another and the type style can be changed at the push of a button. The elements of the page — advertisements, photos, graphics and text — can be arranged and rearranged until the best design is achieved. Then, when all is in place for a page, it can be printed directly onto a negative. With one step of the process deleted, the image is crisper and cleaner, offering readers a newspaper that is more attractive and easier to read. The new Mac system offers Herald staff a chance to create a product that is of higher quality than ever before.

Along with this technological change, come others. In the first days of the Herald as a daily, the news service came via telegraph wires. Today, the news is transmitted by satellite. Advertisements are sent by e-mail. Photos can be sent and received from other newspapers in digital form, reshaped to suit local needs, and may never see paper until the press runs. The fax machine works constantly. Calls can be recorded on voice mail. And technology is only a part of the change the Herald has seen in recent years.

In October 1995, the Herald moved from being a part of the Thomson newspaper chain to being a part of Hollinger newspapers. Under Thomson, the Herald was linked to the Moose Jaw Times-Herald and the Swift Current Booster in Saskatchewan.

Later, Hollinger acquired these three papers, which was followed by the purchase of the Regina Leader-Post and the Saskatoon StarPhoenix.

In the summer of 2002, the Daily Herald, the Moose Jaw Times-Herald and Swift Current Booster, along with the Saskatoon-based printer Ad Ventures, were purchased by Transcontinental, a Quebec-based printer-publisher.

Over the years, the role of the local newspaper has stayed that of the primary news source for the people of the city. Our pages are a mirror of Prince Albert: good news or bad, accomplishments or tragedies, opinions and ideas, with our city as the focus.

And, there are aspects of the newspaper business that remain the same, regardless of the decade. The ability of reporters to gather facts and give them meaning for the reader, the ability of advertisers to tell their story to would-be buyers, the daily hum of the press, and the carrier who faithfully delivers the newspaper to your door are constants that will carry on.

For more than 100 years, and far into the future, the Herald will be here for Prince Albert readers.