The incoming managing editor of an arts and entertainment publication in Indianapolis says interactivity is key to success in the newspaper industry. Ed Wenck, who starts at NUVO next month, says he will focus on increasing social media presence and creating viral content. In a Studio(i) interview, Wenck discusses Indianapolis' growing arts scene and why he thinks it is a “very exciting time” to be in the newspaper industry.

September 17, 2013

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Long-time Indianapolis radio personality Ed Wenck will turn his talents to print when he joins NUVO as managing editor.

Jim Poyser, a 17-year NUVO veteran, retired as managing editor last month to pursue his passion for climate-change education with the local nonprofit Earth Charter Indiana.

Wenck, who won the Indiana Broadcasters Spectrum Award for a serialized feature on NASCAR and bootlegging, has contributed many freelance articles to NUVO over the years, including a June cover story, “Tale of Two Kidneys: A Love Story,” which chronicled local actress Karen Irwin's experience donating a kidney to her boyfriend.

Most recently, Wenck was an account manager for ESPN 1070 and The Fan/107.5 FM/Network Indiana. Prior to this assignment, he anchored “Indy's Afternoon News” on WIBC for three years and co-hosted “The Wank & O'Brien Show” from 2004-2010. In addition to numerous freelance writing assignments, Wenck has authored three books, most recently “Know Your Zombies” with Lou Harry in 2001 for Blue River Press. He attended Syracuse University where he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of fine arts.

Source: NUVO

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