I’ve considered adding a line to my MinnPost bio that reads, “I’m not blogging your journalism award unless I agree with it and your work had real impact.”
Truth be told, I’m not sure how Nick Vlcek has changed the course of Minnesota history, but the City Pages art director may have won more hardware than anyone in town — and that’s something I agree with. Now, after eight years and 400 covers, Vlcek is departing in a little over a month, editor Kevin Hoffman confirms. The journalismjobs.com ad is here.
I haven’t yet connected with Nick to see where he’s going (Hoffman says the destination is uncertain), but he’s been a very well-liked survivor of a tumultuous time as CP become webbier and flashier.
The best nod to Nick is his work. Under his direction, City Pages’ covers often pop, and Nick is a pretty damned good photographer in his own right. (Two recent covers and a Nick feature photo are below.)
Whomever snaps this guy up will be a lucky title indeed, and City Pages faces a formidable challenge replacing him.