Stacey Thidrickson

Stacey Thidrickson

Associate editor, news

Stacey Thidrickson got a taste for journalism as a teenager when she got her first byline in the Selkirk Journal — the same newspaper that helped launch her career more than 20 years ago.

She worked at the Interlake Spectator, Stonewall Argus, Portage la Prairie Daily Graphic and Winnipeg Sun before landing a copy editor’s job at the Winnipeg Free Press in 2007.

Stacey became the Free Press’ first female night news editor, curating hundreds of front pages. She moved into the position of associate editor of operations and engagement in 2018 and became associate editor of news in 2020.

Recent articles of Stacey Thidrickson

A death in the family: passion for journalism born, raised at weeklies

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A death in the family: passion for journalism born, raised at weeklies

Stacey Thidrickson 3 minute read Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2020

My first byline appeared in the Selkirk Journal about 25 years ago, and I still remember that feeling of pride. It wasn’t much of a story, but it was thrilling for a teenager who was heading off to journalism school. 

At the time, the Journal was a thriving community institution. Its many readers scoured the pages every week to see what was happening at council meetings, who was in trouble with the law and who was celebrating a birthday or an anniversary (this was well before social media). And there was advertising — lots of it.

So when the Journal gave me my first job out of college, I was eager to succeed. I worked 50 hours a week. I was a reporter, a photographer, a headline writer, an editor and a designer. I made wages barely above the poverty line. I started work early in the morning and often worked late into the evening. I combed through arrest reports, covered every small-town festival known to man, sat through hours-long rural Manitoba council meetings, attended countless community events and even shot a gun once for a story.

And I loved it.

Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2020

Stacey Thidrickson got her start working at the Selkirk Journal when it was owned by Interlake Publishing.

We check out eight restaurant chains popular with Winnipeggers

Alison Gillmor, Jill Wilson and Stacey Thidrickson  26 minute read Preview

We check out eight restaurant chains popular with Winnipeggers

Alison Gillmor, Jill Wilson and Stacey Thidrickson  26 minute read Friday, Dec. 7, 2018

Chain restaurants. Seems folks either love ‘em or hate ‘em.

There are the people who mercilessly pick on chains — the wait for a table, the atmosphere, the mammoth multi-page menus...

Oh, and the food. Especially the food.

But then there are the diners who find comfort in the ubiquity, discounts and myriad item choices the recognizable brands serve.

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018

Mike Sudoma / Winnipeg Free Press
Earls Polo Park head chef, Danelle Diaferia, serves dishes of Hunan Chicken Kung Pao and Warm Kale Salad .