Who is Wieck?

What makes us tick

Pioneering today’s online newsroom, Wieck is a web development, content management and multimedia production company fueled by strategic techies and storytellers. Combining human intelligence with artificial intelligence, we exist to help the world’s best news organizations and public relations, marketing and communications teams share and monitor their stories.

We don’t mean to toot our own horn, but we’re kind of like a backseat driver people actually like. Pushing pedal to metal, we’re racing against industry standards to see how far we can take our clients.

Maybe it’s why The New York Times News Service, our very first client, has remained with us since May of 1991, when we dramatically sped up their photo distribution process.

“If there’s no solid proof we can’t do something, we will find a way,” said Wieck President & CEO Tim Roberts. “Underdogs determined to improve the photo transmission process, we began experimenting with client websites in the early 90’s when Macs were computers we rented.”

Nearly 25 years later, Wieck is still blazing the technological trail with continuous development of new tools and software.

A trusted content adviser to Fortune 500 companies, we’re a company founded on principles of long-time photojournalists, editors and media producers. Deadline oriented and customer-centric, we are solution finders who strive to surpass our client’s needs.

Whether it’s web development, content management or multimedia production, Wieck has the technology and people power needed to communicate your message to the world in a timely, compelling manner.

Techie Tidbit: In 1991, the NYTNS distributed photos to clients via mailed packages and a single telephone line attached to an analog drum transmitter. It took about 10 minutes to transmit black and white photos, while colored images took three times as long. Only one photo could be sent to one client at a time.

Enter Wieck. With a single transmission to the Wieck photo database – which was connected to a multi-channel matrix switchbox with multiple lines attached – Wieck could distribute NYTNS photos and graphics to multiple clients at once.

Today, text, images and videos are downloaded in seconds (or less) from the custom-built distribution platform Wieck designed for the news service and the New York Times Syndication Services. Wieck also distributes data files for other companies within The NYT umbrella. The TimesDigest, for example, is distributed to commercial points and military bases on land and sea around the world – even to crewmembers aboard the International Space Station!