I get a little attention now and then in blogs, columns, stories and other discussions of media issues. Here were some of my 2014 mentions:
New York Times
On the other hand, I did get a mention and a second quote, attributed to Digital First Media, my company at the time, in the New York Times Innovation Report (mention on P. 87, blind quote on Page 15).
Other Times mentions included a quote about verification of video images in Margaret Sullivan’s Public Editor blog, and a quote in Ravi Somaiya’s story on the demise of Thunderdome.
Dean Baquet response
The Times made no notice of Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet’s response to my criticism of him and other top editors who don’t use Twitter. But the exchange was noted by the Washington Post, Columbia Journalism Review, Fishbowl, Tim McGuire, Michael Conniff, Alexander Howard, Mathew Ingram, Jeff Jarvis, Staci Kramer, Richard Prince and Dave Winer. It certainly drew more attention than anything else I did on the blog this year.
When @blippoblappo and @crushingbort did a guest post for Esquire about their plagiarism investigation of Fareed Zakaria, I merited a brief mention.
Other Zakaria mentions
I also got a mention from my old friend Erik Wemple (for noting Krystal Knapp’s effective use of community engagement in breaking the story that NBC’s Nancy Snyderman wasn’t observing the voluntary quarantine that NBC announced upon her crew’s return from Africa, covering the Ebola story. I also was “my tech-savvy friend Steve” in a Gene Weingarten column about him finally getting a iPhone. I’ve been called worse. In fact, I was called worse by Gene in a rant on branding related to the brief change of my blog name to Mmm. Smooth Buttry Goodness.
My friends at Poynter Online give me nods almost monthly. Sam Kirkland wrote about Project Unbolt for Poynter and mentioned the project in a later post on a reorganization at the Atlanta Journal Constitution. David Cohn also mentioned my work on Project Unbolt (with some accurate criticism of DFM’s content management systems). Andrew Beaujon wrote the morning of Thunderdome’s demise, but before the official announcement, that I would be among those leaving. I might have been his “source.” Rick Edmonds interviewed me about the demise of Thunderdome. And I got a passing mention in another post about people leaving Digital First Media. Andrew also noted my hiring by LSU. And I got a mention as a contributor when Poynter announced publication of the Verification Handbook. Benjamin Mullin plugged my post noting the Times’ error in not publishing the Innovation Report. Kristen Hare plugged my criticism of the first draft of the revised Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics. Andrew also noted one of my posts about Fareed Zakaria’s plagiarism.
American Press Institute
I left API more than six years ago, but still show up occasionally in the daily Need to Know roundup.
I also got frequent mentions in this British journalism blog, which cited me about Project Unbolt, headline writing, Newspeg, newsroom change at Trinity Mirror, reporting on traumatic events, community engagement and curation. I was especially pleased that I’m still on their list of 50 blogs for journalists.
Bleacher Report’s King Kaufman, whom I finally met when he visited LSU in November, mentioned me several times: about the Verification Handbook,a speech I made on journalism ethics, the Twitter response to my getting fired, my job-hunting tips, the new Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics, my discussion of Jay Rosen’s “digital thinking” class and two posts about plagiarism and Fareed Zakaria (that one of those discussions merited a CNN mention).
American Journalism Review
MediaShift blogs dropped my name in posts on digital portfolios, the Verification Handbook and teaching social media. I also contributed a guest post about the Manship School students’ social media projects.
Columbia Journalism Review
In addition to the Baquet mention, a Facebook comment about crowdfunding drew interest from CJR, as did my response to the new Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics.
Editor & Publisher
Dallas Morning News
It’s All Journalism
Update: Mike O’Connell of It’s All Journalism reminds me that I was a guest on their podcast, discussing the New York Times Innovation report.
I got various other mentions in media blogs from Jeff Jarvis, Mathew Ingram, Douglas Arellanes, Lucy Dean, Josh Stearns, Susmita Baral, Kevin O’Keefe, D.B. Hebbard, Richard Prince, Amy Simons, John McIntyre, Michael Depp and Sydney Smith. My hire at LSU also drew attention from NOLA.com and other Louisiana media. And the student newspaper and news site, The Daily Reveille, quoted me a few times.
I started a Tumblr blog Buttrynyms, noting how I’m referred to in various online mentions. I intended to use it as kind of a humble-brag thing, spoofing the references with self-deprecation. But I didn’t stick with it. Maybe I’m better at straight bragging, such as most of this post. And no one wants a Tumblr on that. A year-end boastpost is plenty.
As usual, most of my mentions came in tweets. Jay Rosen’s tweet will be in the cover letter of every application I ever submit for a teaching position:
I love a good use of “gobsmacked”:
— Trevor Knoblich (@MobileTrevor) November 8, 2014
— Erica Abbott (@erica_abbott) November 3, 2014
— Brian Moritz (@bpmoritz) October 17, 2014
— Mandy Jenkins (@mjenkins) September 26, 2014
— David Dobbs (@David_Dobbs) September 19, 2014
— Kathryn Eident (@kaeident) September 15, 2014
I speak for all Tim’s everywhere when I say we shudder at the frightening presence of @stevebuttry landing.
— timmcguire (@timmcguire) September 14, 2014
— Scott Leadingham (@scottleadingham) September 6, 2014
— Carrie Brown (@Brizzyc) August 21, 2014
— Alan Mairson (@AlanMairson) June 9, 2014
All of @stevebuttry‘s post on Twitter are good and useful. It’s like picking out a favorite Beatles song.
— Brian Moritz (@bpmoritz) August 14, 2014
— Ivan Lajara (@ivanlajara) July 23, 2014
— Mark Loundy (@MarkLoundy) May 11, 2014
Great news, besides our plane being on time, is that we have already cleared US customs and immigration. Oh, and @stevebuttry not on flight!
— David Heyman (@dcborn61) April 19, 2014
Not that he doesn’t have enough on his platter, @stevebuttry wowed my class w/cases on digital ethics. Marvelous. Thanks
— amy eisman (@aeisman) April 16, 2014
Everyone, in every field, should be as generous with their advice and knowledge as @stevebuttry. Maybe I need to do it more too.
— Anna Tarkov (@AnnaTarkov) April 11, 2014
.@stevebuttry Just keep the unbolted/rebolted metaphors from poking out of the neck of a lurching living-dead monster.🙂
— bob stepno (@bobstep) March 5, 2014
— Chris March (@marchmcfly) February 13, 2014
— Jeff Jarvis (@jeffjarvis) January 5, 2014
— Sean F. Driscoll (@SeanFDriscoll) January 3, 2014
When Digital First Media shut down Thunderdome, the response was uplifting:
— David Dobbs (@David_Dobbs) April 5, 2014
@stevebuttry, a gentleman, a scholar and a journalist of the highest calibre. Best of luck, sir!
— Rick Thomason (@RickThomason) April 3, 2014
— Helen Bennett (@newsgirlct) April 3, 2014
@stevebuttry is a great journalist and a helluva good guy. He did a great job of leading and teaching. And it wasn’t enough. That’s sad.
— Mike Morsch (@mmorsch35) April 3, 2014
@stevebuttry You used your role not only to help DFM, but also to get journalists everywhere thinking about digital. Wishing you the best!
— Melissa Juergensen (@MLJ_WebGirl) April 3, 2014
@stevebuttry very nice meeting you Steve. You gave some practical advice and skipped the bullshit. I appreciate your candor. Best of luck.
— Esteban L. Hernandez (@EstebanHRZ) April 2, 2014
— Ryan Frank (@rfrnk) April 2, 2014
— Cheryl Sadler, MLIS (@sadlercheryl) April 2, 2014
— Dan Gillmor (@dangillmor) April 2, 2014
— Andrea Rich (@A_RichLDNews) March 27, 2014
My hiring at LSU brought some nice responses:
— Matt Mansfield (@mattmansfield) June 16, 2014
— Margaret Sullivan (@Sulliview) June 16, 2014
— Chris March (@marchmcfly) June 16, 2014
@stevebuttry I’m guessing your chair was endowed by United Airlines to get you off their planes.
— Jeff Jarvis (@jeffjarvis) June 16, 2014
@stevebuttry Congratulations, Steve. Seems like a great fit for you — you’ve been teaching journalists in all types of venues for years.
— Gerri Berendzen (@gerrrib) June 16, 2014
I was touched by the farewells from my Digital First colleagues:
— JessicaBenes (@JessicaBenes) July 1, 2014
— Matt DeRienzo (@mattderienzo) July 1, 2014
— Jack Rosenberry (@JackRosenberry) June 23, 2014
My disclosure that I have lymphoma resulted in lots of supportive tweets and a nice hashtag:
— Jeff Jarvis (@jeffjarvis) December 13, 2014