I am the Lamar Family Visiting Scholar at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University. To contact me by email, write me at stephenbuttry (at) gmail (dot) com.
Before coming to LSU, I was Digital Transformation Editor for Digital First Media, which I joined in 2011, when it was the Journal Register Co. In 2010-11, I was director of community engagement for TBD.com, a local news site covering the Washington Metro Area. From 2008 to 2010, I was at Gazette Communications in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where I was editor of The Gazette and GazetteOnline and C3 Innovation Coach. I was named Editor of the Year in 2010 by Editor & Publisher.
I have spent more than 40 years in the news business, starting as a carrier for the Columbus Citizen-Journal (may it rest in peace) in Ohio in the 1960s when I was in junior high. I started writing professionally for the Evening Sentinel (also deceased) in Shenandoah, Iowa, in August 1971, when I was getting ready to start my senior year of high school. I’ve worked as a reporter, editor and writing coach for the Des Moines Register, Kansas City Star and Times, Minot Daily News and Omaha World-Herald.
From 2005 to 2008, I worked for the American Press Institute, teaching and researching innovation and training journalists and media executives around the world. Much of my work focused on the Newspaper Next innovation project. I started training journalists in the 1990s and have trained at newsrooms, conferences and seminars around the world.
You can read and watch more in separate pages about my journalism career, my journalism training career, my journalism teaching career, disclosures about me, videos of me and my consulting and training services or in my Google profile, Timetoast timeline of my career, Pinterest pinboard about my career or my curriculum vita.
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