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We’d like to thank everyone again for the continuing love and support we’ve received since Steve’s passing. This post is to remind and provide some more details for Steve’s memorial service, which will take place at 4pm, Saturday April 8, at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Minneapolis, MN. Directions to the venue are also on the website.
For guests arriving on Friday the 7th, we welcome you to join us at Pinstripes in Edina, MN from 5pm-7pm for bowling and other fun.
If you plan to attend either event and haven’t already been in contact with one of us, please let Mike Buttry know at email@example.com.
Finally, there are blocks of hotel rooms available for out-of-town guests under the name “Buttry Memorial.”
- The Embassy Suites Minneapolis North is directly adjacent to the Earle Brown Heritage Center. Reservations under the block close on March 21.
- The Westin Edina Galleria is located near Mike and Susie in Edina, about 20 minutes away from the venue. Reservations under the block close on April 1.
Again, thank you for the continued love and support. While the pain of Steve’s passing is still with us, we have found genuine solace in the positive impact he’s had on so many of your lives.
Mimi, Tom, Mike and Joe
The public memorial for Steve Buttry will take place on 4:00pm, Saturday, April 8th at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Minneapolis, MN. This will be a celebration of Steve’s life and we welcome everyone who wishes to attend. We are working to set up a block of rooms at the Embassy Suites hotel adjacent to the venue, which should be available to book starting on Monday, February 27. In lieu of flowers, please contribute any memorials to the Steve Buttry Scholarship Fund at the Manship School of Mass Communications at LSU.
We would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support we’ve received since Steve’s passing. We will continue to moderate and post comments (though nowhere near as rapidly as Steve would) for the next couple of weeks.
Below are the links to several touching and publicly posted tributes about Steve. These are by no means comprehensive, and of course, don’t include all of the touching personal messages and comments we’ve received in the past few days.
- One of the tributes that Steve would have loved is that his obituary led to the largest single day of traffic this site ever received (over 14,000 page views on Monday, and over 17,000 overall for his obituary so far). He also trended nationally on Twitter on Monday afternoon.
- Benjamin Mullin of Poynter collected a series of remembrances from some of Steve’s closest colleagues.
- Dan Finney, Mandy Jenkins and Kathleen Bartzen Culver wrote about Steve’s impact on their careers.
- LSU student media also covered Steve’s life and time with the university with a video segment and letter from the editor.
- Steve was also memorialized by several newspapers he either worked at, or from local communities where he was active, including the Des Moines Register, Omaha World-Herald, Cedar Rapids Gazette, Baton Rouge Advocate, and the Daily Reveille.
Again, thank you so much for all of the love and support.
Mimi, Tom, Mike and Joe
I’ve received some welcome attention from media lately, mostly because of my holiday letter, which acknowledged my terminal cancer.
Daniel Finney, a longtime friend who’s a Des Moines Register columnist, wrote his Christmas Day column about Mimi and me, after interviewing us both.
Another old friend, Paul Stevens, noted the Finney piece in his Connecting newsletter, which prompted some praise in a subsequent edition of Connecting from John Lumpkin, yet another old friend.
Next came an interview Tuesday evening with Jim Engster on the Louisiana Radio Network.
Also Tuesday, Current published a story I wrote about journalism ethics and community involvement.
Update: Sunday, Jan. Matt Hansen’s column in the Omaha World-Herald was about Mimi (and men who command women they don’t even know to “Smile!”). But I got a mention.
I am teaching a class at Washington and Lee University today on news literacy.
We’ll be discussing fake news sites and I will be showing the students these links: