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Steve Buttry
Worked at Louisiana State University
Attended Creighton University, various classes, 1990s
Lives in Herndon, VA
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Sorry I didn't have these numbers yesterday for the Advocate reporter. But here's a closer look at the revenue challenges facing The Daily Reveille​ & LSU Student Media: 
The Daily Reveille and other LSU Student Media products need a new strategy and stronger revenues to continue producing excellent products and providing valuable experience to our students. I blogg...
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The New York Times made embarrassing corrections to a story based mostly on unnamed sources. Hmmm, has this ever happened before? 
Last week I noted that the New York Times consistently fails to meet its own standards regarding unnamed sources and linking to digital sources of content. I invited responses from Times Executive ...
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I continue yesterday's discussion of linking with a rant, inspired by a Nieman Lab piece that summarized newspapers' stubborn resistance: 
I remain an optimist that newspapers aren't dying. But if they die, the cause of death will be suicide, not that the evil Internet killed them. Hyperlinks are not a matter of life or death, even in...
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When we were colleagues at Digital First Media, I admired Brian Charles​' work (and presented him with a Journalist of the Year award). Now we're going to be working together to lead LSU Student Media. 
I am pleased to announce that Brian Charles will be joining me at LSU later this month as a Student Media adviser. I think I first met Brian in 2013, when I was visiting the Pasadena Star-News for ...
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As Gannett appears headed toward a single national news operation, I offer some observations and advice on such a venture, from my own experience:
I have some advice for Larry Kramer and Gannett on running a nationwide network of newsrooms as a single operation. Ken Doctor speculated yesterday that Kramer, publisher of USA Today, might lead G...
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Many headlines & tweets about the crash that killed John and Alicia Nash just mention one of them. Not the one who inspired Jennifer Connelly's Oscar-winning performance. Didn't Alicia Nash deserve a mention? 
I saw a bit of sexism on display by media and Twitter users in noting the deaths of John and Alicia Nash, the couple whose lives were portrayed in the movie "A Beautiful Mind." The Nashes died in a...
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It's time to expand the conversation about the future of The Daily Reveille​ & all LSU Student Media: 
Last week Elizabeth Crisp of the Advocate emailed me saying she wanted to write a "story about the direction things could be heading and your thoughts on the future of student media at LSU." I had ...
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I'm leading a Society of Professional Journalists webinar on job-hunting this Wednesday. Would love to share some of your advice & examples. 
I will be leading a webinar Wednesday (1 Eastern time) for the Society of Professional Journalists on job-hunting for journalists (but non-journos are welcome, too): FREE SPJ webinar: Job hunting f...
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I combine comments on Glenn Greenwald's post about New York Times promiscuity on unnamed sources and Margaret Sullivan​'s post on linking: 
The New York Times often and flagrantly violates its own standards for attribution. Executive Editor Dean Baquet ignored my call earlier this year for him to lose his famous temper about the Times'...
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Thanks to Jim Romenesko​ for shining his spotlight for so many years into journalism's darkened corners. 
The best 'Headless Body in Topless Bar' obit yet, says my emailer. — Romenesko (@romenesko) June 10, 2015 I don't think I ever leaked a newsroom memo to Jim Romenesko, but I kinda wish I had, and I...
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The American Press Institute​ releases two reports on innovation in news organizations, one offering a strategy, the other citing best practices. They remind me of the Newspaper Next project when I was at API. I hope this one leads to deeper, more lasting change in the news biz, because we need it. Still. 
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An editor asks about digital production -- how to measure reporters' productivity and how to deal with complaints that some are doing more than others. I answer. https://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/what-digital-productivity-expectations-should-reporters-meet/
An editor at a mid-sized newsroom asked me some questions about digital productivity expectations for reporters: We are banging our heads against the wall about this: How much content should report...
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Director of Student Media, LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication
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  • Louisiana State University
    Lamar Visiting Scholar, 2014 - 2015
    I came to LSU in 2014 as Lamar Visiting Scholar and became Director of Student Media in May 2015.
  • Digital First Media
    Director of Community Engagement & Social Media, 2011 - 2014
    I came to the Journal Register Co. in 2011 as Director of Community Engagement. The company changed to Digital First Media and my job changed to Digital Transformation Editor. I led 75+ newsrooms in training, leadership development and culture change in pursuing stronger digital performance.
  • TBD.com
    Director of Community Engagement, 2010 - 2011
    I led the community engagement staff for a short-lived Washington, DC, local news startup.
  • American Press Institute, 2005-8
    Director of Tailored Programs, 2005 - 2008
    I sold and delivered API programs to news companies, press associations and journalism organizations around the world. I played key roles in the research, training and promotion of the Newspaper Next project
  • Omaha World-Herald, 1993-8, 2000-5
    National Correspondent and Writing Coach
    I worked two hitches for the World-Herald, as a reporter from 1993 to 1998 and as national correspondent and writing coach from 2000 to 2005.
  • Des Moines Register, 1977-85, 1998-2000
    Religion Editor and Writing Coach, 1998 - 2000
    I spent two hitches at the Des Moines Register, as a copy editor, assistant city editor, assistant metro/Iowa editor and reporter from 1977 to 1985, and as religion editor and writing coach from 1998 to 2000.
  • Minot Daily News, 1991-2
    Editor, 1991 - 1992
    I was editor of the Minot Daily News from 1991 to 1992
  • Kansas City Star and Times, 1985-91
    Assistant Managing Editor/National & Mid-America, 1985 - 1991
    I was assistant national/mid-America editor, national/mid-America editor, assistant managing editor/national/mid-America and agribusiness reporter.
  • Shenandoah (IA) Evening Sentinel, 1971-77
    Magnaging Editor, 1971 - 1977
    I worked for the Sentinel before and after going to college, starting as a sports writer, and serving as sports editor, news intern, news reporter, editorial page editor, and finally managing editor.
  • Gazette Communications, 2008-2010
    Editor, 2008 - 2010
    I was editor the Gazette and gazetteonline, and was named Editor of the Year by Editor & Publisher magazine.
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Herndon, VA
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All over. I was an Air Force brat. - Reston, VA - Omaha, NE - Minot, ND - Shawnee, KS - Des Moines, IA - Shenandoah, IA - Fort Worth, TX - Reynoldsburg, OH - Lockbourne AFB, OH - Wakkanai, Japan - Sunset, UT - Flitwick, UK - Winter Haven, FL - Sampson AFB, NY -
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Director of Student Media at LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication
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I am the Director of Student Media at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University. I spent my first year at LSU, 2014-15, as Lamar Family Visiting Scholar. Before coming to LSU, I was Digital Transformation Editor at Digital First Media. I was Director of Community Engagement for TBD. I have worked as an editor, reporter, writing coach, consultant for seven newspapers and the American Press Institute. I have pursued my journalism career in 44 states, nine Canadian provinces, Ecuador, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Siberia and Venezuela.
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  • Creighton University, various classes, 1990s
  • Texas Christian University, BA, 1976
  • Shenandoah High School, graduated 1972
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Stephen Buttry, Stephen A. Buttry