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My career

Highlights of Steve Buttry's journalism career.

In October 2010, Doug Newsom (a former professor of mine) and I were inducted into the Schieffer School of Journalism's Hall of Excellence at TCU. My acceptance speech: www.schiefferscho...

  • Steve Buttry

    Thanks, Kellye! I was quite honored. Not particularly showing it off here, but I was doing a workshop on job-hunting, so I did a career pinboard to show that as a possible way to showcase social media use and your career. I hope you're doing well.

A 2007 workshop for the Utah Press Association brought me close enough for a side trip to Bryce Canyon. I used this photo for my blog header for a while, still use it on About.me. I used the tectonic upheaval that created Bryce Canyon as a metaphor for disruption in the news business.

One of my most memorable assignments at the Omaha World-Herald was spending a month with a group of Afghan teachers visiting the Midwest.

As an editor for the Des Moines Register in 1983, I created the Iowa Caucus Game, a board game that became popular with reporters and candidates.

Picture of the Day: The Iowa Caucus Board Game

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I lead workshops in Digital First journalism for newsrooms across the country.

I traveled to Germany in 2007 to lead some workshops for Stars and Stripes. I made a side trip to the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz.

My travels for the American Press Institute included a 2008 trip to Ecuador to lead a Newspaper Next workshop for El Comercio.

When Carol Ann Riordan and I visited Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 2008, we appeared on an English-language radio talk show.

As an early and enthusiastic Twitter user, I couldn't resist this photo op at a conveniently named flea market in Vermont. It's been my avatar ever since.

I started my professional journalism career in 1971 at the Evening Sentinel in Shenandoah, Iowa. The Sentinel went out of business in 1993 and the building has been torn down.

I studied journalism at Texas Christian University in the 1970s. I returned in 2009 and 2010 to lead some workshops and for my induction into the Hall of Excellence of the Schieffer School of Journalism.

Photojournalist Gary Fandel and I traveled to Venezuela in 2000 to report for the Des Moines Register on a disaster relief mission.

Visiting the Prince Ahmed Institute for Applied Media Studies in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with my American Press Institute colleague Carol Ann Riordan.