Highlights of Steve Buttry's journalism career.
Thanks to Kent Sievers for sending me the 2002 photos of my interview with Mikhail Gorbachev. I add some memories of the interview and the stories I wrote (thanks to World-Herald) librarian Jeanne Hauser for sending those: stevebuttry.wordp...
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.
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
A historic flood, beyond the 500-year flood level, inundated Cedar Rapids on my third day as editor. My staff excelled in coverage, including this double-truck front page, winning lots of awards, including the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Deadline Reporting.
On Iowa caucus night in 1980, I was the primary editor on the Republican story. Here we call George H.W. Bush the winner on deadline, with, from left, Dan Petersen, Paul Leavitt, Merrill Perlman, Michael Gartner, Jim Gannon, Jim Flansburg and Arnie Garson helping/watching. As an editor and reporter for four different newspapers, I have covered seven Iowa caucus campaigns: stevebuttry.wordp...