My next adventure will be at LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication as the first Lamar Visiting Scholar. Very pleased and excited: http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/my-next-adventure-teaching-at-lsu/
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: http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/my-2002-interview-with-mikhail-gorbachev/
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: http://www.schiefferschool.tcu.edu/649.htm
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.
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.
One of the best stories of my career was the story of the lives of the four people in this Pulitzer Prize-winning photo by Earle "Buddy" Bunker: Bob and Dorothy Moore, their daughter Nancy and their nephew Michael Croxdale. http://www.scribd.com/doc/57824432/The-Homecoming
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.
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: http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/memories-of-covering-seven-iowa-caucuses-in-four-decades/