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Steve Buttry

Adjunct Instructor School of Communication

Steve Buttry is an adjunct professor of Journalism. He is the Director of Community Engagement & Social Media for Digital First Media and also was Director of Community Engagement for He has been an editor, reporter, writing coach, blogger and innovation coach for seven communities and metro newspapers, most recently The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he was editor. Buttry was named Editor of the Year in February 2010 by Editor & Publisher magazine, one of 20 Journalists to Follow by Quill magazine and one of 35 journalists influential in social media by the Poynter Institute. His blog, The Buttry Diary, has been named one of the 10 best blogs on the future of the news business. He was a key contributor to the American Press Institute’s Newspaper Next project and is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on journalism and the news business. Buttry teaches social media and entrepreneurial journalism at American and Georgetown universities. He has pursued his journalism career in 44 states, eight Canadian provinces, Ireland, Venezuela, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Ecuador and Siberia.


BA, Texas Christian University

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