Steve Buttry is Director of Community Engagement & Social Media for Journal Register Co. He also was Director of Community Engagement for He has been an editor, reporter, writing coach, blogger and innovation coach for seven community 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 to graduate students at American and Georgetown universities. He has pursued his journalism career in 43 states, eight Canadian provinces, Ireland, Venezuela, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Ecuador and Siberia. He and his wife, Mimi, live in Herndon, Va. They have three grown sons and a granddaughter.see more