Steve Buttry (Digital Transformation Editor)

Steve Buttry

Steve Buttry is Digital Transformation Editor for Digital First Media. He oversees our efforts to transform newsroom operations and culture to more effectively pursue our digital goals. His duties include responsibility for social media and community engagement. He has visited most DFM newsrooms personally, leading workshops and coaching editors and other journalists in following the Digital First approach.

In a journalism career of more than 40 years, Buttry has been an editor, reporter and writing coach for seven U.S. newspapers and was Director of Community Engagement for He was named Editor of the Year in 2010 by Editor & Publisher magazine for his work as editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

He worked at the American Press Institute for three years and was a key contributor in the teaching, promotion and research for the Newspaper Next project.

His blog, The Buttry Diary, has been named one of the 10 best blogs on the future of the news business.

Buttry has pursued his journalism career in 44 states, nine 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 two granddaughters.

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