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Articles by Steve Buttry

Steve Buttry is the director of community engagement and social media at Journal Register Co. & Digital First Media.
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“The choice for student media is simple: Slide into irrelevancy even faster than professional media that fail to adapt, or race into the digital future and help show them the way.”
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With a bonus bold prediction for 2012: Gene Weingarten will write a disapproving column about the changing news business that is funny but dead wrong.
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