Alex Parker

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Alex Parker is digital editor for and the Journal-World.

A native of Kansas City, Mo., he began his career in journalism at the Journal-World, as a general assignment reporter, and then covering education.

He then covered public health for the Chi-Town Daily News, an online nonprofit news organization in Chicago; later, he reported on Chicago politics and government for the Chicago Current, a political journal. Most recently, he was the online content producer for the Chicago Reader, an alt-weekly newspaper.

Alex covered the 2008 presidential election in Kansas for MTV News, and has written for the Chicago Tribune, RedEye, the University Daily Kansan and other publications. He began his career as a public relations professional.

He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Miami University in 2003. He attended Kansas University in pursuit of a master’s degree in journalism.

Alex enjoys baseball and hockey, attending live concerts, and learning about history.

Recent Stories

Lawrence ArtWalk to feature works from over 20 artists

From photography to ceramics and everything in between, the 18th annual Lawrence ArtWalk will feature more than 20 area artists displaying their work during next weekend’s two-day affair.

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Best of Lawrence 2012: Best Event

Fire eaters! Sword swallowers! A woman who can rip a phone book in half!

Best of Lawrence 2012: Best Artist

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Best of Lawrence 2012: Local Living Legend

Lawrence has been home to many legendary figures, and, not surprisingly, many of them made their names on the basketball court — Naismith, Chamberlain and Allen, to name a few. They’ve all passed through Lawerence and left legacies nearly impossible to match.

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Best of Lawrence 2012: Best Place to Watch a Game

If you can’t catch the Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium or Allen Fieldhouse, our readers say Johnny’s Tavern is the best place take in a game. With its big TVs, legendary burgers, speciality pizzas and long list of libations, Johnny’s caters to fans of all tastes.

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Best of Lawrence 2012: Best Blog

If you like your local commentary seasoned with wit, sex and booze, look no further than the Larryville Chronicles, happily residing on Blogspot after all these years.

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The Best of Lawrence, the best in class

It’s hard to avoid election-year cliches with something like this, the 2012 Best of Lawrence issue. After all, we put it to a vote, and voters — you — came out in droves.

Say hello to our new Sunday section

Several months ago, we decided it was time to bring to you, the reader, an exciting new section of the Journal-World that delivers more news about Lawrence’s vibrant arts and entertainment scene.

KU music professor to release CD set

Kansas University professor of music Steven Spooner is set to release an ambitious five-CD set of 16 piano recitals explores centuries of keyboard music, from the 18th century to today.

Kanrocksas Festival to return in 2013

After a one-year hiatus, organizers announced yesterday the Kanrocksas Music Festival will return to the Kansas Speedway in June 2013.

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