Dennis Anderson

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I joined the Lawrence (Kansas) Journal-World as managing editor in April 2005.

Our newsroom has more than 40 journalists who provide content for the Journal-World newspaper and on,, and

The Journal-World is a leader in multimedia storytelling. We’ve won three consecutive Associated Press Managing Editor Convergence Awards (2007- 2009), and finished second in 2010. The newspaper has also won the Suburban Newspapers of America Newspaper of the Year Award in our daily circulation category in 2010, 2009, 2007 and 2005, finished second in 2006 and third in 2011.

I’ve spent most of my career as an editor. Prior to joining the Journal-World, I worked for 10 years at Gannett Co. Inc. newspapers, including serving as managing editor of the Norwich Bulletin in Connecticut from 1999-2005 and as metro editor of the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin in New York from 1996-1999. I was also managing editor for two of the Pioneer Press chain of suburban Chicago newspapers before joining Paddock Publication's Daily Herald in Arlington Heights, Ill., in 1990, where I was a bureau chief. I was recognized as one of Gannett's top 10 supervisors in 2000, and in 2006 I won the Kansas Press Association's award for best column writing.

I was elected in 2009 to the Associated Press Managing Editors board of directors and have participated in a number of journalism training seminars including American Press Institute workshops for city editors and for managing editors. I also serve on the board of the Douglas County United Way and I am a member of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Lawrence class of 2006.

Outside work, I coach youth baseball and am a Big Brother. My wife Julie and I have two sons, Eric and Thomas, and two dachshunds, Lorenzo and Francesca.

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Recent Stories

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Award-winning 'Earthwork' movie made in Lawrence by KU grads finally makes its city debut

For a month two years ago, the farm at Pendleton’s County Market was the main set. Most in town likely remember Massachusetts Street being closed for a day of filming. Now the movie "Earthwork" is playing in Lawrence.

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Fish in flight: Lawrence photography pros capture odd sight in park

This is no fish story, it’s the real thing.

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A new ballgame: Fatherly advice for a high school grad

My oldest son, Eric, graduates from Free State High School today. In August he leaves for college in Illinois to play baseball. At 17, he hasn’t yet learned all the lessons I’ve learned in 47 years. He will learn them, and likely the hard way, but not before I share my wisdom.

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The survey is in: What you think of the J-W comics

In an online and mail-in survey, 1,083 Journal-World readers told us just how much they love their comics. That's the most popular survey in recent memory, besting even our Oscars contest by a wide margin...

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Funny business: Help us update our comics section

It’s been nearly five years since our last comics poll. Now, we want you to tell us again what are must-reads and what you pass by...

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