Dennis Anderson

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

House fire reported along Lake Alvamar Drive
04:43 a.m., May 12, 2012 Updated 10:44 p.m.
A house fire was reported at about 4:20 a.m. Saturday at 1730 Lake Alvamar Drive in Lawrence.
An explanation to readers about recent home delivery issues
05:52 p.m., April 3, 2012 Updated 01:39 p.m.
The Journal-World would like to apologize for the late and missed papers some subscribers have experienced this week. A number of issues have led to this persistent problem and we are working to resolve them.
Journal-World earns 26 awards of excellence in Kansas Press Association contest
March 9, 2012
The Lawrence Journal-World news and advertising divisions Thursday won 26 Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence.
Fire reported at Lawrence public works garage
05:12 a.m., February 6, 2012 Updated 07:10 a.m.
A two-alarm fire is being reported at the city of Lawrence’s public works garage at 1141 Haskell.
Nominations open for 2012 Only in Lawrence special section
December 24, 2011
The Lawrence Journal-World is seeking nominations for the second annual edition of Only In Lawrence, a special section honoring your neighbors, unsung heroes and people who do the little things that make our lives better.
I-70 now open after early morning semi accident near Lecompton; injuries reported
04:03 a.m., December 21, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Several vehicles were involved in an accident around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at westbound mile marker 194, near Lecompton.
Temporary power failure occurs in West Lawrence
December 19, 2011
There was a momentary power failure in West Lawrence about 5:30 a.m. Monday.
Three being treated in Lawrence after overdosing
04:12 a.m., November 6, 2011 Updated 09:20 p.m.
Lawrence Police are investigating a multiple overdose, involving three people in the 3400 block of Scioto Drive this morning. Police and Fire/Medical were dispatched just before 3:40 a.m., according to Journal-World news partner Operation 100.
Authorities respond to multiple injury crash at 19th and Iowa
02:29 a.m., November 6, 2011 Updated 09:19 p.m.
Life Star is responding to a two-vehicle crash at 19th and Iowa in Lawrence where there are at least four people injured. Check back at for more information.
Weather service working on fixing problem with its feeds to, other media organizations’ websites
September 29, 2011
Our weather report and temperature at the top of the page are offline after National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration weather service made changes to its feed that didn’t go as planned. We are working with the NOAA to get the problem fixed.

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