Jonathan Kealing

I joined the News Center as a part-time reporter in December 2006 and am now the assistant director of media strategy, a job I took on in June 2010.

In my new role, I'll help launch and nurture some of our newest sites, like WellCommons and Sunflower Horizons, plus others that we're still developing, as well as help relaunch I'll also help ensure the continued growth, both in traffic and interaction as well as revenue, for and

I started as a full-time reporter covering Kansas University, my alma mater, in August 2007 after graduating, and became online editor in May 2008.

Previously, I was editor of my college newspaper and had internships at the Kansas City Star, Des Moines Register and Austin Business Journal. My primary role is to help the staff engage the community via our Web sites, create interactive, multimedia journalism and promote the growth of our online sites.

In my spare time, I like to read books and spend time with my wife and our dog, a border collie-lab mix. I also like to travel and spend time enjoying all that Lawrence has to offer.

You can follow me on Twitter, where I provide behind the scene updates on news and what's going on in Lawrence.

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Lawrence police and medics respond to a wreck reportedly involving a motorcycle and a car near Iowa Street and University Drive on Wednesday, August 31, 2011.

Jonathan Kealing submitted this photo for the Dear Lawrence project. In it, you see him with with his sister, Jenna, and brother, Justin, in 1994 at a KU football game. His family lived in Kansas City at the time and came up for games often, but usually watched them sprawled out on a blanket on Campanile Hill, rather than inside Memorial Stadium. After 15 years, it was hard to be sure this was the exact right spot, but everything looked pretty close.

A semi-truck from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory unloads near Dowtown Lawrence on Wednesday, July 12, 2011. A new store will open in the Cold Stone Creamery location in the 600 block of Massachusetts Street.

An American flag and a voting sign greeted those who were headed to the polls at the East Lawrence Reaction Center Tuesday, April 5, 2011. Though volunteers were ready inside with a large stack of ballots, by 9:30 just 14 ballots had been cast there.

The logo of the new online community, Sunflower Horizons.

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