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Whitney Mathews (Online editor)

I have been with the Journal-World since September 2009 when I came on board as an online consultant. In June 2010 I became Online Editor.

In my time here, I have helped plan the Free State Social and been part of the team that is integrating social media into our everyday routine.

I graduated from KU in 2006. While a student, I was part of the team that launched KTKA's news website in 2005-2006. After graduation, I worked as a Web Producer for FOX 4 in Kansas City, where I was nominated for a 2008 Emmy award for online coverage of the Bodies Revealed exhibit at Union Station. Seeking a normal sleeping schedule and a social life after working early mornings and weekend nights for two years, I made the tough decision to leave news to become the Social Media Manager for Spiral16, a software company in Overland Park.

The easiest ways to find me are via Twitter or e-mail.

Recent stories

Power restored to Westar Energy customers in south Lawrence after Thursday morning outage
09:15 a.m., June 23, 2011 Updated 01:40 p.m.
Service has been restored to 88 Westar Energy customers in south Lawrence.
NWS: Thursday afternoon thunderstorms could be severe
June 16, 2011
Thunderstorms will develop across northeast Kansas Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service, but at this time no watches or warnings are in effect.
Another chance for severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon, evening in Douglas County
June 14, 2011
There is a chance for thunderstorms late Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, and some of the storms may be severe.
Slight chance for severe thunderstorms Monday, highest risk north of U.S. Highway 24
June 13, 2011
Thunderstorms will likely develop late Monday afternoon and evening across northeast Kansas, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka.
McLouth student Justin Johnston shot, killed on school trip to Costa Rica; classmates returning to Kansas
10:32 a.m., June 2, 2011 Updated 12:48 a.m.
A student at McLouth High School has died while on a school trip to Costa Rica, the victim of an overnight shooting.
Small chance for thunderstorms Friday afternoon, early Saturday
May 27, 2011
There is a small chance for thunderstorms Friday afternoon in Douglas County, according to the National Weather Service forecast.
Flood advisory for Douglas County expires
10:54 a.m., May 25, 2011 Updated 12:48 p.m.
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for parts of northeast Kansas.
Tornado watch expires for Douglas County
Heavy rain, strong winds expect from first line of storms
08:31 a.m., May 24, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., has issued a tornado watch for Douglas County, as well as points north, south and west until midnight tonight.
Power restored to thousands of Westar Energy customers north of Sixth Street
11:03 a.m., May 23, 2011 Updated 02:35 p.m.
Four thousand Westar Energy customers lost power in Lawrence Monday morning, according to the company’s website.
Severe weather possible Monday afternoon, evening; increased risk for storms Tuesday
May 23, 2011
More severe storms are possible Monday afternoon and evening in northeast Kansas, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

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Recent photos

Crowds gather to watch a live broadcast from the corner of Church and Vesey streets near Ground Zero on Monday, May 2, 2011. Dozens of media outlets reported from the site of the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist attacks the morning after Osama bin Laden's death was announced.

A small memorial of flowers and American flags had been stuck to the chain-link fence surrounding the former site of the World Trade Center twin towers in New York City on Monday, May 2, 2011. Police officers helped direct traffic and keep visitors to the site moving through nearby streets the morning after it was announced that Osama bin Laden's had been killed.

Masts from news crew live trucks stand ready to broadcast on Vesey Street near Ground Zero in New York City on Monday, May 2, 2011, the day after President Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed. Dozens of media outlets lined the streets giving live reports from the site of the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist attacks.

Crowds line up along barriers on Church Street to watch news crews broadcast live from Ground Zero on Monday, May 2, 2011. The streets near the former site of the World Trade Center towers were packed with journalists, satellite trucks and visitors snapping pictures.

Media satellite trucks line up for blocks on Church Street near Ground Zero Monday, May 2, 2011, the day after Osama bin Laden's death in Pakistan was announced.

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