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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.

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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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