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Nora Butler
  • XXX XX XXXX XXX, Lafayette, IN 47905
Professional Summary
  • Accomplished and energetic, young beyond his years but seasoned sportswriter/editor with more than 30 years experience always looks forward to the next challenge.
  • Historical knowledge of Lafayette, Purdue and high school sports
  • Personable and approachable by people in the community
  • Writing columns, breaking news and features that capture the heart and soul of sports
  • Critical Thinking, most notably coming to the conclusion that Purdue football coach Danny Hope should be dismissed in 2012
  • Judgment and Decision Making: Every night in the sports department I am trusted to make decisions on what appears in the section and its position
  • Time Management: For many of my 30 years I have found time to write columns, College Report notebooks on former area high school athletes and features while fulfilling my duties admirably on the sports desk
  • Design. Five nights a week designing Journal & Courier sports section from 1987 to 2012, when I returned to writing and the shift of design duties to Louisville by Gannett.
Sports copy editor/writer, 08/1984 to Present
Journal & Courier Lafayette, IN
  • Thirty years experience writing a variety of sports from high school football to joggling (a combination of jogging and juggling) for the Lafayette Journal & Courier
  • Night sports slot editor from 1987 to 2014. Review copy and correct errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines. Also compile high school roundups, produce sports agate page, post stories and breaking news at
  • Awards won include 1997 Associated Press Sports Editors Second Place Best Enterprise Reporting for Circulation 50,000 and under; 2013 Indiana Associated Press Media Editors Second Place Best Sports Column Writing; Member of APSE Top 10 Daily and Sunday award-winning sections
  • Proficient in Quark, InDesign, Microsoft Word
  • Active on Twitter and Facebook
Sports editor, 01/1983 to 12/1983
The Exponent West Lafayette, IN
  • Covered Purdue football and men's basketball
  • Created first Purdue volleyball and women's basketball beats in school newspaper history
  • Recruited student writers and served as a mentor
Bachelor of Arts: Liberal Arts/Communication, Dec 1983 Purdue University - West Lafayettte, IN
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Previous Companies:

  • Journal & Courier
  • The Exponent

Previous Job Positions:

  • Sports copy editor
  • writer
  • Sports editor


  • Purdue University

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts

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