Dennis Anderson, Shaw Media’s new vice president of news and content development is also the newest member of the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association Board of Directors.
Under his leadership, the Journal Star was recognized by Editor & Publisher as one of the 10 Newspapers That Do It Right, received the top award for General Excellence from the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors and the Illinois Press Association, and was named GateHouse Media’s Newspaper of the Year.
Prior to joining the Journal Star, Anderson was top editor of the Journal-World in Lawrence, KA. While at the Journal-World, the paper won the Associated Press Media Editors’ top Digital Storytelling Award three years in a row.
Anderson spent 10 years with Gannett newspapers, including the Norwich Bulletin in Connecticut and the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin in New York. He also worked at the Daily Herald in Arlington Heights.
Anderson was an APME board member for 10 years and now serves on the News Leaders Association board.
He and his wife, Julie, who have two adult sons, live in Crystal Lake.