Dennis Anderson is Illinois Editor for GateHouse Media as well as executive editor of the Journal Star in Peoria, Illinois, which he joined in 2012. Prior to joining the Journal Star, Dennis was top editor of the Journal-World in Lawrence, Kansas. While at the Journal-World, the paper won the Associated Press Media Editors’ top Digital Storytelling Award three years in a row. Dennis also 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, Illinois. The Journal Star has been recognized by Editor & Publisher magazine’s 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 been named GateHouse Media’s Newspaper of the Year. Dennis has been an APME board member for 10 years.