Veteran Film Critic Robert Butler Joins Online Magazine
June 9, 2011
Veteran film critic Robert Butler has joined Senior Correspondent, Signal Hill's new online publication driven entirely by the stories of older adults. Butler, formerly of the Kansas City Star, will write a weekly column for the groundbreaking media venture.
Butler’s 41-year run with the Star came to an end earlier this year, prompting an outpouring of support from a loyal fan base that extended far beyond Kansas City and included venerable film critic Roger Ebert.
Butler has an interesting take on his fan following.
“After 40 years you’re going to have fans whether you’re good, bad or indifferent,” says Butler. “For lots of people I’ve been part of the morning paper for their entire lives."
Senior Correspondent readers were introduced to Butler’s plain-spoken, high-energy writing style in his May 27 column, “One Reason Why Today’s Movies (Mostly) Suck.”
A bit caustic, maybe, but don’t be fooled — Butler is more cinephile than cynic.
“As far back as I can remember, I’ve been absolutely in love with movies,” he says. “The ritual, the dark auditorium, the eager audience.”
His passion for movies started early. As a child, the prospect of going to the movie theater made him sick with excitement — literally.
“Now I only throw up after certain romantic comedies," he says.
ABOUT SENIOR CORRESPONDENT
Senior Correspondent, www.seniorcorrespondent.com, is a new media venture driven entirely by the stories of older adults. A first in citizen journalism, Senior Correspondent provides people 60 and older a platform from which to share their “seasoned view of the world.” Here, older adults report on their lives and their world — politics, technology, work, money, health, travel and the arts. Correspondents include journalists and essayists, bloggers and pundits, professional and non-professional writers. Senior Correspondent is a venture of Cary, N.C.-based Signal Hill, a respected leadership and communications consultancy founded in 1999 by journalist and award-winning mature marketing expert Daniel Pryfogle.
ABOUT SIGNAL HILL
Signal Hill is a leadership and communications consultancy that outfits organizations for adventures in story. Founded in 1999, Signal Hill uses narrative-based practices to help leaders draw upon the power of their stories and multimedia approaches to get the stories out. Learn more about Signal Hill at www.signalhillspot.com.