Archive for January, 2010

By Chris Conetzkey | ESPN.com | July 31, 2008 While interning at ESPN.com in the summer of 2008, I got a chance to do a package about the 2008 NFL Hall of Fame class, and a feature story about one of the inductees. I choose Emmitt Thomas. Along the side of the article is a […]


By Chris Conetzkey | Business Record reporter | December 10, 2009 This is an enterprise story I did about a controversial road project in Des Moines. The project had been proposed multiple times over the course of 20 years, and once again Polk County is studying the area. A road through this environmentally sensitive area […]


Five of us, four reporters and a photographer, drove down to cover the men’s and women’s Big 12 Championships. Five days later we had posted 35-plus stories. Another reporter and I covered the ISU men’s team. The Cyclones were eliminated after their first game, but we stayed to cover the remainder of the tournament. It […]


By Chris Conetzkey | Business Record reporter | December 10, 2009 This is an in-depth look at how potential economic development is spurring record demand for interstate interchanges in the Des Moines metro area. Fourteen interchanges are planned in the Des Moines Metropolitan Planning Organization’s 35-year plan. Read the story


By Chris Conetzkey | Business Record reporter | December 10, 2009 This is an in-depth look at how businesses were beginning to use Twitter to market their products and better listen to their audiences . Read the story