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Floyd John McKay

Floyd John McKay, American journalist, educator. Nieman fellow Harvard University, 1967-1968; recipient DuPont-Columbia Broadcast award Columbia University, 1977. Trustee Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon, 1972-1978, The Catlin Gabel School, Portland, 1976-1981. Member Sigma Delta Chi.

Background

  • McKay, Floyd John was born on October 18, 1935 in Bottineau, North Dakota, United States. Son of Harold S. and Maude (Steinmeier) McKay.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Linfield College, 1957. Master of Arts, University Maryland, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington, 1995.

    Career

    • Reporter Springfield (Oregon) News, 1958-1960, The Oregon Statesman, Salem, 1960-1970. News analyst Station Keep Growing Wiser-television, Portland, Oregon, 1970-1986. Administrative assistant to governor State of Oregon, Salem, 1987-1989.

      Senior fellow The East-West Center, Honolulu, 1989. Associate professor journalism Western Washington University, Bellingham, since 1990. Member steering committee Reporters' Committee for Freedom of the Press, Washington, 1980-1987.

      Consultant Center for Foreign Journalists, Washington, 1989-1990.

    Membership

    Trustee Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon, 1972-1978, The Catlin Gabel School, Portland, 1976-1981. Member Sigma Delta Chi.

    Personality

    Interests

    Hiking, photography.

    Connections

    • Married Dixie Ann Johnson, March 29, 1957. Children: Karen LaFollette McKay, David Scott.
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    • 1957
      Linfield College
    • 1990
      University Maryland
    • 1995
      University Washington
    • 1958 - 1960
      Reporter Springfield (Oregon) News
    • 1960 - 1970
      Reporter Springfield (Oregon) News
      Salem, New Hampshire, United States
    • 1970 - 1986
      news analyst, Station KGW-television
      Portland, Jamaica
    • 1987 - 1989
      administrative assistant, to governor State of Oregon
      Salem, New Hampshire, United States
    • 1989
      senior, fellow The East-West Center
      Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
    • 1990
      associate, professor journalism Western Washington University
      Bellingham, Washington, United States
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