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Floyd John McKay Edit Profile

educator , journalist

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hiking, photography.

Connections

Married Dixie Ann Johnson, March 29, 1957. Children: Karen LaFollette McKay, David Scott.

father:
Harold S. McKay

mother:
Maude (Steinmeier) McKay

spouse:
Dixie Ann Johnson

children:
Karen LaFollette McKay

David Scott McKay