University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications Associate Professor Barney McCoy was elected president of the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association at the organization’s annual conference, April 9th in Minneapolis.
“I’m honored to work beside broadcast journalism professionals and educators this coming year as president of MBJA,” McCoy said. “I’m lucky to collaborate with such distinguished and passionate journalists. They are dedicated to our profession’s present and future.”
The Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association’s mission is to serve electronic journalists with training, networking and career growth.
The association is led by a volunteer board of directors, including two representatives from each of the six states in the association – Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin – who serve two-year terms. The board also includes liaisons from partner organizations, foundation trustees and an executive committee.
McCoy teaches multimedia, broadcast news and depth reporting courses. Before arriving at University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2006, McCoy was a full-time journalist, working for news outlets in Kansas, Ohio and Michigan. McCoy has received six regional Emmy awards.
McCoy holds a master’s degree in telecommunications management from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.