CONTACT: CATHY CLEMONS
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0008; fax (319) 384-0024
White House staffer to be inducted into UI journalism hall of fame
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Carol McKay, a former White House staff photo editor and
now a photo editor at U.S. News and World Report, will be inducted into the
Hall of Fame of the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication
at the annual Fourth Estate awards banquet Friday, April 18.
McKay, who will be the 51st member inducted into the Hall of Fame, received
a bachelor's in journalism from the UI in 1971. She was director of photography
at the Kansas City Star and photo editor at the Louisville Courier-Journal,
Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Sentinel, and worked in the Milwaukee bureau
of United Press International. She served on the White House staff as photo
editor for eight years during the Reagan administration and joined U.S. News
and World Report in 1989.
At U.S. News and World Report, McKay has overseen photographs in the magazine's
business section, as well as activities involving digital technology and the
photo library. Her ongoing assignments include two of the magazine's most
popular offerings, "America's Best Colleges" and "America's
Best Graduate Schools."
She is currently education chairman for the National Press Photographers
Association and a faculty member of the Association's Stan Kalish Picture
Editing Workshop. She also has served as a judge for numerous national photography
Members of the Hall of Fame are chosen by the Les Moeller Chapter of Kappa
Tau Alpha, a national honor society in journalism and mass communication.
George Gallup, the first Hall of Fame member, was inducted in 1948.
For further information about the Fourth Estate Banquet, call (319)335-5821.