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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 competitions.

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.