138 Holmes Hall

Lincoln McKie Jr.

Retired Editorial Lab Director, Lecturer

Link McKie is a longtime newspaperman who in recent years has added consulting and teaching to his career. McKie began his career in journalism in 1970 as a regional reporter for the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester, Mass. In 20 years at the Telegram & Gazette, he was also a general assignment and city government reporter, copy editor, assignment editor, assistant city editor, city editor and managing editor for the Worcester Telegram, and managing editor/news for the combined Telegram & Gazette. He later became executive editor of The Sun of Lowell, Mass., and publisher of Journal Transcript Newspapers, a group of five community newspapers based in Revere, Mass.

During the past 12 years, he founded and ran Lincoln Associates, a communication consulting company. Clients in news publishing have included The Sun Chronicle of Attleboro, Mass., the Norwalk (Conn.) Hour, the York County (Maine) Coast Star, the Dover (N.H.) Times, and Network World. Other clients have included Worcester Academy, the Worcester Boys & Girls Club, Worcester Memorial Hospital, Tweeds Restaurants, Millbury Savings Bank, Revere Federal Savings, Danvers Savings Bank, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Winthrop Federal Credit Union, and the Worcester Fire Fighters Memorial Committee.

McKie began teaching journalism part-time in 1994, at Northeastern University and Boston University. He has taught journalism full-time as a member of the Northeastern faculty since 2000. His company also is publication manager for the New England Press Association Bulletin, a monthly newspaper for the 500 members of the association throughout New England. McKie has presented numerous workshops on journalism at newspaper conventions, and on marketing and Netiquette to business groups and corporate clients, during the past 15 years. He has completed three week-long seminars at the American Press Institute in Reston, Va., for city editors, for news managers, and for publishers. McKie is a 1970 cum laude graduate of Boston University, with a bachelor of science degree in journalism.

He is a 2016 winner of the Yankee Quill Award.

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