NNA to honor distinguished community leader with 2015 McKinney Award

June 11, 2015

COLUMBIA, MO—Barbara A. “Barb” Walter of Hennessey, OK, will be honored during the National Newspaper Association’s 2015 Annual Convention & Trade Show in St. Charles, MO, where she will be presented with the Emma C. McKinney Award at the association’s business luncheon on Oct. 3, 2015.

Recognized as the highest and most dignified tributes in community journalism, the Amos and McKinney Awards are presented to a working or retired newspaperman and woman who have provided distinguished service and leadership to the community press and their community.

Walter, managing editor of the Hennessey Clipper, will receive the 2015 Emma C. McKinney Award. Walter will be recognized in the Publishers’ Auxiliary, as well.

The McKinney Award was established in 1966 to honor Emma C. McKinney, co-publisher and editor of the Hillsboro (OR) Argus for 58 years. She was dean of Oregon newspapermen and women in 1954 and was inducted into the Oregon Journalism Hall of Fame in 1982.

Past and present Amos Award winners are listed at www.nnaweb.org.

Established in 1885, the National Newspaper Association is the voice of America’s community newspapers and the largest newspaper association in the country. The nation’s community papers inform, educate and entertain nearly 150 million readers every week.

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