Experts in the Field of Journalism


Barney McCoy teaches multimedia, broadcast news, journalism and depth reporting courses at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, before arriving at UNL in 2006, McCoy was a full-time journalist for 27 years. His television documentary “Black Jack Pershing: Love and War” was a 2018 recipient of a national Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, an Award of Excellence, Special Mention from the Accolade Global Film Competition, an Award of Excellence from the Impact DOCS Global Documentary Competition, an Award of Excellence from the Broadcast Education Association, and an Eric Sevareid Award from the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association. Another McCoy documentary, “They Could Really Play the Game: Reloaded,” was a 2015 Canada International Film Festival Award winner. McCoy has been honored with six Emmy awards and numerous other citations for journalistic excellence. McCoy has co-authored a book chapter on mixed methods research in documentary filmmaking. He has produced and advised on five award-winning documentaries at UNL.