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 there, 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 22 years, he founded and ran Lincoln Associates, a communication consulting company. His company is publication manager for the New England Newspaper and Press Association Bulletin.
McKie began teaching journalism part-time in 1994, at Northeastern University and Boston University. He taught journalism full-time at Northeastern from 2000 until he retired in 2016. He has taught there since as an adjunct professor.
He has received reporting awards, and newspapers he has managed have won awards for excellence. McKie received the Yankee Quill Award in 2016.
He is a 1970 cum laude graduate of Boston University, with a bachelor of science degree in journalism.