The York College English Department will host its annual Writer’s Workshop on Sunday, April 24.

The workshop will feature documentary filmmaker Barney McCoy, professor of communication at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This event will be open to the public and is free of charge; however, registration is required.

The event will begin with a reading and lecture from McCoy at 2 the Mackey Center / Miller Room at York College. A reception will follow at 3 p.m. in the Cornerstone Room of the Mackey Center. The workshop component with McCoy will run from 4-5 p.m., also in the Cornerstone Room.

For more information, please contact Bev McNeese at (402) 363-5690.

About Barney McCoy

Barney McCoy teaches multimedia, broadcast news and in-depth reporting courses at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Before arriving at UNL, McCoy was a full-time journalist and continues to contribute award-winning news and documentary projects to news organizations across the country. He has taught multimedia reporting courses at the Kosovo Institute of Journalism and Mass Communication in Pristina, Kosovo. He has produced and advised on four award-winning documentaries at UNL.

McCoy has worked as a documentary director and producer, television and print news reporter, photographer, news producer and anchor. He has been employed by WIBW-TV, Topeka, Kan., KCTV, Kansas City, Mo., WKBD-TV, Detroit, Mich., WILX-TV, Lansing, Mich., and WBNS-TV, Columbus, Ohio. He has also contributed his reporting to The Columbus Dispatch, Associated Press, CBS, CNN, Nebraska Educational Telecommunications and the Ohio News Network.

McCoy has been honored with six Emmy awards, “Best of Competition” awards by the Broadcast Education Association and several other citations for journalistic excellence.