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About Loni McKown

Loni Smith McKown brings multimedia journalism skills to her position as the first Professional Practice Faculty member of the Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism in the College of Communication. She brings experience from nearly 30 years in the field as a professional journalist, including more than 20 years as a newspaper reporter and editor, and, more recently, five years as producer for the investigative team at Indianapolis' CBS affiliate, where she also produced information exclusively for online presentation.


Present Professional Practice Faculty, Butler University Pulliam School of Journalism

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • Emmy Awards ("Highway Robbery," 2005, craft of research; "A 911 Emergency," 2006, craft of research; “Hidden Hazards,” 2007, health/science news series)
  • Investigative Reporters & Editors Award finalist ("Highway Robbery," 2005; "A 911 Emergency," 2006)
  • DuPont-Columbia University Award finalist ("Will Your Vote Count," 2004)
  • Society of Professional Journalists, Indiana Pro Chapter (numerous)


  • JR 112 - Writing for Print Media
  • JR 212 - Newswriting and Reporting
  • JR 412 - Reporting Public Affairs
  • JR 427 - Special Topics in Journalism

Contact Information

(317) 940-9772


Articles (10)

Presentations (3)