Topic: Sports journalism

Washington Post Sports Columnist to Deliver Inaugural Frank Deford Lecture on Sports Journalism

April 19, 2011

Washington Post columnist Sally Jenkins will deliver the inaugural Frank Deford Lecture in Sports Journalism, a speech titled "Why Games Matter: Stories We Tell Ourselves about Ourselves," at 4 p.m., April 20 in the Student Activity Center auditorium at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Professors examine how we don't -- but should -- talk openly about race in the United States

Nov. 15, 2010

First came the fiery attacks last summer as the NAACP approved a resolution condemning perceived racist elements within the Tea Party movement.

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Panel Discussion: Journalism and Its Coverage of the Steroid Crisis in Sports, Oct. 18

Oct. 12, 2010

Event: Athletes have allegedly been using steroids and performance-enhancing drugs for more than 20 years, yet it's only over the past five years that the issue has received significant attention from sports journalists.

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Experts from a Variety of Disciplines Available to Discuss Sport and Its Role in Society

Oct. 11, 2010

Sport has the power to unite citizens regardless of their race, ethnicity or religion. Sport is tightly woven into the fabric of American life -- from preschoolers participating in soccer tots and gymnastics, to the culture surrounding high school football, to the myriad business models with professional sports at the center.

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Commentator Frank Deford to Discuss Intersection of Sports and Society at McGarr Symposium April 1

March 10, 2010

Six-time "U.S. Sportswriter of the Year" winner Frank Deford will discuss the cultural trends he's seen over 50 years of covering sports as an author and commentator at the McGarr Symposium on Sports and Society at 4 p.m., April 1 in the Texas Union Ballroom at The University of Texas at Austin.

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