GEORGETOWN, Ky., July 14 — The second annual Billy Reed Sports Journalism Workshop will be conducted on the campus of Georgetown College August 8-10, the college’s Academy for Character in Sport reminds high school and college students with an interest in sports journalism.
Conducted by Hall-of-Fame journalist Reed, the college’s second Executive Scholar in Residence, the workshop will include classes taught by famed Kentucky journalists such as Tom Leach, voice of the Kentucky Wildcats; Paul Rogers, voice of the Louisville Cardinals; Jerry Tipton, UK basketball writer for the Lexington Herald-Leader, and Jennie Rees, award-winning turf writer for the Courier-Journal.
They will discuss their careers and the basics of sports journalism, with special emphasis upon how the media is changing in the internet age.
The workshop will run from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, August 8 and 9. On Wednesday, August 10, it will run from 9 a.m. through noon. If the Cincinnati Bengals are in training camp at Georgetown College, the students will be allowed to attend practice Wednesday afternoon.
The cost is $250 per student, with lunch included on Monday and Tuesday. Checks should be made payable to Georgetown College. For further information, please contact Angela Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Billy Reed at email@example.com.
Reed, 68, is a former sports editor of the Courier-Journal, senior editor with Sports Illustrated, and columnist with The Lexington Herald-Leader. He’s a three-time winner of the Eclipse Award for coverage of thoroughbred racing, a two-time winner of the National Headliners Award, and an eight-time winner of both the Red Smith Award and Kentucky Sportswriter of the Year. He has written or contributed to 18 books and is a member of five Halls of Fame.
In addition to his work at Georgetown College, Reed also is senior contributor for louisvilleCatholicSports.com and hosts a one-hour radio show at 11 a.m. every Saturday or WGTK970 in Louisville.