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 or Billy Reed at

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 and hosts a one-hour radio show at 11 a.m. every Saturday or WGTK970 in Louisville.