April 3, 2017 ALL

Diversity in Athletics

Join members of the John Carroll community and plan to attend:
A forum with Ron Thomas, award-winning sports journalist and author of
“They Cleared the Lane”
Monday, April 10, 6-7 p.m.
Dolan Center for Science and Technology, Donahue Auditorium

Ron Thomas, a sports writer and copy editor for four decades, is the first director of Morehouse College’s Journalism and Sports Program. Mr. Thomas received the 2011 Excellence in Sports Journalism Lifetime Achievement Award from Northeastern University’s School of Journalism and Center for the Study of Sport in Society. He was specifically honored for his articles and publications about the racial dimensions of sports.

Mr. Thomas was USA Today’s first NBA reporter and editor. Mr. Thomas worked for 28 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. He covered the Golden State Warriors and San Francisco 49ers for the San Francisco Chronicle, and later worked for the San Francisco Examiner, covering baseball’s San Francisco Giants, college sports, and professional tennis. Mr. Thomas was a freelance sports writer and copy editor, contributing articles to BlackAmericaWeb.com and the NAACP’s Crisis Magazine.

He graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in political science and earned a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

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