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New York Times sports columnist to speak at Troy University symposium

William C. Rhoden will discuss ethics and morality in sports on March 28, at Troy University.
TROY – New York Times sports columnist William C. Rhoden will discuss ethics and morality in sports on March 28, at Troy University.

Presented by the University’s Hall School of Journalism and Communication and the University’s Center for Student Success, the annual M. Stanton Evans Symposium on Money, Politics and the Media will begin at 9 a.m. in the Trojan Center Ballrooms on the Troy Campus and is free and open to the public. The symposium is named for a TROY faculty member who is a national columnist, commentator and author, and is former editor of The Indianapolis News. Stan Evans has held the University’s Buchanan Chair of Journalism since 1980.

Rhoden will speak on “Editorial Leadership: The Role of the Media in Influencing Ethics and Morality in Sports.” A question-and-answer period will follow. Twitter users can follow the conversation at #RhodenTroy.

Rhoden joined The Times in 1981 and was named sports columnist in 1990. He previously worked at The Baltimore Sun as a columnist and served as associate editor of Ebony magazine from 1974 to 1978.

He won the 1996 Peabody Award for Broadcasting as a writer of the HBO documentary “Journey of the African American Athlete.” He has written two books: “Forty Million Dollar Slaves” and “Third and a Mile: The Trials and Triumphs of the Black Quarterback.”

On March 29, the Hall School of Journalism and Communication will hold its annual awards banquet in the Trojan Center Ballrooms. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner beginning at 7. Tickets for the awards banquet are $25 for alumni and $15 for students. For information about the banquet, contact Kate Rowinsky at 334-670-3583.
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