Writer and commentator Frank Deford will deliver the 2010 Red Smith Lecture in Journalism on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at the University of Notre Dame. “Sportswriter is One Word” is the title of Deford’s lecture, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium of the Hesburgh Library. Hosted by the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy, the lecture is free and open to the public.
Deford is senior contributing writer at Sports Illustrated, where his work has appeared since 1962. The March 29 issue of the magazine features his article, “Sometimes the Bear Eats You: Confessions of a Sportswriter.” He also is a weekly commentator on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and senior correspondent on the HBO program Real Sports.