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MEET THE WRITING WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR

 
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EDWARD G. ROBINSON III

Instructor

Edward G. Robinson III is an award-winning sports journalist who has written for The Washington Post, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The News & Observer in Raleigh and other newspapers. He is currently a lecturer at Morgan State University, in Baltimore, Md., where he teaches writing and reporting courses. He also continues to write and research as part of his staff duties. He recently worked on a study commissioned by ESPN’s Undefeated, which resulted in a report written with his Morgan State colleagues, titled “Beating Opponents, Battling Belittlement: How African-American Female Athletes Use Community to Navigate Negative Images.” He completed his first non-fiction book in 2014, partnering with N.C. Central University head coach, LeVelle Moton, as the co-author of The Worst Times Are The Best Times. The book tells the stories of Moton’s personal childhood experiences with a relatable and motivating perspective. Each chapter includes Inside the Locker Room and Chalkboard sections, detailing lessons learned and calls to action the reader can apply to his or her own life, respectively. Robinson, 43, covered ACC college football and basketball as a beat reporter for The Raleigh News and Observer and has written about high school football, covered NCAA Final Fours. In 2014, he won The Society of Professional Journalists’ Dateline Award for Excellence in Local Journalism for a story in the Washingtonian Magazine on NBA all-star John Wall. He also has won awards from The Associated Press Sports Editors, The N. C. Press Association, The News & Observer and the National Association of Black Journalists.