'Conversation' scheduled with baseball writers president

November 23, 2009

A veteran sports writer from the Detroit Free Press who serves as president of the Baseball Writers Association of America will participate in a "conversation" organized by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism at Penn State.

"A Conversation with John Lowe" will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in Carnegie Cinema (113 Carnegie Building). The session is free and open to the public.

Lowe, a sports writer since 1979, has covered nearly 150 World Series games, including 121 in a row at one time, and 28 All-Star Games. In addition, he covered Cal Ripken’s breaking of Lou Gehrig’s consecutive-games mark, the Sammy Sosa vs. Mark McGuire home run battle and Barry Bonds’ chase of McGuire’s record. Lowe also has reported on Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Harry Caray and Jack Buck.

Lowe graduated from the University of Southern California and began working at the Los Angeles Daily News in 1979. He covered the Los Angeles Dodgers for three years and then took a job at The Philadelphia Inquirer. He joined the Free Press in 1986. Along with professional baseball, Lowe has served covered the NBA and NHL as a national beat writer.

The Curley Center’s “Conversation Series” has attracted visitors such as Bob Costas, Brent Musburger, John Feinstein and Chris Fowler.

The Center, established in 2003 and named in 2006 for John Curley -- the retired president, CEO and chairman of the Gannett Co. Inc. who was the first editor of USA Today and served as a founding co-director of the Center -- explores issues and trends in sports journalism through instruction, outreach, programming and research.

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