The Roy Reed Lecture Series in Journalism honors Roy Reed, a University of Arkansas journalism professor emeritus and former New York Times reporter.
While working for the New York Times, he covered the civil rights movement in the South and worked as a foreign correspondent in Great Britain from 1977-1979. Since leaving the paper in 1979, Reed has published numerous free-lance articles, writing often for the New York Times Magazine.
He joined the faculty at the Walter J. Lemke Department of Journalism in 1979 and served as chair of the department in 1981-1982. Reed is the author of Looking for Hogeye, Faubus: The Life and Times of an American Prodigal and Beware of Limbo Dancers: A Correspondent’s Adventures with The New York Times. He was awarded the 2007 Cecil Woods Jr. Award for Nonfiction from the Fellowship of Southern Writers.