Professor of Journalism, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Chris Lamb, Ph.D., joined Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in January 2013.
He is the author/editor of eight books, including From Jack Johnson to LeBron James: Race, Politics and the Media (University of Nebraska Press, January 2016); Conspiracy of Silence: Sportswriters and the Long Campaign to Desegregate Baseball (2012); and Blackout: The Untold Story of Jackie Robinson's First Spring Training (2004).
Before becoming a college professor, he worked for newspapers and magazines for ten years. Since becoming a professor, his articles and columns have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Huffington Post, etc. His research articles have appeared in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of American History, Journalism History, and other scholarly journals. He has twice been a Pulitzer Prize judge in the category of editorial cartooning.
Jul 01, 2021 03:55 am UTC| Sports
An audacious Black heavyweight champion was slated to defend his title against a white boxer in Reno, Nevada, on July 4, 1910. It was billed as the fight of the century. The fight was seen as a referendum on racial...
Nov 02, 2020 09:33 am UTC| Politics
The American public may not find out who wins the presidential election on Nov. 3 or Nov. 4 or even Nov. 5. But, at some point, we will learn whether Republican Donald Trump is elected to a second term or if Democrat Joe...
Mar 15, 2020 06:01 am UTC| Sports
The NBA decided that it will suspend its season after a player on the Utah Jazz tested positive for the coronavirus, just after the NCAA announced that its mens and womens basketball tournaments will be played without...
Mar 01, 2020 12:33 pm UTC| Politics
When Virginia Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine called President Donald Trump a jackass in early February, Kaine engaged in a political practice that is as old as the nation. Probably no animal is used more as an object of...