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APSE & Diversity

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Diversity is important to APSE and its members. APSE supports diversity efforts through a number of outreach efforts. And, we’re open to new ideas. If you have a suggestion for APSE, please email directly the APSE president. 

APSE’s current diversity efforts:

  • A founding partner of the Sports Journalism Institute, the nation’s premier sports journalism program for diversity. APSE provides an annual grant of $10,000 and member news organizations sponsor graduates with paid, eight-week professional internships.
  • Sponsors scholarships worth $2,000 for the Association for Women in Sports Media, including the APSE Mary Garber Scholarship.
  • Partners with AWSM at the region level to provide professional development.
  • Partners with Hampton University. APSE’s annual Day of Diversity at Hampton, a Historically Black College, began in 2009. Through the work of APSE, Scripps Howard Foundation offers $3,000 stipends to two students. The students have been part of the SJI program since 2010 and are placed at APSE member newspapers during the summer internship.
  • Sponsors seminars and panels that shed light on gender and racial issues in sports media.
  • Commissions bi-annual Racial and Gender Report Card from The Institute for Ethics and Diversity in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida.
  • Hosts and sponsors the Diversity Fellowship Program, a nine-month course of study in management for mid-career professionals.
  • Hosts a diverse candidate bank on its website.

Officers

Mary Byrne

Mary Byrne

President
ESPN.com

Tommy Deas

Tommy Deas

First Vice President
The Tuscaloosa News

Jack Berninger

Jack Berninger

Executive Director
Richmond Times-Dispatch
(retired)

Bill Eichenberger

Bill Eichenberger

Secretary/Treasurer
Bleacher Report

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