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The Buffalo News is seeking a Bills beat reporter July 17, 2014

The job description for the Buffalo News’ next Bills beat reporter: “Break news online, produce unique content for our BN Blitz app, turn a gamer into poetry, find daily enterprise that gives fans new insights and write magazine pieces that tell the bigger story.”

The StarNews in Wilmington, N.C., seeks sports production leader July 11, 2014

StarNews sports editor Dan Spears’ vision for this job: “We want a designer with deadline daily newspaper experience to help our writers continue to improve their ability to think about a story visually. We regularly win writing awards in state and national contests; now we want the visuals to match.”

Fort Wayne (Ind.) Journal Gazette seeks sports reporter July 8, 2014

The Fort Wayne (Ind.) Journal Gazette has an immediate opening for a college beat reporter to be the lead reporter for Indiana and Purdue football and Purdue basketball. The reporter will also help cover high schools and a Low-A minor league baseball team.

APSE Southeast Region meeting: Breaking the mold April 24, 2014

During the “Breaking the Mold” workshop at the APSE Southeast Regional Meeting at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, sports editors Zack Creglow of the Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Miss., and Tommy Deas of Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News, along with University of Tennessee football beat writer Evan Woodbery of the Knoxville News Sentinel, discussed innovative ideas each uses at their newspaper to draw the attention of its readers in ways not normally seen.


Mike Sherman

Mike Sherman

The Oklahoman

Mary Byrne

Mary Byrne

First Vice President

Tommy Deas

Tommy Deas

Second Vice President
The Tuscaloosa News

John Bednarowski, sports editor of the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal, was elected to a two-year term as APSE's third vice president in 2014.

John Bednarowski

Third Vice President
Marietta Daily Journal

Jack Berninger

Jack Berninger

Executive Director
Richmond Times-Dispatch

In the News

Jul 2, 2014APSE approves changes in website contest

By James Crepea In an effort to increase membership and create uniform classification categories for its annual contests, the Associated Press Sports Editors approved a measure whereby website-only media outlets can enter the APSE website contest under new guidelines. A spirited discussion led to what several long-serving members described as an unusually close 10-6 vote […]

Jun 27, 2014APSE 2014: Diversify your network, your newsroom

To survive an increasingly competitive and ever changing industry, editors are encouraged to expand their networks in order to diversify their newsrooms.

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Aug 6, 2012Third Vice President’s column: Reach out to smaller papers that are not APSE members

  By Tommy Deas Executive Sports Editor The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News   First, let me extend my thanks and appreciation to those who elected me to this position and to all the old friends I got to see and new friends I got to meet at the Summer Conference in Chicago. The Third Vice President’s […]

Jul 28, 2012President’s column: The time is now to invest in the future of APSE

Sponsoring a student through APSE’s new Student Outreach Initiative is a great way to give back to the organization and the future of sports journalism. APSE President Gerry Ahern calls on APSE members to recruit and sponsor one college student as a member of the organization. The students can come from your alma mater or your coverage area. The $25 fee will give the students access to the minds and events that will shape the future of sports journalism.