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APSE accepting applications for 2014-15 Diversity Fellowship Program Aug. 24, 2014

APSE is accepting applications for its 2014-15 Diversity Fellowship Program. The program is an in-depth, nine-month course of study for working, mid-career professionals who are interested in pursuing a path as a manager (typically a sports editor, assistant sports editor or sports reporter) in sports journalism. This training program, which prepares Fellows to be candidates for such positions, is underwritten by APSE and its partners, and there is no cost to the Fellows. The deadline is Sept. 19.

NABJ, NAHJ conventions feature sports talent Aug. 21, 2014

The National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists held their annual national conventions earlier this month, and not surprisingly, sports journalists were at the forefront.

Social media tips for small news organizations Aug. 1, 2014

Here are some tips from the APSE Summer Conference workshop Social Media for the Small Market, moderated by Tommy Deas of The Tuscaloosa News with panelists Laken Litman of USA TODAY Sports and Jim Reeser of The Citizens’ Voice in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Twitter: 1. Drive traffic by tweeting photos – anything with a photo gets […]

APSE announces scholarship winners July 22, 2014

Alexa Ard and Nicole Skow of the University of Nevada, Joseph Trezza of the University of Missouri and Chris Heady of the University of Nebraska are the winners of this year’s $1,500 APSE scholarships.

Scholarship started career path July 22, 2014

By Johanna Huybers Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal  Jaw drops are my specialty. Granted, they’re more subdued than on-the-floor jaw drops. And it’s usually from my prodding. And admitted bragging. And my pearly-white smile. But it always ends the same way, with me gushing about how the Associated Press Sports Editors organization helped me go from being […]

APSE approves changes in website contest July 2, 2014

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 […]

APSE 2014: Preparing for the slow days June 27, 2014

No matter how big or small your market, sometimes there are just days where there isn’t much going on. The session “quick and easy ways to generate content for slow days” seeks to alleviate any concerns, especially in cities without professional or major college sports teams.

APSE 2014: Wendell Smith honored as Red Smith Award winner June 27, 2014

Jackie Robinson is one of the greatest sports stories, and the man at the forefront in telling that story was sportswriter Wendell Smith. He played an integral part in the early part of Robinson’s career, and the two were intertwined for the rest of their lives.
For Smith’s trailblazing work, he was awarded the Red Smith Award on Friday, accepted by writer and historian Larry Lester.

APSE 2014: Nothing beats a good story June 26, 2014

Long-form journalism is a process and an art, and the best long-form pieces can leave readers craving for more. Three of the best in the business: Grantland.com’s Bryan Curtis, Sally Jenkins from The Washington Post and author Bill Nack shared their knowledge Thursday during the “rebirth of long form” session.

APSE 2014: Coverage of women’s sports has ways to go June 26, 2014

Women account for 43 percent of NCAA scholarship athletes yet receive between 2 percent and 4 percent of total coverage. The opening session of the Associated Press Sports Editors convention — the portrayal of women by sports media — delved into the sources of this gender divide and the ethical dilemmas of a post-Title IX newsroom.

Apply by June 1 for APSE Scholarship May 28, 2014

APSE sponsors four $1,500 scholarship for collegiate sports journalists which it hopes will help motivate talented students to pursue a career in sports journalism. Students have until June 1 to apply.

Officers

Mike Sherman

Mike Sherman

President
The Oklahoman

Mary Byrne

Mary Byrne

First Vice President
USA TODAY Sports

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
(retired)

In the News

Aug 24, 2014APSE accepting applications for 2014-15 Diversity Fellowship Program

APSE is accepting applications for its 2014-15 Diversity Fellowship Program. The program is an in-depth, nine-month course of study for working, mid-career professionals who are interested in pursuing a path as a manager (typically a sports editor, assistant sports editor or sports reporter) in sports journalism. This training program, which prepares Fellows to be candidates for such positions, is underwritten by APSE and its partners, and there is no cost to the Fellows. The deadline is Sept. 19.

Aug 21, 2014NABJ, NAHJ conventions feature sports talent

The National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists held their annual national conventions earlier this month, and not surprisingly, sports journalists were at the forefront.

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Blogs

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.