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More Off-Site Judges Needed Feb. 4, 2016

APSE needs a few more off-site judges for the upcoming contest.
The window for judging will be Feb. 22-March 2. The estimated time commitment will be up to 2-3 hours per day.

Executive Committee to vote on WEEI.com website membership Jan. 19, 2016

The website weei.com has applied for membership in APSE. Per APSE bylaws, an Executive Committee vote is needed on each news organization. That vote will be taken by e-mail after this notice is listed on the APSE website for a period of 10 days.   Dues structure for websites are as follows: Under 250,000 unique […]

Red Smith Award nominations being accepted Jan. 19, 2016

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Red Smith Award. The award is presented to a person who has made major contributions to sports journalism. Nominations will close Monday, February 15.

Upload links for the contest Jan. 9, 2016

Upload links for the contest. If your link does not work or if you have changed categories, please email Mary Byrne at apsecontest@gmail.com. Thanks!

2015 contest mandatory dates chosen Dec. 31, 2015

The mandatory dates for the 2015 Daily and Sunday Section contests have been chosen. SUNDAY April 26, 2015 and Oct. 11, 2015 DAILY Jan. 5-Jan. 10 and July 20-25. Under new contest rules, newspapers may pick one paper from each of those two periods.

A Call for Judges Dec. 10, 2015

APSE needs judges for the upcoming Winter Meetings scheduled for Feb. 27-March 2 at Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Sauk Valley Media seeks Sports Editor Nov. 11, 2015

Sauk Valley Media in northwestern Illinois is looking for a dynamic leader with a passion for sports, a knack for storytelling, and an eye for design to lead an award-winning sports department. Our sports coverage wins state and national awards yearly, a tradition we intend to continue. Sauk Valley Media publishes two daily papers: the […]

Citizens’ Voice seeks sports copy editor Oct. 26, 2015

The Citizens’ Voice in Wilkes-Barre, PA is looking for an editor with sports knowledge who can edit copy, write headlines, design pages, collaborate with writers and post to our website with speed and accuracy. Daily newspaper experience is preferred. Knowledge of AP style and page design is a must. Candidates with a working understanding of […]

Yakima Herald-Republic seeks versatile sports journalist Oct. 13, 2015

Versatile sports journalist needed The Yakima Herald-Republic sports department, a consistent winner in the APSE’s annual contest, has an immediate opening for a versatile journalist on its full-time staff. The position will be responsible for the designing the sports section once or twice a week, producing content for both print and digital platforms, and maintenance […]

Arizona Daily Star seeks college football beat reporter Oct. 9, 2015

The Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, Arizona, is seeking a college football beat reporter who can break news, provide analysis and star in print, digital and video platforms. The ideal candidate should have five years of college football beat experience and familiarity with both digital and video reporting. The University of Arizona’s football team is […]

Idaho Statesman seeks copy editor/page designer Oct. 4, 2015

A sports copy editor/page designer position is available at the award-winning Idaho Statesman in Boise, one of the best cities in the country in which to live. The right candidate will go beyond helping us tell compelling stories in print, and tell them with interactivity and curation on multiple digital platforms. The right candidate will […]

Columbus (Ind.) Republic seeks sports editor Oct. 4, 2015

The Columbus (Indiana) Republic is seeking an energetic sports editor who has the drive and skills to direct coverage and write sport stories.  Candidates must have innovative coverage ideas, focus on the local community and have excellent judgment and planning skills. Must be able to do and develop in-depth enterprise, breaking news, feature and daily […]

Southeast Missourian seeks sports editor Oct. 4, 2015

The Southeast Missourian and semoball.com seek a leader who can inspire others to produce high quality content for print and the web, manage day-to-day operations and have the ability to launch and oversee exciting new projects. Semoball.com is a regional sports site that covers 57 high schools, features work from the staffs of five daily newspapers in the […]

The National seeks sports news editor Sept. 25, 2015

The National, the English-language daily in Abu Dhabi, UAE, is looking for a sports news editor tojoin our staff of 20. The successful candidate will have at least five years ofexperience in newspapers and the ability to book a daily newspaper section of8-10 broadsheet pages and also the ability to serve as the section’s primarycopy […]

Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel seeks copy editor/page designer Sept. 22, 2015

The Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel daily newspapers seek a skilled copy editor and page designer, preferably with reporting experience, who can multi-task duties on a busy sports department desk. The person will help ensure copy for the sports pages of both papers and on centralmaine.com is fair and accurate, follows Associated Press style and […]

Abbey Mastracco, Multimedia Sports Writer Aug. 25, 2015

Abbey Mastracco, Multimedia Sports Writer   Position sought: NHL, MLB or college beat writing position   Contact: abbeymastracco@gmail.com or 916-220-6076 Twitter: @abbeymastracco   Summary: I’m a Los Angeles-based reporter who has primarily covered the both NHL and MLB teams as well as UCLA and Big West sports for the last three years. I’ve covered a […]

Salt Lake City seeks copy desk slot person Aug. 18, 2015

The Salt Lake Tribune/ sltrib.com has an immediate opening for a sports copy desk slot person to join the production team at Utah’s most respected and largest independent news organization — and an annual APSE top-10 daily and Sunday sports section. Qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate impeccable editing and page-design skills. Candidates also […]

2015 APSE digital contest is underway Aug. 15, 2015

Todd M. AdamsSan Diego Union-Tribune The 2015 APSE Digital Contest (formerly website contest) is underway. The first day judges were allowed to look at sites was Saturday (Aug. 15). They will have the option of looking at sites until Dec. 31. In addition, there will be two mandatory weeks in which judges will be required […]


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First Vice President
The Tuscaloosa News

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Second Vice President
San Diego Union-Tribune

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Richmond Times-Dispatch

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In the News

Feb 4, 2016More Off-Site Judges Needed

APSE needs a few more off-site judges for the upcoming contest.
The window for judging will be Feb. 22-March 2. The estimated time commitment will be up to 2-3 hours per day.

Jan 31, 2016Important contest addendum on Projects category

Contest addendum: It was decided at the 2015 Summer Conference that judging in the Projects category can be done by link with multimedia content included. You can update your entry if needed.

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Sep 6, 2015Backstory: ‘Silence at Baylor’ now a thunderous topic

By Mark Selig A freelance writer received a tip, and less than three weeks later, it led to tangible change in big-time college athletics. Jessica Luther has written more than a dozen articles about sexual assaults in college football, so it’s common for her to receive the type of message she did this month, when someone — […]

Aug 4, 2015Backstory: ‘Productive procrastination’ helps Tim Graham nail feature stories

“Backstory” is Mark Selig’s new blog, going behind the story on some of the biggest sports stories. His latest post deals with Buffalo News enterprise writer Tim Graham’s profile of Bills bust Aaron Maybin.