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Temple Sports Journalism Summit Sept. 22, 2014

Plans are well underway for the third annual Temple Journalism Sports Summit on Nov. 3 at the Temple University Student Center, 1755 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia. Cost will be $5. If anyone wants to participate with the job fair and/or mock interviews, please let Chris Imperiale or Paul Vigna know. Questions? Call Paul at 717.255.8404.

On the Move: September Sept. 17, 2014

Ten years ago, Dejan Kovacevic had a career-changing conversation with Stephen A. Smith. On a bus ride during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, the then-Philadelphia Inquirer sports columnist told Kovacevic the importance of creating his own brand and of knowing how many pageviews his stories received. The internet, Smith thought, was changing the […]

Website contest entries being accepted Sept. 8, 2014

Associated Press Sports Editors is now accepting entries for its annual website contest.   This is a transitional judging year as APSE moves to a more year-round judging format for the website contest. Entries will be judged during a 30-day period during the football season and again during a second 30-day window before the start […]

A call for judges Sept. 3, 2014

Associated Press Sports Editors needs judges for the upcoming website contest. The contest will be judged in four categories over two month-long judging windows: one during the football season before the end of the year and again early in 2015. A top 10 and 10 honorable mentions in each category will be revealed at the […]

Third vice president column: How to add 50 new APSE members Sept. 1, 2014

President Mike Sherman has a vision of adding at least 50 new members to APSE –one from every state.

Lofty goal? Perhaps. But one worth pursuing.

As the number of APSE members has contracted over the last few years, it has become obvious which have become the main contributors. I think we have reached our core.

Football preview section exchange program Sept. 1, 2014

By John Bednarowski APSE Third Vice President Marietta Daily Journal   As the calendar turns to September, and football begins in full force, nearly every newspaper in some shape or form put together a preseason preview. For many of us, especially smaller papers, it is the largest project we undertake each year. So now it […]

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.

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

Sep 22, 2014Temple Sports Journalism Summit

Plans are well underway for the third annual Temple Journalism Sports Summit on Nov. 3 at the Temple University Student Center, 1755 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia. Cost will be $5. If anyone wants to participate with the job fair and/or mock interviews, please let Chris Imperiale or Paul Vigna know. Questions? Call Paul at 717.255.8404.

Sep 17, 2014On the Move: September

Ten years ago, Dejan Kovacevic had a career-changing conversation with Stephen A. Smith. On a bus ride during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, the then-Philadelphia Inquirer sports columnist told Kovacevic the importance of creating his own brand and of knowing how many pageviews his stories received. The internet, Smith thought, was changing the […]

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Blogs

Sep 15, 2014APSE at ASNE/APME Conference: Day 1

APSE president Mike Sherman of The Oklahoman is attending the ASNE-APME conference in Chicago. Follow his posts and others from Day 1 of the conference for news and updates relevant to sports journalism. Live Blog APSE at ASNE-APME conference  

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.