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Emily Horos elected Southeast Region vice chair Jan. 28, 2015

By John Bednarowski Marietta Daily Journal APSE Third Vice President   Emily Horos of the Cherokee Tribune is the new vice chair of the Southeast Region. Horos will serve in the position for the next two-plus years as she assists region chair Chris White of the Louisville Courier Journal. The election was necessary after former […]

Most-asked contest questions (with answers!) Jan. 18, 2015

All contest writing entries must be submitted by midnight Jan. 24. Haven’t started? No worries. Here’s a cheatsheet featuring the most-asked questions so far. Still confused? That’s why I (Mary) am here. Email me at mbyrne@usatoday.com or call 703-599-0061.

John Boyle elected Great Lakes vice chair Jan. 14, 2015

By Loren Nelson John Boyle was born in Canada and raised – for a short while – in his parents’ native Scotland.  Despite his multinational roots, Boyle, who in September was voted vice chair of the Great Lakes Region, is about as Ohio as they come. Boyle’s family settled just north of Cincinnati in the […]

Complete contest information Jan. 13, 2015

2014 APSE Contest Big news: All writing entries will be submitted electronically via Google Drive. This marks a significant change in our contest, one that we hope will be for the better. I would ask for your patience as we work out the kinks. And I welcome your feedback throughout the process. Having trouble? Shoot […]

Tom Moore named West Region vice chair Jan. 13, 2015

By Melissa Geisler Yahoo! Sports Tom Moore, executive sports editor and digital director of sports for the Los Angeles News Group, has been elected West Region vice chair. His journalism career started in the Pacific Northwest, where he was a beat writer covering University of Washington football for four years. He also covered the Seattle Mariners […]

Jason Murray tabbed as new Northeast Region vice chair Jan. 8, 2015

The Northeast Region has made an overt effort over the last year to get more current APSE members involved in the group at any level.   So when Judy Connelly took a new job and moved out of the region and Jim Luttrell of The New York Times moved up to region chair, there were […]

Meet your contest section catchers Jan. 6, 2015

Here are your catchers for the contest. Under 30: Tim Stephens. 30-75: Roger Simmons. 75-175: Jorge Rojas. Over 175: Kathy Laughlin. Each will handle the daily section, Sunday sections and special sections for each category.

Important instructions change for writing entries Jan. 5, 2015

I need you to identify the publication at the top of the entry when you submit it. This is to guarantee that the USA TODAY Sports entries are indeed the entries in the USA TODAY Sports folder, not those of the New York Times. Without that ID there’s no way for me to tell. When we move the entries into the official contest folders, we will delete the identifier.

Contest: Final two mandatory dates Jan. 1, 2015

Final two mandatory dates for the section contest are Monday, July 21 and Sunday, Aug. 31. The previously drawn mandatory dates are Monday, Jan. 20 and Sunday, Feb. 23.

It’s here! APSE contest goes digital Dec. 23, 2014

Big news: All writing entries will be submitted electronically via Google Drive. This marks a significant change in our contest, one that we hope will be for the better. I would ask for your patience as we work out the kinks. And I welcome your feedback throughout the process.

Having trouble? Shoot me an email or call me. Our goal is that that the contest be a breeze to enter. So please help us make that a reality.

Game story returns to APSE contest for Class D Dec. 23, 2014

John Bednarowski Marietta Daily Journal APSE Third Vice President     You asked for it. You got it. I’m happy to announce that for our Class D papers, the game story will be back in the contest this winter. I was made aware of that last week during a conference call with our other officers. […]

Media housing requests being accepted for Rio Olympics Dec. 5, 2014

If you’re planning on covering the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, it’s time to start your early planning.   You already should have applied for credentials through the USOC. The APSE/USOC credentialing meeting has been scheduled for Jan. 22 at the Hilton O’Hare in Chicago. Our group may take the morning of Jan. […]

Women in Sports Media Panel Dec. 6 at Newseum Dec. 4, 2014

Here are the details:   Women in Sports Media Panel Dec. 6, 2014, 2 p.m. at the Newseum RSVP to bmechum@umd.edu Mary Byrne, Managing Editor/Sports, USA Today Sally Jenkins, Columnist, The Washington Post Marcia Keegan, Vice-President for Production, ESPN Andrea Kremer, Reporter, HBO “Real Sports,” NFL Network Monica McNutt, Reporter, NewsChannel 8 Rachel Nichols, Sports […]

Roanoke Times seeks assistant sports editor Nov. 20, 2014

The Roanoke Times, a seven-day, multimedia publication located in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, seeks a talented, experienced journalist to be our Assistant Sports Editor. We’re the go-to source for news and information on athletics at nearby Virginia Tech. We also boast some of the best prep Sports coverage in the Southeast. The Roanoke Times regularly earns […]

Richmond Times-Dispatch seeks deputy sports editor Nov. 18, 2014

The Richmond Times-Dispatch is seeking a Deputy Sports Editor. The ideal candidate is one who will be able to help lead the RTD sports department across all platforms with a focus on nightly production of the print product and website, as well as the coordination of the copy desk and its designers. The candidate also […]

Mid-Atlantic Region meeting: Impact of social media on coverage Nov. 6, 2014

By Paul Vigna  The third annual Temple Sports Summit and Associated Press Sports Editors’ Mid-Atlantic Region meeting took place Monday at the Howard Gittis Student Center South on the school’s main campus. Between signups and walkups, about 190 people attended at different points throughout the day. The event also was live-tweeted. Peter King, of si.com […]

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

Jan 28, 2015Emily Horos elected Southeast Region vice chair

By John Bednarowski Marietta Daily Journal APSE Third Vice President   Emily Horos of the Cherokee Tribune is the new vice chair of the Southeast Region. Horos will serve in the position for the next two-plus years as she assists region chair Chris White of the Louisville Courier Journal. The election was necessary after former […]

Jan 21, 2015APSE Atlantic Coast Region meeting: The two sides of ‘being more than your byline’

By Tommy Hamzik ELON, N.C. — Forward thinking was the premise at the APSE Atlantic Coast region meeting. Sessions discussed social media, the changing nature of covering college athletics and tips for students and employers in the annual meeting Jan. 19 hosted by Elon University’s School of Communications. Sports editors from Virginia and North Carolina […]

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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.