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Diversity Board

Welcome to the APSE Diversity Board. APSE maintains this board of diverse sports journalists as a potential aid to hiring editors. We encourage diverse journalists to list themselves here (there is no charge). For questions about the board, contact Jorge Rojas, APSE Diversity Committee chair, at  jrojas@miamiherald.com.

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APSE Diversity Board Entries

 EDITORS

John Devine, assistant sports editor, The Miami Herald; University of Central Florida; jdevine@miamiherald.com

Ralph Diaz, copy editor; rdiaz1187@yahoo.com

Keith Jenkins, assistant sports editor, Kentucky New Era, 2 y.o.s.; BA in Journalism, University of Cincinnati; Kienkins04@yahoo.com 

Forest Lee, editor, 23 y.o.s; blak4rest@aol.com

Gregory Lee, senior assistant sports  editor, The Boston Globe, 18 y.o.s.; Bachelors; gleejr9472@gmail.com

Kyle Means, copy/web editor, reporter, 4 y.o.s.;  kmeansit@gmail.com

Alex Mena, deputy sports editor, The Miami Herald; amena@miamiherald.com

Gautham Negesh, boxing editor, Stiff Jab, 5 y.o.s.; American Studies, Cornell University; editor@stiffjab.net

Mark Pargas, staff editor-features, The New York Times, 27 y.o.s.; BA in Journalism, Maryland Institue; denverspurs@gmail.com

Brandon Parker, associate editor, ESPN HS; BA in Journalism- UNC, MA in Journalism –Northwestern; bparker06@gmail.com

Jorge Rojas, executive sports editor, The Miami Herald; University of Florida; jrojas@miamiherald.com

Danyelle White, assistant sports editor, Salt Lake Tribune, 5 y.o.s.; dwhite@sltrib.com

 

WRITERS

 Zuri Berry, sports producer/writer, The Boston Globe/Boston.com, 5 y.o.s.; California State University;  zuri@zuriberry.com

Kareem Copeland, sports specialist (Green Bay Packers), Gannet, 9 y.o.s.; University of Michigan kmarcel.copeland@yahoo.com 

Andre Fernandez, high schools editor/writer; University of Miami; a1fernandez@miamiherald.com

Steven Gaither, journalist, freelance; BA of Mass Communications, Winston-Salem State University; stevenjgaither@yahoo.com 

Edward Harbour, sports writer, Santa Barbra New-Press, 12 y.o.s.; AA; harbour@gmail.com

Monica Holland, writer, Fayetteville Publishing Co., 9 y.o.s.; B.S. in English; hollandm@fayobsserver.com

Jason Jones, senior writer (NBA/NFL), The Sacramento Bee, 9 y.o.s.; MA in Journalism, UC Berkeley; deadlineque@gmail.com 

Kimberley Martin, sports reporter, Newsday, 4 y.o.s.; BA Wesleyan University, MA- Syracuse University; kimberley.a.martin@gmail.com

Chris Murray, freelance writer, Philadelphia Sunday Sun, 27 y.o.s.; MA in Journalism at Michigan State , MA Political Science, African American Studies at Temple University;  csmsu06@yahoo.com

Shannon Owens, columnist, Orlando Sentinel, 8 y.o.s.;  University of Texas; sjowens@orlandosentinel.com

Carron Phillips, sports writer; carron.phillips@gmail.com

Duane Rankin, columnist, Erie Time-News, 17 y.o.s.; BA Marshall Universityranktime@gmail.com

Marcus Vanderberg, online producer, Viacom, 5 y.o.s.; Hofstra University; marcusvanderberg@gmail.com

Francesca Weems, sports reporter, IMG Worldwide, 1 y.o.s.; BA in Mass communications, UC Berkeley fweems@gmail.com

Freddie Willis, sports writer, freelance, 17 y.o.s.; Oral Roberts University; fredwillisstepp@yahoo.com

Tony Williams, sports reporter, Metro New York, 13 y.o.s; BA in communications-Journalism;  twilliams@basketballbeat.com

Nubyjas Wilborn, online producer, 6 y.o.s.; BA in journalism, Clark Atlanta University;  nubyjaswilborn@gmail.com

 

STUDENTS

Ty Hardamon, communication, 1 y.o.s., BA from Central State University (pursuing master's at Hofstra); tyhardmonjr@gmail.com

Alex Prewitt, student, 6 y.o.s.; Tufts University, alexanderprewitt@gmail.com Jordan Sevems, student, 4 y.o.s.; jsevems1@gmail.com

Justin Walters, student, 1 y.o.s., La Salle University; jrwh22@gmail.com

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

 Sharee Graham, NFLPA/How We Live; BS in Communications and Education, 5 y.o.s.; S2nfl@yahoo.com

 D. Jones, Admin, 10 y.o.s; dlj20@hotmail.com

Diversity Board

Date postedJob(s) wantedContact
7/8/15APSE accepting applications for 2015-16 Diversity Fellowship Program

APSE will accept applications for the 2015-16 Diversity Fellowship Program from Aug. 1 to Aug. 31.

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.

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6/12/15UCF Report: Little diversity found in sports departments

“The report card is disappointing and shows how far we have to go,” said Mike Sherman, APSE’s president and sports editor of The Oklahoman. “It’s imperative that APSE continue to encourage and assist member organizations as they strive to build staffs that reflect the growing diversity of our communities.” To that end, Sherman noted several efforts APSE has used to foster diversity.

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6/10/15Sports Journalism Institute receives Missouri’s Distinguished Service in Journalism award

The Sports Journalism Institute directors Sandy Rosenbush and Leon Carter will accept the medal during a banquet Monday, Oct. 26 on the University of Missouri.

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2/18/15APSE seeks Diversity Fellow sponsors

APSE’s Diversity Fellows program needs your support. Here’s how anyone can help.

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9/22/14Diversity Fellowship Program application deadline extended to Oct. 1

The deadline for applications to the 2014-15 APSE Diversity Fellowship Program has been extended to Oct. 1. 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.

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8/21/14NABJ, 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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1/23/14AWSM, LANG are latest Diversity Fellowship sponsors

By Jorge Rojas Miami Herald Let's give a big hand to the latest sponsors of APSE's Diversity Fellowship Program: the Association for Women in Sports Media and the Los Angeles News Group. AWSM donated $750 and LANG kicked in $500 to bring APSE's total to $3,750 so far for 2013-14. They join Digital First Media, […]

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1/23/14Diversity fellows bond in Indy

(From left to right: Johanna Huybers, Marcus Vanderberg, Emily Horos and Erik Horne)  By Jorge Rojas Miami Herald A fun and productive Diversity Weekend in cold, snowy Indianapolis came to a close Sunday as the 2013-14 class of APSE Diversity Fellows braved the elements to meet in person and take part in a variety of workshops and […]

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10/8/13Outreach: APSE Day at Hampton University set for Nov. 13

APSE Day at Hampton University is set for Nov. 13 and will be held in conjunction with the Atlantic Coast region meeting.

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10/16/12Diversity Day scheduled for Hampton

APSE's Diversity Day at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism on the campus of Hampton University will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 14. This is the fifth year for the program in which APSE members participate in a day of learning targeted for students at Hampton. Nick Mathews of the Houston Chronicle will moderate a […]

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10/8/12Meet the 2012 APSE Diversity Fellows

A sports writer/copy editor from Wichita, a “do-everything” copy editor in Los Angeles, a sports desk copy chief in Fayetteville, N.C., and an NBA columnist in Miami are the members of the 2012 class for the APSE Diversity Fellowship. Meet them.

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8/27/12Deadline is Sept. 19 for Diversity Fellowship Program

APSE is accepting applications for its Diversity Fellowship Program, 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 or assistant sports editor) 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.

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Officers

Mary Byrne

Mary Byrne

President
ESPN.com

Tommy Deas

Tommy Deas

First Vice President
The Tuscaloosa News

Todd Adams

Todd M. Adams

Second Vice President
San Diego Union-Tribune

Jack Berninger

Jack Berninger

Executive Director
Richmond Times-Dispatch
(retired)

Bill Eichenberger

Bill Eichenberger

Secretary/Treasurer
Bleacher Report

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Aug 25, 2015Abbey Mastracco, Multimedia Sports Writer

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

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 […]

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Blogs

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.