USA Today Sports Media Group has committed a $1,000 sponsorship to APSE's Diversity Fellowship Program, joining The Sporting News and Digital First Media as gold-level sponsors of APSE's sports journalism management training program for women and editors of color.
The Diversity Fellowship Program was launched in 2011 by APSE. It is a ninth-month training program designed to prepare mid-career journalists to join or advance in management of sports journalism. The first class of Fellows graduated at APSE's summer conference in Chicago in June.
APSE is the major sponsor of the program. Other supporters include Indiana University, which hosts a weekend of academic training, and the Association for Women in Sports Media, which is a bronze-level sponsor.