NEWSLETTER FOR DECEMBER 2005
||The Turin game plan
Coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics is still an important and fun challenge for sports sections across the country. For those newspapers sending staff members to Italy, planning ahead and having a pre-formulated schedule to follow as much as possible is imperative.
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• The evolution of a sports section
Glen Crevier: While on a trip recently, I picked up a sports section from a newspaper that I had long held in high regard for its breadth of coverage and rich content. I was stunned at what I was holding in my hands.
• Searching for the next third vice president
Greg Brownell: We need you. We, being the smallest newspapers in APSE. You, being the next third vice president of this organization.
• Important web sites
A list of some web sites pertaining to the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
• 2006 schedule highlights
Highlights from the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
• Sudden impact
Bill Bradley: Usually when a team moves from one city to another, there's weeks of anticipation followed by months of hype. When three pro franchises left New Orleans earlier this year, there was little to do but react.
• Web of change
Jason Carris: For today's sports editor, especially those at small- and medium-sized papers, producing an online sports product is as foreign a concept as biochemistry or cattle futures.
• Chicago 5-0!
The Chicago Tribune churns out four sections and 50 pages of sports on one October Sunday.
• Houston, we have a (deadline) problem
Fred Faour: Game 3 of the 2005 World Series threw a wrench into the editions plans for the Houston Chronicle. The sports editor tell us how they made adjustments.
• Poynter answers call for sports writing workshop
Roy Peter Clark: My blood started pumping when a sports editor from the Midwest grabbed me by the sports jacket and threatened to toss me through the saloon doors and out onto the dusty street if Poynter didn't do more for sports journalists.
• Contest judging at a glance
Helpful information for the 2005 Contest.
• On the move
Larry Ames: A region-by-region look at personnel moves.
• Region reports
A look at APSE region activity.
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• Web reminder
The Webmaster for the APSE site reminds members that he is constantly in search of breaking news in your sports department.
• Color photographs wanted
Note from the APSE webmaster.