NEWSLETTER FOR JUNE 2006
Beat writers working pro sports have varying degrees of frustration when it comes to getting face time with athletes and coaches. And their editors have varying degrees of success at remedying those frustrations. But most say that hope for improving the situation exists.
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• Parting thoughts to consider
Glen Crevier: The founding fathers of APSE were smart enough to put term limits into the bylaws. While that's a good thing, there is one drawback. By the time you step down as president, you're just starting to figure out the job.
• Thinking about our future
Greg Brownell: In a couple of weeks, APSE will have a new third vice president. I don't know who it will be at this writing, but we had three excellent candidates. I know our small-newspaper interests will be in good hands.
• Red Smith Award winner: Joe McGuff
The late Joe McGuff of the Kansas City Star is the recipient of the 2006 Red Smith Award.
• Been there, done that
Larry Ames: The final column of Larry Ames, who retired from the Ventura County (Calif.) Star.
• How about a day of surfing in Vegas?
Ronnie Ramos: It was suggested recently, to a group of sports editors from around the country, that APSE consider judging newspaper sports section Web sites. The intense – and varied – reaction to the idea summed up the state of sports Web sites across America: it's all over the place.
• Game over?
Jena Janovy: While sports editors aren't quite ready to write the game story's obit, many are trying different ways to keep it relevant.
• Diversifying your copy desk
Joanne C. Gerstner: With grass-roots effort, AWSM wants to help APSE members find women for copy editor jobs.
• Common themes for covering the Cup
Jason Carris: Move over baseball. Step aside Tiger Woods. The 2006 World Cup is here.
• Just do it, folks, but do it better
Brett Friedlander: 131 sports journalists from 24 states and the Virgin Islands gathered for the Poynter Institute's inaugural Sportswriting Summit, held in St. Petersburg, Fla., on April 12-14.
• Learn to breathe, enjoy the ride
Dan Wiederer: Hi. My name is Dan. And I suffer from "I'm not yet where I once thought I would be" syndrome. Only now I know I'm not alone.
• On the move
Toby Carrig: 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.