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Convention 2010
June 23-26
Marriott City Center,
Salt Lake City


For information:
Garry D. Howard:
E-mail | 414-224-2306

Jack Berninger:
E-mail | 804-741-1565

Workshop materials

Judging 2010
March 6-10
Radisson WorldGate,
Kissimmee, Fla.


For information:
Phil Kaplan:
E-mail | 865-342-6285

Jack Berninger:
E-mail | 804-741-1565

Mandatory dates:
Sunday: April 5
Weekday: Tue., Feb. 24

NEWSLETTER FOR FEBRUARY 2007

Mike Fannin: It was sweeps week in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors' writing and section contests that ended Wednesday. (March 1)


Lynn Hoppes: We're down to the few (entries) and downtrodden (judges). After three days of reading, it ends this afternoon. (Feb. 28)


Lynn Hoppes: It's been a slow process this time for APSE judging. I think it's a combination of several things: lots of new judges, lots of questionable stories that may be in wrong categories or special sections that are hoping to counted as part of a daily, etc. But we're slowly making our way through. (Feb. 27)


Lynn Hoppes: The first day of judging is over, and we have only one judging category finished. (Feb. 26)


Lynn Hoppes: It's Sunday morning and APSE judging is about to begin in Long Beach, Calif. We're staying at the Coast Hotel near the Queen Mary and all the piers. It's technically Long Beach, but it's really across the water from all the fun of the city. As APSE President Jim Jenks says, "It's like we're in Alcatraz and we can see all the people having fun across the water." (Feb. 25)


After everything New Orleans residents went through since Hurricane Katrina, the unexpected performance by the Saints proved to be a big lift for their spirits. (Feb. 23)


Sports Editor, Idaho Falls Post Register (Feb. 24)


Sports Editor, The Herald News (West Paterson, N.J.) (Feb. 24)


Sports Editor, The News Virginian (Waynesboro, Va.) (Feb. 23)


Sports Editor, St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press (Feb. 23)


Sports Editor, Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald (Feb. 22)


Sports Editor, Las Cruces (N.M.) Sun-News (Feb. 22)


Sports Writer, Denton (Texas) Record-Chronicle (Feb. 21)


Sports Editor, Yankton (S.D.) Daily Press & Dakotan (Feb. 21)


Assistant Sports Editor, Fairfield (Calif.) Daily Republic (Feb. 20)


Sports Editor, Winona (Minn.) Daily News (Feb. 20)


Van McKenzie's death on Jan. 26 brought forth a tidal wave of memories and recollections from the hundreds of people he crossed paths with in his four decades as a sports journalist. (Feb. 19)


Andy Johnson: We've been focusing on beefing up our Internet site the past several months, so staff writer Jon Page and photographer Diane Cebula came up with the idea to add a narrated slideshow to complement our Georgia baseball season preview and hopefully provide some online oomph and drive traffic to our site. (Feb. 18)


Larry Vaught: For a small paper like ours, having two football teams playing in back-to-back state title games on the same day is a huge undertaking. Here is how we handled the challenge. (Feb. 17)


Rusty Hampton: The Clarion-Ledger did more on signing day for online this year than ever before, with up-to-date lists, blogging and more. (Feb. 16)


Michael A. Anastasi: Looking to infuse some fun in our coverage, we convened a team of actual rocket scientists to analyze the big game. (We also brought together brain surgeons, but they didn't play along quite as well). The rocket scientists, though, they were awesome. (Feb. 15)


Lydia Craver: The past six weeks have been exhilirating and exhausting at The Miami Herald – where a massive team effort put together outstanding coverage of three major "events" in college football bowls, the Super Bowl and national signing day. (Feb. 14)


Bryan White: The night of Super Bowl XLI went smoothly for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Thanks to a convincing victory and a game that finished before 10 p.m. All of our writers, spread throughout the stadium, remained on their e-mail throughout the game so that we could be in constant communication. Thus, all angles were covered and there was no duplication. (Feb. 13)


Toby Carrig: Positioned on the calendar just after Christmas, the 16-team, four-day Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament draws fans of all ages for long days of basketball and catching up with friends. (Feb. 12)


Steve Ahillen: During the week before the Super Bowl, the Knoxville Sentinel put up an item on its website that might be of some interest regionally. They sent out a call for children who are named after Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. They received replies from 49 in Knoxville and 170 nationally. (Feb. 11)


Doug Roberson: Six of the 10 APSE regions check in with news and notes from newspapers in their area. (Feb. 10)


Toby Carrig: Ira Berkow is retiring from the New York Times after 25 years, although he says he has no intention of retiring from writing. Plus moves from nine regions. (Feb. 9)


Executive Sports Editor Lynn Hoppes has been named associate managing editor of sports for the Orlando Sentinel, effective immediately, Managing Editor Mark Russell announced on Tuesday. (Feb. 8)


Toby Carrig: Count David Aldridge among those people who didn't expect to see a David Aldridge byline in the Philadelphia Inquirer again after he was among 68 people laid off by the paper in early January. (Feb. 7)


Roy Peter Clark: There is room for 150 this spring – first come, first served – at a conference on sports journalism at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. The dates, April 18-20, have been chosen to avoid coverage conflicts. (Feb. 6)


Lynn Hoppes: Newspapers need Super Bowls in their towns every day. If that happened, we probably wouldn't be panicking about our future. Seriously. (Feb. 5)


Lynn Hoppes: Today is the big day in South Florida, whether you call it Miami or Fort Lauderdale or somewhere in between. With so much media coverage, we've decided to query the big state newspapers on the coverage of the Big Game. (Feb. 4)


Alex Marvez: As the recently elected president of the Pro Football Writers of America, I wanted to say that I am hoping to strengthen our organization's ties with yours. To this effect, we have designated Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports to serve as the PFWA's liaison with the APSE. (Feb. 3)


Larry Vaught: I didn't need long to learn that APSE offers numerous benefits from networking to problem solving to creative ideas. However, the biggest benefit of APSE membership for me has been getting to know Associated Press sports editor Terry Taylor. (Feb. 2)


Jim Jenks: Mike Fannin, this year's contest chair, informs me that we are short of potential judges with less than month to go. According to Fannin, we have a little over 60 commitments, but we need at least 85. Last year we had 104 go to Orlando and it was still a struggle to get everything done by the Wednesday deadline. (Feb. 1)


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