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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


Garry D. Howard: The 2009 APSE Judging Convention is fast approaching and despite this recent spate of bad economic news in our industry, we are prepared to descend on Las Vegas in full force. (Dec. 31)

Toby Carrig: Don't like your state high school association's current policy on photo reprint sales from championship events? There's a chance your opinion can help craft compromise. (Dec. 24)

Paul Skrbina: For nine months of the year, football fields sit restless in towns framed by far-as-the-eye-can-see farm fields. But when summer leans into fall in the Sauk Valley, those fields come to life. (Dec. 23)

Greg Brownell: In a couple of weeks, many of us will be preparing entries for the APSE's annual writing and section judging competition. I want to remind you of a change in the contest rules that may benefit some of you who are among our smaller newspapers, and how it will affect your entries. (Dec. 22)

Mike Sherman: In the Great Plains Region Report, the Des Moines Register is driving traffic to its Web site with the launch of searchable databases for high school records in track and field, boys and girls basketball, football and wrestling, the Drake Relay high school winners and 2009 commitments. Also, the Southeast Missourian produced a 16-page basketball section covering its 39 teams, including Southeast Missouri State men's and women's basketball. (Dec. 19)

In a recent memo, AWSM's Jenni Carlson writes: "The Associated Press Sports Editors recently contacted us about the possibility of partnering together for national conventions. The AWSM board recently discussed and decided, for the time being, to continue doing our own national conventions to best cater to the diverse needs of our membership. We are excited about the possibility of partnering with APSE at the regional level." (Dec. 18)

Lynn Hoppes: I'm a little surprised to hear from second vice president Tim Wheatley of the Baltimore Sun that AWSM doesn't want to look into a joint convention with APSE. As times become tougher for national conventions, I thought it would be a good idea to explore the possibility. (Dec. 18)

Gregory Lee: The Sports Journalism Institute is beginning the process of selecting its intern class for the summer of 2009. Newspapers that are interested in hosting an intern should contact Sandy Rosenbush via e-mail as soon as possible since there only two slots remain open for host papers or Web sites. (Dec. 16)

Bob Romantic: In this month's edition of "On the Move," the East Valley (Ariz.) Tribune has had quite a bit of news in the past month – none of it good. While newspapers everywhere have made substantial cuts, what they've undergone is probably unprecedented. Also, moves from the West, Southeast, Northeast, Great Plains and Mid-Atlantic regions. (Dec. 15)

Phil Kaplan: In the Southeast Region Report, college football in the South, especially in the SEC, is not just a regional obsession. There are no boundaries thanks to the Internet. (Dec. 11)

Steve Trosky: The Associated Press Sports Editors teamed with the Scripps Howard Foundation on Nov. 12 to give more than 80 Hampton University and Hampton Roads (Va.) area high school students the opportunity to learn more about sports writing, newspapers, Internet and the media. (Dec. 10)

Jerry Micco: The Mid-Atlantic held its annual meeting in State College, Pa., on Dec. 1 and the unusual "reverse" panel was the headline event. For 90 minutes the panel of students – Josh Langenbacher, Kimberly Meyer, Quinn Roberts and Mark Viera – were the questioners rather than the sports editors in attendance. It was a chance for students who will be entering the sports journalism profession to ask those currently in it how what's really going on. (Dec. 9)

Tribune Company today announced that it is voluntarily restructuring its debt obligations under the protection of Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. (Dec. 8)

Jason Levine: While life offers the possibility of victory, it abides by no rule book, per se. That was painfully obvious Tuesday, when three people who had dedicated most of their professional lives to The News Journal sports department lost their jobs as part of buildingwide layoffs at the newspaper. (Dec. 8)

Lynn Hoppes: APSE judging in Las Vegas is a few months away. APSE national convention in Pittsburgh is six months away. How many people will show up at either? Or both? That is the big question. (Dec. 5)

Orlando Sentinel deputy sports editor Bill Speros underwent liver transplant surgery on Nov. 28 at the Shands-University of Florida Hospital in Gainesville, and he faces a long road to recovery. (Dec. 4)

Phil Kaplan: The first joint venture between the Associated Press Sports Editors and Scripps Howard Foundation took place at Hampton University's Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications on Nov. 12 in Hampton, Va. (Dec. 3)

Dennis Rudner: As custodians of our Web sites, we strive to provide engaging stories, blogs with attitude, and slideshows and videos to go along with game results. But the difference between a good sports Web site and a great sports Web site might be only a few clicks away. (Dec. 2)

Jack Berninger: Judges are needed and room reservations are being accepted by the Alexis Park Resort for winter meetings and contest judging in Las Vegas Feb. 21-25. (Dec. 1)

Prep enterprise ideas
Ideas from the West Region meeting high school enterprise seminar by Dave Allen of the Marin Independent Journal and Loren Nelson of the North County Times in Escondido, Calif. (Dec. 1)
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