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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 APRIL 2009

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced that Leon Carter and Sandy Rosenbush of the Sports Journalism Institute will receive the organization's annual Legacy Award given out at its Salute to Excellence Gala on Aug. 8, in Tampa. (April 29)


Need a hotel roommate for the June convention in Pittsburgh? If you'd like to share costs, we'll try to match you with another APSE member who's also hoping to share a room. (April 25)


Ruben Luna: On March 30, The Detroit News and Free Press ventured into a new world of change – we publish every day, but no longer deliver our newspaper seven days a week. (April 23)


Memo from Orlando Sentinel Managing Editor Mark Russell: "We are happy to announce that Tim Stephens will be the sports topic manager, the job formerly known as sports editor." (April 22)


Todd M. Adams: Ronnie Ramos, sports editor of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, has been hired by the NCAA as its Managing Director of New Media Strategies and Content Development. He'll be responsible for running the organization's various web sites, including ncaa.org(April 20)


Lydia Craver: Content sharing is expanding beyond the newspaper industry, with ESPN throwing its name into the game. The network is building a Baseball Tonight Reporting Network, partnering with baseball beat writers at newspapers around the country. (April 17)


Excerpts from a Washington Post Staff memo from Editor Marcus Brauchli on the Post's reorganization: Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, now Assistant Managing Editor for Sports and Weekend Editor, will become Local Editor. (April 16)


Votes for Associated Press Sports Editors' Second Vice President should be e-mailed to Executive Director Jack Berninger at jackapse@aol.com(April 15)


Sean Barker: The APSE Northeast Region will meet in Cooperstown, N.Y. at the National Baseball Hall of Fame May 3-4. Best Western in Cooperstown has a very good rate at $89. (April 14)


Don Shelton: The schedule is set for the APSE Regional Meeting in Everett on April 27. Things will get under way at 8:30 a.m. with a meet-and-greet and short introduction. The first session is at 9:15. We'll be having beers by 5 p.m. (April 14)


Phil Kaplan: Tennessee's largest newspapers entered into a content sharing agreement in March. Also, more news from the Southeast, West and Great Plains regions. (April 13)


Ray Ratto: Glenn Schwarz learned everything you need to know about the vagaries of being a sports editor within the first six months of his promotion, and he learned it with one conversation. (April 10)


Phil Kaplan: The APSE Southeast Region meeting is set up to help sports editors and writers with the daily challenges of competing on the Web. The meeting will take place Monday, April 27 at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. (April 9)


The Association for Women in Sports Media has requested that the Ultimate Fighting Championship take action in regards to misogynistic comments made recently by president Dana White. (April 8)


Lynn Hoppes: A few weeks ago, I spent two days at the University of Florida talking with prospective candidates for employment and internships. I looked over resumes. I checked out cover letters. And I looked at newspaper clips. The problem was that nothing had changed since 2000. The problem was that nothing had changed since 1990." (April 8)


Todd M. Adams: Glenn Schwarz cleaned out his office Saturday, boxing up photos and books and trinkets, some that had been there for many years. Bombarded by 40 years of memories in the San Francisco newspaper business, Schwarz was saying goodbye to the Chronicle building after retiring as Sports Editor. It was, he said, "A difficult afternoon." (April 7)


Registration packets for the 2009 convention in Pittsburgh are in the mail, and they contain a small surprise. The hotel rate has been reduced from $145 to $135. (April 7)


Craig Stanke: If I returned to newspapers, all my beat writers' work would be "what" happened – in a game or breaking news story or a transaction or whatever – combined with healthy, pointed doses of "how" and "why." (April 6)


On his president's blog, Lynn Hoppes says "I'm heading to ESPN.com as senior director of page 2 and columnists. I'm leaving the Orlando Sentinel after 17 years. It wasn't an easy decision by any stretch of the imagination, despite what some people might think." (April 3)


Garry D. Howard: It all started over a month ago at Las Vegas' Alexis Park Hotel in late February when 70 sports editors from around the country showed up during the most harsh economic times to work dutifully on the 2008 APSE Writing Contest. In the end, the New York Daily News stood tall with two first place awards in two very difficult categories. (April 1)


Michael Anastasi: The schedule has been finalized for APSE's annual meetings with the commissioners and chief executives of the nation's major sports organizations. The hotel rate for the meetings on April 23 and 24, open to all members, is $194 a night. The deadline to register for the APSE rate is Wednesday, April 8. (April 1)





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