NEWSLETTER FOR APRIL 2001
Photo by Emilio Flores
KEEPING THE RESULTS POSTED:
Don Skwar of the Boston Globe, APSE's first vice president, pins up a listing of one of the 33 APSE contest divisions on a Crowne Plaza bulletin board. (From left) Diane Fuhrer of the Cherry Hill Courier-Post and Jennifer Swindell of the Idaho Statesman wait to see it.
• Albom (who else?) wins two again
Mitch Albom of the Detroit Free Press has added to his stature as the most decorated winner in the history of the Associated Press Sports Editors contest by taking first place in the column writing and feature story divisions.
• APSE writing division winners list
• APSE section division winners list
• Newspapers, circulation categories list
• This list affects all APSE papers
To facilitate administration of the contest, it is critical that each APSE newspaper's circulation category is accurately recorded — and that dues are paid for the correct circulation category.
• Preliminary, final judges for 2000
• Opening Executive Meeting minutes
• Closing Executive Meeting minutes
• Same locale, new hotel for 2003
After holding seven winter meetings at the same Redondo Beach hotel, APSE will move a short distance away for 2003.
• Schaap to lead session on reporting
Tim Burke: Something for everyone. That's what you'll get at our June 27-30 convention in Baltimore.
• Tentative day-by-day schedule
• Some questions and some answers
Herb Stutz: Some frequently asked questions — and some answers — concerning APSE's 28th annual convention, which is June 27-30 in Baltimore.
• APSE will return to Dallas in 2003
Herb Stutz: The APSE convention will return to Dallas and the Fairmont Hotel in 2003.
List of APSE convention sites
• Rest of family will keep busy, too
Molly Dunham: It's not too early to start making plans for spending free time while you're in Baltimore for APSE's June 27-30 convention.
• Activities registration form(Download free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view)
Print out a PDF version of the convention registration form, taken directly from the print version of the newsletter.
• Interns will have big shoes to fill
Sandy Bailey: The Sports Journalism Institute's Class of 2001 is ready for action, and the classes of 1996 and 1997 made some APSE headlines in the recent contest judging.
• One-on-one critique sessions return for sixth year
Paul D. Bowker: If you looking for feedback and fresh ideas for your section, the annual one-on-one critique sessions at the convention in June might be just what you're looking for.
• Change allows for e-mail voting
Two region chairs whose terms will expire in June and two candidates who were nominated at a meeting of the Executive Committee in February are on the ballot for APSE's second vice presidency.
• Bios of second vice president candidates
• Warnick, APSE's third VP, leaves Yakima
Gene Warnick, APSE's third vice president, has resigned as sports editor of the Yakima Herald-Republic.
• 11 journalists nominated for work
Dave Smith: Nominations for APSE's 2001 Red Smith Award closed March 15 with 11 candidates.
List of Red Smith Award winners
• Newspaper's duty: tough questions
Tim Burke: Tim Franklin of the Orlando Sentinel has been in the hotseat with two recent issues spurring public debate.
• Dunham leaves Sun, stays in Baltimore
Molly Dunham, who has been assistant managing editor for sports at the Baltimore Sun for 2½ years, is leaving this month with a voluntary buyout package.
• Report shows issue in state of flux
Ken Paxson: The ever-evolving dynamics between the Internet and sports media continue to be in conflict — hurry up and wait.
• On the move: Freeman running newsroom again
Kirby Arnold: After eight years on the business side of newspapering, Henry Freeman returned to the newsroom in February, when he became the Journal News executive editor and vice president for news.
• Regions: Knight made it lively in Lubbock
The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal had been ready for a busy March. But the hiring of Bob Knight at Texas Tech pushed most of the expected stories below the fold.
• Obituary: Phil Collier, San Diego Union-Tribune
A Union-Tribune reporter and columnist who was inducted into the writers wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame a decade ago, Phil Collier died Feb. 24 of complications of prostate cancer. He was 75.
• APSE editors to meet with commissioners in N.Y.
Dan Cunningham: Mitt Romney of the SLOC and Sandra Baldwin of the USOC will meet with a group of APSE members as part of the annual commissioners meeting in New York this month.
• Deadlines for Salt Lake closing in
Roy Hewitt: No sports editor welcomes a visit from the guardian of the newsroom budget, but it is happening with greater frequency to most of us.
• Atlantic Coast meeting combines with drive-in
Paul D. Bowker: The APSE drive-in workshop will offer a short-course version April 30 at Charleston, S.C., as part of a combination with the Atlantic Coast region meeting.
• Color photographs wanted
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