NEWSLETTER FOR APRIL 2004
||Ready to make history?
Race relations in sports, the steroid controversy, a conversation about our profession among three of the most influential sports editors and workshops that focus on the basics of how we all do our jobs are all part of this summer's APSE convention in Philadelphia.
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Welcome to the city that hosted America's first big convention
Jim Jenks: Philadelphia hosted America's first convention in 1774, when the first Continental Congress met at Carpenters' Hall. And now, well over 200 years later, it hosts the APSE Convention.
What do you wanna do?
Here's a short list of some of the sites to see while in Philadelphia.
Herb Stutz: Here are some of the most frequently asked questions, with the answers, concerning the convention.
Remember roots at critique time
Bill Eichenberger: Those of us in APSE at papers with larger staffs and more resources do need to remember the limitations on the smaller papers when judging their work.
Seven win triple crown
Jerry Micco: There were enough changes, twists, turns and great storylines during the February judging meeting at the Orlando WorldGate Hotel in Kissimmee, Fla. And the stories and sections were pretty interesting, too.
• 2003 triple crown winners
• All sections
• Writing: Over 250,000 | 100,000-250,000 | 40,000-100,000 | Under 40,000 | All categories
Sports writers urging NCAA not to outlaw super-sized media guides
Wendell Barnhouse: For sportswriters, lugging those monsterous media guides is more than a necessity. It's practical, especially on deadline.
• Candidates for second vice president:
A reminder that in all APSE election of officers, voting is by the newspaper not the individual. Each dues-paying member gets one vote and that vote usually is cast by the person who runs the sports department.
On the record with ... Jerry Micco
Tom Johanningmeier: Jerry Micco is the new sports editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
• Region reports
A look at APSE region activity.
• On the move
Kirby Arnold: A region-by-region look at personnel moves.
Judging yielded ideas for everyone
Kim Orendor: One of the best reasons to be a judge is to see what everyone else is doing.
Silly Philly fact: The Liberty Bell
When we assemble in Philadelphia in June, Veterans Stadium will already be a pile of rubble. Here are a dirty dozen things we'll miss about The Vet.
Looking ahead: Convention 2006
Herb Stutz: The Las Vegas Review-Journal (Jim Fossum, sports editor) and the MGM Grand Hotel will be collaborating to host the 2006 Convention.
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.