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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 DECEMBER 2001

The new reality

Newsday
A TORN U.S. FLAG, which had flown at the World Trade Center after Sept. 11, flew at Yankee Stadium during the World Series, a reminder that life goes on – but it's different.
 
Editors
take a look
at how
we're
coping


The New Reality

One solution: keep it close to home
Julie Engebrecht: Like Americans who are staying closer to home these days, sports sections are following suit by focusing on the basics, particularly those nearby.

10 tips for controlling your budget
John Cherwa: The flagging economy combined with the events of Sept. 11 have left U.S. newspapers looking to save money in any way possible.

Evaluate, avoid repetition to use your space better
Nels Jensen: Managing space can be tricky, and what works at some papers might not work at others.

Sales, alternate airports can save
Reid Laymance: Travel budgets for sports departments were tight in 2001, and prospects for 2002 aren't encouraging.

Remembering why we're here
John Quinn: Life must go on, the President said, following the events of Sept. 11. But should we change the emphasis of how we cover sports?

Raising our sensitivity levels
Bob Carter: Have the terrorist attacks and their aftermath changed us, changed the way we do business in the sports department?

Looking at the way we do our work
Cindy Fairfield: Arriving at the office shortly before 9 a.m. Sept. 11, I bumped into our executive editor on the sidewalk. He opened the door, and I'll never forget his comment: "What possibly could be wrong on a beautiful day like this?"

Our job: returning to normal
Garry Howard: The South Bronx is a hop, skip and jump from the World Trade Center, but it's still a world apart.

Regions

Seattle critique sessions expanding
A look at APSE region activity.

Racing-safety package hits home
Doug Roberson: The project started soon after Gary Schwab became executive sports editor at the Charlotte Observer 15 years ago.

New York Times does the flip
Mark Faller: When Neil Amdur of the New York Times talks about his topsy-turvy sports section, it's not metaphorically.

Other news

Some traffic on Internet lacks sense
Don Skwar: The No. 1 burden of my day is not the recalcitrant staffer; not the budget meeting (OK, a close second); not the traffic to or from work. It's my e-mail.

Sports chat rooms crossed the line
Tim Burke: It's hard to find a sports editor or a disgruntled reporter who hasn't clicked on sportspages.com.

Holiday schedules: plan now
Bob Sutton: Getting through the holidays can take the fun out of running a sports department.

Last chance to pay dues and be included in directory
The third 2001-2002 dues notices will be in the mail soon.

The contest: It's getting late: here are some tips
John Cherwa: This serves as your Newsletter reminder that you now have two fewer months to procrastinate since we last checked in.
Guide and checklist for the winter meeting

11 APSE papers will sponsor copy editing interns
Kevin Dale: APSE and the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund are moving forward with a training program for future sports copy editors.

Olympics: Information available on Internet
Roy Hewitt: With the Winter Olympics only two months away, sports editors have a number of resources to help them prepare.

Roundtable: No place like home? Think about it
Bob Sutton: The home team. For some sports editors at small newspapers, that can be a compelling and troublesome topic.

Finkel resigns as newsletter production editor
Bill Eichenberger: After more than eight years, Kenn Finkel is resigning as production editor of the Newsletter.

You just can't hide from him
Paul D. Bowker: Playing editor for Kenn Finkel is like playing reporter for Red Smith.

On the move: Bremerton's Barron gets a day job
Kirby Arnold: After 15 years in the business, Chris Barron learned something his first day out of sports: Readers are pretty much the same sports or otherwise.

Drive-in at university campus
Paul D. Bowker: Danny Robbins of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a multiple APSE contest plaque winner, was to lead a session on investigative and enterprise reporting at APSE's 12th drive-in workshop Dec. 10 on the University of Texas-Arlington campus.

Return to news business feels good
Ron Morris: I sat many days in the bowels of the old State Capitol in Tallahassee and cursed the day that I decided to leave a life of journalism and test the waters of flackery.

Mentors can make a big difference
Julie Ward: Young journalists often benefit from the guidance of experienced reporters and editors.

APSE intern program continues
The 10th APSE/Sports Journalism Institute is scheduled for the Seattle convention in June.

Convention 2002: Contract change spurs green light
Herb Stutz: Spurred by news that the United States is officially in a recession, APSE has renegotiated its contract with Seattle's WestCoast Grand Hotel on Fifth Avenue, site of the June 2002 convention.
What you need to know about Seattle

Survey samples are skimpy, yield mixed results
Don Skwar: In the last Newsletter, we asked if you were going to Seattle for the 2002 convention and if you had been at Baltimore in 2001.

Obituaries
Kent Heitholt, Columbia Tribune; George McClelland; Virginian-Pilot

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