NEWSLETTER FOR FEBRUARY 2004
The 2004 Summer Olympics will officially begin Aug. 13, though soccer games
start Aug. 11. And newspapers across the United States — and the world — are making their final preparations for the Athens Games.
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Need just a moment from you
Bill Eichenberger: Before you forget about APSE for a few weeks, please consider the Sports Management Institute option for you or someone on your staff.
David Sell: There has never been a better time than now to plan coverage of ... modern pentathlon?
Small papers, big plans
Kim Orendor: With the Olympic Games in Athens just around the corner, here's a look at how some papers will be dealing with the influx of information.
Olympic Effort: 'Planning' Live Graphics
Bonnie Berkowitz: When you're tossing around ideas for preview graphics, keep in mind how parts of them might be used later as the basis for a news graphic.
News: Can you use?
Tracee Hamilton and Emilio Garcia-Ruiz: Very few newspapers say they will augment their Olympic staffs with news-side
reporters, leaving the responsibility for covering a terrorist attack in Athens
this summer directly to the sports staff.
Cody Bailey: If you haven't heard of Wi-Fi you should talk to your kids, or maybe their kids. Because your grandkids probably know the secret that could save your sports department lots-o-cash in the near future.
Going local covering Trials
Kim Orendor: The Davis Enterprise may be a small paper, reaching approximately 11,000 households, but working here has opened the door to several opportunities to me.
'One of the greatest innovators'
Jeff Miller: Dave Smith, who built The Dallas Morning News' SportsDay into one of the nation's most honored sports sections of the last generation, will retire from his position as the paper's deputy managing editor/executive sports editor next spring.
Paper lion: The News' sports editor changed game
SportsDay's new boss looks forward to challenge
On the record with ... Jason Schaumburg
Tom Johanningmeier: Jason Schaumburg is the sports editor of the Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake, Ill.
• On the move
Kirby Arnold: A region-by-region look at personnel moves.
• Region reports
A look at APSE region activity.
J328: Living History
Adam Lewis: A famous co-host of the ESPN hit "Pardon The Interruption", a former Washington Redskins tight end and a former executive editor of The Washington Post. For the Maryland students enrolled in JOUR328B: Sports Reporting and Writing, these are their teachers.
Participants growing early
Sandy Rosenbush: So far, it is a very happy New Year for the Sports Journalism Institute.
Silly Philly fact: The Liberty Bell
Chris D'Amico: You will be tempted as you walk by, but here is some advice: Do NOT try to ring The Liberty Bell when you go to this summer's convention June 23-27 in Philadelphia.
Keep the APSE site fresh
The Webmaster for the APSE site reminds members that he is constantly in search of fresh content.
• Color photographs wanted
Note from the APSE webmaster.