NEWSLETTER FOR JUNE 1999
• We'll see, hear some big hitters
Bob Yates: Peter Bhatia, who has edited four Pulitzer Prize-winning projects, will talk to us about enterprise reporting. And John Oppedahl, publisher and chief executive officer of the Arizona Republic, will participate in a panel discussion on the state of sports sections in the on-line era. They are two of the journalistic heavy hitters scheduled to participate in the June 22-26 convention at the Pointe Hilton Resort at Tapatio Cliffs in Phoenix.
• The daily schedule, event by event
• Colangelo has made a difference
Bob Young: From a childhood in the poor Hungry Hill neighborhood of Chicago Heights, Jerry Colangelo has risen to a position among the most powerful in sports.
• 'Biggest honor' for Globe's Collins
Shira Springer: With his colorful prose and trousers to match, Bud Collins has become synonymous with professional tennis. Now that he is the 1999 recipient of the Red Smith Award, Collins is synonymous with excellence in sports journalism.
List of Red Smith Award winners
• Phoenix sports grew up quickly
Kathy Tulumello: In many ways Phoenix was 12 years old (in sports years) in the mid-1980s. Now itís about 25 and has matured to sports adulthood.
• Arizona desert boot camp will welcome interns
Leon Carter: All 10 APSE Sports Journalism Institute interns have been placed for the summer. Nine will go to newspapers and one to a magazine.
• It's a valley of sun -and fun, too
Kathy Tulumello: The metropolis of Phoenix is relatively new, but the spirit of the community is more than 1,600 years old.
• There's still time to get in on the critique sessions
Paul Bowker: APSE is offering one-on-one critiques of sports sections again. If you want to get in on it at Phoenix, it might not be too late.
• Women's sports still puzzle some
Lynn Hoppes: The struggle of todayís media: Should we devote more attention/space/coverage to a burgeoning sport with a small audience or continue to devote these resources to the more popular sport?
Freedom Forum session will focus on this issue
• How to get to the hotel, by car or shuttle
Kathy Tulumello: If youíre renting a car when you arrive in Phoenix, these directions should get you from Sky Harbor International Airport to the Pointe Hilton at Tapatio Cliffs.
• Dining in the Phoenix area
• Things to do and see around Phoenix
• About Arizona and shopping in the Valley
• APSE convention sites
• Some questions and some answers
Herb Stutz: Some frequently asked questions concerning APSEís 26th annual convention, June 22-26 at Phoenix.
• Visit to New York can send a message
Bob Yates: On some levels, APSEís annual visit to the commissioners in New York is an adult version of a middle-school field trip.
• No surprise: The issue is still access
Rick Jaffe: In one of the more unusual trips to New York for the annual APSE commissioners meetings, news broke out during our two-day visit that made for some changes on the fly and one crazed organizer.
• APSE Web page is running -and drawing results already
Bob Yates: Before APSEís new World Wide Web page had been on line for even a month, it already was paying dividends.
• Waiting for reinforcements
Randy Beard: Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa had better Aprils than I did, and thatís certainly not saying much.
• Roundtable: Some hotlines are still relevant
Paul Vigna: Remember when newspapers introduced telephone hotlines for readers to get scores, schedules and horoscopes? At many papers, theyíre as popular as ever. But itís clear that, in some towns, the Internet is changing the way that information is obtained.
• On the move: Siren song lures McKenzie back
Kirby Arnold: Van McKenzie didnít have time to miss the news business.
• Regions: Sports staff draws tornado duty
The devastating tornadoes that swept through Oklahoma City in early May affected the sports department of the Daily Oklahoman, too, with the news department taking six sports staffers to help cover the storm and its aftermath.
• Dealing with a major day in sports
Molly Dunham wasnít buying into the wave of the future description that was affixed to the Baltimore Sunís redesign a couple years back.
Maury White and Allen Quakenbush