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Tracy Dodds, Cleveland Plain Dealer (1-800-388-4370)
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NEWSLETTER FOR JUNE 2000
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• Taking a hard look at the Internet
Tracy Dodds: On-line issues and questions are multiplying and seemingly overwhelming us, so Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, senior sports editor of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, has put together a panel for APSE's 27th convention that will meet them head-on.
• Let's hold up APSE's end with interns
Tracy Dodds: An important part of the Chicago convention will be the participation of the interns from the Sports Journalism Institute. Just as important will be our participation with them.
• Some help for the intern program
Leon Carter: The APSE Bulletin, our daily newspaper about convention events, is alive and well.
• Sports Journalism Institute class
The list of the 2000 class of APSE/Sports Journalism Institute interns.
• Izenberg's memories are special
Steve Politi: Jerry Izenberg, the Star-Ledger's sports columnist for almost 40 years and this year's winner of APSE's Red Smith Award (the 20th), has written about some of the significant sports events in history.
List of Red Smith Award winners
• The daily schedule, event by event
• Bears, Bulls, Bahai and Billy Goat
Ken Paxson: For sports and cultural enthusiasts, Chicago has so much to offer that there's no such thing as a can't-miss attraction. Any listing invariably will leave out something more worthy than what is included.
• Lukas awash in records, victories
Neil Milbert: When Wayne Lukas was growing up in northern Wisconsin, he was torn between horses and hoops.
• Time running short for critique sessions
Paul D. Bowker: If you still want your section reviewed at the convention's annual one-on-one critique sessions, it's not too late — but you'll have to act quickly.
• How to get to the hotel from O'Hare, Midway
One thing is certain about APSE's 27th convention: you won't need a car in Chicago.
• Child-sitting available at hotel
For those in need of child-sitting at the convention, the Marriott works with an outside agency, America's Children, a vouched-for, bonded service.
• APSE convention sites
Past and future sites of the APSE convention.
• Internet issue gets some attention
Dan Cunningham: The Internet and its ramifications for newspapers — particularly for sports editors — dominated APSE's April meeting with sports commissioners in New York.
• Bigger newspapers jumping in ...
Newspapers understand the importance of hiring minority candidates, but it appears that larger papers are finding ways of getting them in the door quicker.
• ... at the expense of smaller ones
Randy Beard: I have been a sports editor for 12 years, and, in that relatively short time, I swear that a sinkhole has all but drained the talent pool of women and minority candidates applying at smaller papers.
• Editors should be aware of circulation categories
Ed Storin, APSE's secretary/treasurer, reminds all members that dues notices for the 2000-2001 year will be going out in August — and that he should be made aware of changes in a paper's circulation that would cause a switch in categories.
• Olympics: Not easy, but workable
Randy Beard: It will take an Olympian effort for small newspapers to provide readers meaningful coverage of the Sydney Games. But it can be done.
• Regions: Great Plains will emphasize visuals
Visual journalism will be the theme for the region meeting July 17-18 at the Holiday Inn Sports Complex in Kansas City.
• Garrett will retire after 32 years
Kirby Arnold: John Garrett, sports editor at the Press-Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.) since 1968, says he will retire before the end of this year.
• On the move: Morgan promoted at L.A. Times
Kirby Arnold: The Los Angeles Times has promoted promoted Dave Morgan from senior assistant to deputy sports editor.
• Color photographs wanted
Note from the APSE webmaster.
1999 contest awards
• View the best 1999 APSE sections
Check out all 120 winning section fronts from the 1999 contest.
• Read the best 1999 APSE stories
Read the entries from the first-place winners in the 1999 contest.