NEWSLETTER FOR JUNE 2001
Photo by Baltimore Sun
The Inner Harbor, with its many shops, restaurants, museums and other attractions, is only a few blocks from the site of the 28th annual APSE convention, which starts June 27 at the Wyndham.
• Plenty of workshops for everyone
Tim Burke: We've added a workshop on auto racing – and included the Charlotte Observer as part of the discussion – to the convention program in Baltimore.
• The daily schedule, event by event
• Time running out for one-on-one critique sessions
Paul D. Bowker: If you still want your sports section to be critiqued at the convention's one-on-one sessions, now's the time to act.
• Steadman transcended the games
The late John Steadman is the winner of the 2001 Red Smith Award for major contributions to sports journalism.
List of Red Smith Award winners
• Getting to the hotel is no problem
Molly Dunham: Whether you're driving, flying or riding the train to get to APSE's 28th convention, it won't be hard to find the Wyndham, our convention hotel in Baltimore.
List of APSE convention sites
• Some reasons to call it Charm City
Ray Frager: Welcome to Bawlmer, APSE folk. Even you guys who like to put big pictures of those hated Yankees in your sports sections.
• Hungry? Not for long in this town
Ray Frager: We can't locate every downtown restaurant on our map – the nice folks in graphics at the Sun might never speak to us again – but we've highlighted a variety of choices near the Wyndham.
• For the kids and culture seekers
Ray Frager: These are some of the more interesting attractions in Baltimore.
• Not easy to eat -but well worth it
Molly Dunham: For a true taste of Baltimore, plan to partake in our native delicacy, the Atlantic Blue Crab.
• Thompson will have a word or two
Matt Bonesteel: John Thompson, who is scheduled to speak at the APSE convention keynote luncheon, is known well by many sports editors.
• Post jumps in, will print APSE Bulletin for interns
Leon Carter: A major issue, who will print the convention APSE Bulletin, has been dealt with.
• Report on line June 18
Richard Bush: A task force report on the crisis in copy editing will be available on this site on June 18.
• A few tips for surviving tough times
Tim Burke: For many of us, the good times have been rolling for as long as we've been running our departments. Some of us had never experienced a newspaper recession – until this year.
• Bob Sutton is appointed to third vice presidency
Tim Burke: Bob Sutton, sports editor of the Times-News in Burlington, N.C., is APSE's new third vice president.
• Election deadline is extended
Deadline for voting in the election for second vice president has been extended to June 18.
• Editors, leagues seeking guidelines
Dan Cunningham: The annual APSE commissioners' conferences in New York was a hectic three-day session that featured eight meetings in a little more than 48 hours.
• This problem will wind up in court
John Cherwa: There is something to be said for reasoned negotiations, as APSE member papers and Major League Baseball discovered when the season opened.
• Meeting/drive-in combo works well in Charleston
Paul D. Bowker: The APSE drive-in workshop combined with the Atlantic Coast region meeting for a busy April 30 at Charleston, S.C.
• On the move: Garcia-Ruiz heads back to D.C. roots
Kirby Arnold: Emilio Garcia-Ruiz is returning to the Washington Post, and this time he has a Pulitzer Prize connection.
• Regions: Coaches turn tables, ask questions
In what might have been a first-time event, coaches of three major sports were sitting on a panel, grilling sports editors on the subject of how they did their jobs.
• Fighting off those piggyback rides
b The eternal conflict between print and broadcast reporters took an entertaining turn during the Phillies' West Coast swing in April.
• Color photographs wanted
Note from the APSE webmaster.