NEWSLETTER FOR JUNE 2002
You're the Sports Editor of a New York newspaper and Mike Piazza has just declared his heterosexuality at a press conference. How do you play that story in your section? What do you do?
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• Too 'open' for abuse
John Cherwa: Clearly, September 11 changed our lives forever and in ways we never imagined. One aftershock to the terrible tragedy is swirling around us now.
• An uphill climb
Leah Etling: Women still lag behind men in sports sections around the country. So, how far behind are they? And what is being done to narrow the gap?
• Ties that don't bind
Steve Rock: How papers adjust when their company buys a share of the teams they cover.
2002 APSE Convention
• Maximize your fun
Cathy Henkel: Here's a head start on planning your free time and food stops in Seattle.
• Sonic boomer
Cathy Henkel: In 15 years, Howard Schultz built Starbucks from a small coffee roaster in Seattle to a multi-billion dollar global giant. He'll now try to do it on a smaller scale with the NBA's Sonics and the WNBA's Storm. And he'll tell us how as the keynote speaker at APSE's Seattle convention.
• Dick Schaap awarded 2002 honor
Hal Bock: The late Dick Schaap is the 2002 winner of the Red Smith Award.
• Philly, Orlando follow Dallas
Herb Stutz: For the first time in anyone's memory, the future convention schedule is set for the next three years.
• Keeping the new-member pipeline open
Bob Sutton: APSE still attracts attention. This is something we've known all along.
• Things to do
Sites to see and restaurants to visit in and around Seattle.
• Schedule of events:
Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday
• A new direction
Larry Ames: The San Francisco Examiner turns tabloid sports upside down.
• Sessions put focus on future of leagues
Dan Cunningham: A group of APSE members got a sneak preview of what this summer holds for them – World Cup soccer and baseball labor negotiations – when they attended the annual commissioners' meetings in New York recently.
NBA: Stern considers European expansion
WNBA: Multi-network television deal on the horizon
MLB: Selig lists criteria for contraction
MLB Players Union: Fehr says 'it might make sense' for editors, players to talk
MLS: Waiting for the goal: An MJ for MLS
NHL: Bettman seeks strong franchises in small Canadian markets
• 10th class of interns ready for opportunity
Sandy Bailey: The marathon job of selecting and placing the students of the Sports Journalism Institute Class of 2002 is complete.
• Region reports
A look at APSE region activity.
• Region spotlight: Northeast
Jeff Otterbein: About 100 attended the one-day APSE drive-in workshop held in Bristol, Conn.
• On the move
Kirby Arnold: A region-by-region look at personnel moves.
• Roundtable: Summer is no time for vacation
Gregory Gay: How some small-market newspaper sports editors are filling their sections during the summer.
• Color photographs wanted
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