State of the Internet
APSE Internet Committee Report
Feb. 25, 2001
The APSE Internet Committee, at the request of President Tim Burke, set out a few months ago to compile a State of the Internet report that would educate members on the status of key online issues facing our organization.
• Credential policies
Elissa Leibowitz of the Washington Post and Celeste Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram compiled this list of the credential policies of various sports organizations.
• Letting "them" in
The first question to answer about whether to open APSE memberships to Internet sites is: Who wants to join?
• Letting "us" in
There really are two issues facing APSE: Whether to allow non-newspaper sites to join the organization and whether we should do something to better support our own Web sites.
• APSE.com: A primer
Bob Yates of the Dallas Morning News provides a look at APSE's Web site, which can be found at the Dallas Morning News' site.
• Sports Huddle
SportsHuddle.com seemed to be the perfect solution to a problem facing sports departments across the country: How to increase coverage of high school sports on the Web, especially box scores, stats and standings.
• A SportsHuddle Alternative
All successful ventures spur competition and SportsHuddle is no different. Fusion Software, founded in Troy, N.Y., by three computer programmers who worked at various companies, including General Electric, offers newspapers an alternative to SportsHuddle.
• A comparison
Few newspapers do as much online with high school sports as the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. The 43,000 circulation paper has always been on the cutting edge of using computer programs to help compile statistics and until recently was a SportsHuddle user.
• Technology you can use now
Want to listen to Denny Green's day-after spin on the latest Vikings victory or loss? All you need to do is go to StarTribune.com, where the Web site affiliated with the Minneapolis newspaper posts an audio file each Monday with Green's complete news conference.