Monthly Archives: January 2010
Saying the Los Angeles Daily News has had to make some adjustments after losing a couple of people to ESPN’s new L.A. Web site is an understatement. But they’re not the only one. The Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register have also been busy filling jobs created when people left for ESPN Los Angeles.
The Sports Journalism Institute has finalized the selection and placement of students for the Class of 2010. The 11 students represent the 18th class of SJI, which welcomed its first group of students in 1993 and has since sent approximately 200 women and minorities into the nation’s sports departments.
Sports Editor Shane Mettlen said he hopes the Hall of Fame will make corrections to Pete Hill’s plaque based on the newspapers’ findings. The discoveries mean that there are five Hall-of-Famers from Virginia, two of them from Culpeper county and three born within 15 miles of the Star-Exponent office.
The Houston Chronicle put out three special sections in the span of three weeks.
Newspapers in Alabama took full advantage of the University of Alabama’s ride into the national championship game. Below are some samplings of the coverage provided, from special sections to game day coverage.
Kennebec, Maine, journalists receive honors as well.
Thursday, Jan. 21 is the 35th anniversary of Robin Herman and Marcel St. Cyr becoming the first female sports reporters to enter a locker room...
After a year of deep staff and budget cuts, most of the country's sports editors are putting Winter Olympics coverage on ice. Unless the international event happens to be within driving distance across the Canadian border. Northwest sports editors and staff are gearing up for Winter Olympics coverage on an unprecedented level because the Games are in Vancouver and Whistler, B.C.
Notes from the West Region include Mike James' observation that ESPN.com's launch in Los Angeles hasn't significantly impacted the L.A. Times. The LAT'S Lakers blog traffic has actually increased 12 percent since the Times' former bloggers went to ESPN.com.
In conjunction with APSE’s partnership with Indiana University’s National Sports Journalism Center, a new Hall of Fame will permanently honor winners of the Red Smith Award as well as past APSE presidents. As a part of that effort to honor those who built APSE, past presidents will be invited to the 2010 convention in Salt Lake City. Leading up to the convention, past presidents will be periodically profiled here.
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