Monthly Archives: January 2010

On the move: ESPN shakes things up in L.A.

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.

SJI announces its class of 2010

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.

Atlantic Coast Region notes: Culpeper paper uncovers real life story of Negro League star

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.

Southwest Region notes: Houston Chronicle goes to town on championship games

The Houston Chronicle put out three special sections in the span of three weeks.

Southeast Region notes: Covering Alabama’s national title run

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.

Northeast Region notes: NYT’s Drape, Rhoden honored

Kennebec, Maine, journalists receive honors as well.

Jan. 21 is 35th anniversary of women breaking locker-room barrier

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...

Northwest Region notes: Area papers covering Olympics hard

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.

West Region notes: Minimal impact from ESPN on LAT so far

Notes from the West Region include Mike James' observation that'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

Where are they now? Hal Bodley, president 1981-1982

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.