Everything you need to know about the 2017 Summer Conference; Hotel deadline extended

To register for the 2017 summer conference follow this link:
2017 Summer Conference Registration
The 2017 summer conference will be held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans.
Address: 130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112
Dates are June 26-29, 2017 (Mon.-Thurs.)
Room rate: $179
Room rate will be available the weekend prior to the conference, but not the weekend after.
To make reservations at The Roosevelt  Hotel, go to:
https://aws.passkey.com/go/19cb9715
The online page will only match the rooms flow and guest room types that were contracted. If any guests would like to book lengths of stay outside of what was contracted or different room types, you will need to call the hotel directly at 504-335-3138 (during business hours) or 1-800- WALDORF (24 hours a day) and mention the group code SPO
Reservation deadline is June 1 at 5 p.m.
Questions: Contact Executive Director Jack Berninger (804) 741-1565 or jackapse@aol.com
NEW ORLEANS CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
June 26-29, 2017
The Roosevelt, New Orleans
MONDAY, JUNE 26
 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Registration
Location:   Orpheum Foyer (Second Level)
4 p.m. Combined executive committee/general membership meeting
Location: Orpheum Room (Second Level)
 
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Off-site reception
Location: Galatoire’s  restaurant, 209 Bourbon Street
Getting there: A short walk
TUESDAY, JUNE  27 and WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28
Digital problem-solving lab
 If you’ve got a digital problem, we’ll solve it
Do you have questions about your website, your digital workflow, social media efforts, or digital content? Meet 1-on-1 with a digital sports journalism expert to review your issues and craft a game plan for improvement.
Pre-registration required: Contact Matt Pepin at matt.pepin@globe.com
Time slots (each limited to three people)
8 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
8:35 a.m.-9:05 a.m.
9:10 a.m.-9:40 a.m.
9:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
3:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
4:20 p.m.-4:50 p.m.
BYOL: Bring your own laptop
Consultants: Matt Pepin, sports editor for BostonGlobe.com; Chris Carr, deputy sports editor for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis; Glenn Yoder, digital sports editor for The Washington Post
Location: Director’s Room (Second Level)
 
TUESDAY, JUNE  27
 8 a.m.-6 p.m.                                                                                             Registration
Location:   Orpheum Foyer (Second Level)
8 a.m.-9 a.m.
Coffee and roll station
Location:
 Orpheum Foyer (Second Level) 
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mall of ideas (vendors)
Location: Orpheum Foyer (Second Level)
8-8:50 a.m.
Early-bird Google News Lab (see description/requirements below)
Leader:  Mike Reilley, Google News
Location: Orpheum Room (Second Level)
 
9-10:15 a.m.
Workshop
Fastest 2 Minutes in Sports Video
How to make effective short sports videos for various platforms.
Moderator: Tom Johnson, The Washington Post
Panelists:  Courtney Cronin, Bay Area News Group; Matt L. Stephens, The Denver Post
Location:
Lafitte Room (Mezzanine Level)

 

9-10:15 a.m.
Google News Lab (see description/requirements below)
Leader:  Mike Reilley, Google News
Location: Orpheum Room (Second Level)
9-10:15 a.m.
Workshop
Protect Your Turf
Major college and professional sports are national players, but for many of us, they are our local bread and butter. So how do you protect your house when the national media is one of your direct competitors?
Moderator: Dana Solunon , USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee
Panelists: Ross Dellenger, The Advocate; Aaron Suttles, The Tuscaloosa News
Location: Conti Room (Mezzanine Level)
10:30-noon
General Session
Covering History: Making Your Coverage Worthy of the Moment
The Cubs’ World Series win. The death of Muhammad Ali. Pat Summitt’s legacy. Historic moments are more than big stories. They are opportunities to use nostalgia, emotion, explanation and archives to show why a team, a person or a moment matters. Go behind the scenes and learn how four newsrooms mobilized to tell stories that lived up to the moment they captured and live on as history themselves.
Moderator:  Noreen Gillespie, The Associated Press
Panelists: Gentry Estes, The Courier-Journal; Phil Kaplan, USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee;  Paul Skrbina, Chicago Tribune
Location: Orpheum Room (Second Level)
12:15-1:45 p.m.
Keynote Luncheon
Location: Waldorf-Astoria (Mezzanine)
Speaker: Jennifer Hale, Fox Sports
2-3:30 p.m.
General Session
Where is the Wall?: Sponsored and promoted content – how to make money without crossing the line
Moderator:  Jeff Rosen, Kansas City Star
Panelists: Beckley Mason, Bleacher Report; Wade Stephens, Marietta Daily Journal; Rachel Crader, Kansas City Star; George Solomon, former sports editor at Washington Post, now University of Maryland’s Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism
Location: Orpheum Room (Second Level)
3:45-5 p.m.
Google News Lab (see description/requirements below)
Leader:  Mike Reilley, Google News
Location: Orpheum Room (Second Level)
 
3:45-5 p.m.
Workshop (repeat)
Protect Your Turf
Major college and professional sports are national players, but for many of us, they are our local bread and butter. So how do you protect your house when the national media is one of your direct competitors?
Moderator: Dana Solunon , USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee
Panelists: Ross Dellenger, The Advocate; Aaron Suttles, The Tuscaloosa News
Location: Conti Room (Mezzanine Level)
 
3:45-5 p.m.
Workshop (repeat)
Fastest 2 Minutes in Sports Video
How to make effective short sports videos for various platforms.
Moderator: Tom Johnson, The Washington Post
Panelists:  Courtney Cronin, Bay Area News Group; Matt L. Stephens, The Denver Post
Location:
Lafitte Room (Mezzanine Level)

 


5:15-6:15 p.m.
AP Small Newspaper Caucus

AP staff outlines recent changes and offerings that benefit small to medium-sized newspapers and their digital properties.
Moderator: Robert Gagliardi, APSE Third VP
Panelists: Barry Bedlan, AP; Michael Giarrusso, AP; Noreen Gillespie, AP
Location: Lafitte Room (Mezzanine Level)

 

 
6:30-7:30                                  
AP Newcomers reception
Location: tbd

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE  28
 
8 a.m.-6 p.m.                                                                                             Registration
Location:   Orpheum Foyer (Second Level)
8 a.m.-9 a.m.
Coffee and roll station
Location:
 Orpheum Foyer (Second Level)
 
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mall of ideas (vendors)
Location: Orpheum Foyer (Second Level)
9 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Workshop
Local Event, but Not So Local: How to cover a big event in your town when you don’t have a local team participating
Moderator: Joe Schiefelbein, New Orleans/Baton Rouge Advocate
Panelists: Reid Laymance, deputy sports editor, Houston Chronicle; Diana Nearhos, minor-league hockey writer, The Post-Star, Glens Falls, N.Y.
Location: Orpheum Room (Second Level)
9-10:15 a.m.
Workshop
Section/Writing Critique: A fresh set of eyes
A team of award-winning editors, led by Mike Sherman, Tampa Bay Times, will provide feedback
Location: Conti Room (Mezzanine Level)
9-10:15 a.m.
Workshop
More than just a column, it’s a process
When a column is good, it flies off the page of the paper and is likely the leader in page views that day. The reader is moved and the writer’s work is the subject of conversation around town, but how did that particular piece come to be? Where did the writer get the idea? How much reporting did he or she do to get the information? How much self editing did they do? And what were the writing conditions they wrote it in?
Moderator: John Bednarowski, Marietta Daily Journal
Panelists: Jenny Dial Creech, Houston Chronicle; Jeff Duncan, NOLA.com: Patrick Reusse, Star Tribune
Location: Lafitte  Room (Mezzanine Level)
10:30-noon
General Session
Stick to Sports: Bias, Politics and Sports Journalism
Should we stick to Sports? At a tumultuous time when the media’s objectivity has been questioned and fake news has muddled the landscape our panel examines the role and reaction of sports journalists.
Moderator: Gerry Ahern, GolfWeek and USA TODAY Sports Media Group
Panelists: Shanna DiNobile, Poynter Institute; Jerry Micco, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports
Location: Orpheum Room (Second Level)
12:15-1:45 p.m. Red Smith Luncheon
Location: Waldorf-Astoria (Mezzanine Room)
2-3:30 p.m.
General Session
Writers Round Table
Moderator: James Crepea, AL.com
Panelists: Red Smith winner Henry Freeman;  Matt Stanmyre, NJ Advance Media (Star-Ledger, NJ.com), tbd
Location: Orpheum Room (Second Level)
3:45-5 p.m.
Workshop
Section/Writing Critique: A fresh set of eyes
A team of award-winning editors, led by Mike Sherman, Tampa Bay Times, will provide feedback
Location: Conti Room (Mezzanine Level)
 
3:45-5 p.m.
Workshop (repeat)
Local Event, but Not So Local: How to cover a big event in your town when you don’t have a local team participating
Moderator: Joe Schiefelbein, New Orleans/Baton Rouge Advocate
Panelists: Reid Laymance, deputy sports editor, Houston Chronicle; Diana Nearhos, minor-league hockey writer, The Post-Star, Glens Falls, N.Y.
Location: Orpheum Room (Second Level)
3:45-5 p.m.
Workshop (repeat)
More than just a column, it’s a process
When a column is good, it flies off the page of the paper and is likely the leader in page views that day. The reader is moved and the writer’s work is the subject of conversation around town, but how did that particular piece come to be? Where did the writer get the idea? How much reporting did he or she do to get the information? How much self editing did they do? And what were the writing conditions they wrote it in?
Moderator: John Bednarowski, Marietta Daily Journal
Panelists: Jenny Dial Creech, Houston Chronicle; Jeff Duncan, NOLA.com: Patrick Reusse, Star Tribune
Location: Lafitte  Room (Mezzanine Level)
5:15-6:15 p.m.
AP Caucus (not open to competitors/vendors; all other APSE members can attend)
AP staff provides an update of what’s in the works in the coming year  for AP Sports content and products, including around the 2018 Winter Olympics, while answering your questions.
Panelists: Barry Bedlan, Michael Giarrusso, Noreen Gillespie
Location: Orpheum Room (Second Level)
THURSDAY, JUNE  29
 
8 a.m.-1 p.m.                                                                                             Registration
Location:   Orpheum Foyer (Second Level)
8 a.m.-9 a.m.
Coffee and roll station
Location:
 Orpheum Foyer (Second Level)
 
8 a.m.-noon
Mall of ideas (vendors)
Location: Orpheum Foyer (Second Level)
8:30 a.m.
Region caucuses
Locations: Scattered
 
9:30-10:45 a.m.
General Session
Crystal Ball: Where will we be in 5 years?
A look at the future of newspapers
Moderator: Joe Sullivan, The Boston Globe
Panelists: Jim Kennedy, The Associated Press; Kaelin Maloid, Xavier University-Louisiana; Jeff Sonderman, American Press Institute; Astasia Williams, Northwestern University
Location: Orpheum Room (Second Level)
11 a.m.
Closing executive committee meeting
Location: Orpheum Room (Second Level)
6-7p.m.
Awards banquet reception
Location: Orpheum Room Foyer (Second Level)
7 p.m. Awards banquet
Location: Orpheum Room (Second Level)
10-11 p.m.Closing reception
Location: tbd
Google News lab: Program description
Google Storytelling Tools for Sports Journalists
Learn about all of the free Google tools that can help your newsroom build interactive charts, maps, visualizations, video renderings and more. Tools we’ll cover: Fusion Tables, MyMaps, Earth, Earth Engine Timelapse, Google Scholar, Google Translate, Google Image Search/verification, Streetview, Cardboard and Cardboard Camera, mobile apps, Public Data Explorer and scraping data with Google Sheets. Google also can provide free trainings at your newsrooms. See Mike after the session for details. Session materials can be found at: http://bit.ly/spjgoogletools
Downloads
Participants should download Google Earth Pro prior to the session. It’s free: https://www.google.com/earth/explore/products/desktop.html
Apps to download prior to the session:
If you are attending one of my mobile reporting tools sessions, be sure to download these apps prior to coming to the event, as they take some time to download:
iPhone iOS apps
Bubbli:
Create 360-degree photo bubbles
Fyuse: Create 180 degree interactive photos
Ripl: Create animated social media images and slideshows. Set them to music.
Cardboard Camera (Google): Create 360 panorama photos, load phone into Google Cardboard.
Google Streetview: 360 photos and geolocate them in Google Maps.
Google Translate: Translate into 104 languages. A savior on travel.
Hyperlapse: Timelapse app from Instagram.
Over: Layer text over photos on your phone to create social media graphics
Adobe Post: Layer text over photos on your phone to create social media graphics
Adobe Spark page: Create short slideshows and photo essays
JamSnap (will return mid-October to the app store): Layer audio over a photo and share.
* Optional recording apps: Tape-a-call and Recorder app (red logo with yellow lightning bolt)

Android Users

Fyuse
Google Streetview
Google Translate
Lapse It, FrameLapse, Hyper Timelapse OR Timelapse (instead of Hyperlapse)
  • Adobe Spark, Ripl and Storyline apps aren’t available yet for Android.
  • Optional recording apps: Tape-a-call and Recorder app (red logo with yellow lightning bolt)
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