APSE group on Facebook

 here’s a new way to stay connected with the Associated Press Sports Editors. A group has been created at Facebook.com that allows members of APSE to join for networking, messaging, discussions. It is a closed group. Members must be invited or approved by an administrator. If you have a F 

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July 6, Nov. 28 final two mandatory contest dates

 New awards for under-20,000 papers and Web site writing contest added irst off, Happy New Year to you all! Garry D. Howard As you know, the 2009 APSE Judging Convention is fast approaching and despite this recent spate of bad economic news in our industry, we are prepared to descend on Las Veg 

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Be willing to fight your high school association over photo reprints

 Challenge in Illinois benefited newspapers Don’t like your state high school association’s current policy on photo reprint sales Toby Carrig from championship events? There’s a chance your opinion can help craft compromise. As state associations are finding out how these poli 

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Weekly high school tab a money-maker

 For nine months of the year, football fields sit restless in towns framed by far-as- Check out the PDFs: Cover | Page 2 | Page 3 | Weekly gamer | Feature game the-eye-can-see farm fields. But when summer leans into fall in the Sauk Valley, those fields come to life. So we figured we might as w 

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Important contest change for under-40,000 members

 Separate section judging for under-20,000 Fellow under-40,000 APSE member: In a couple of weeks, many of us will be preparing entries for the APSE’s annual writing and section judging competition. I want to remind you of a change in the contest rules that may benefit some of you who are  

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Des Moines innovation on Web increases traffic/profile

The Des Moines Register is driving traffic to its Web site with the launch of searchable databases for high school records in track and field, boys and girls basketball, football and wrestling, the Drake Relay high school winners and 2009 commitments. The Register regularly promotes these databases  

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AWSM explores APSE partnership

 Letter from AWSM president Jenni Carlson The Associated Press Sports Editors recently contacted us about the possibility of partnering together for national conventions. The AWSM board recently discussed and decided, for the time being, to continue doing our own national conventions to best ca 

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AWSM spurns APSE

 Lynn Hoppes: I’m a little surprised to hear from second vice president Tim Wheatley of the Baltimore Sun that AWSM doesn’t want to look into a joint convention with APSE. zithromax antibiotic As times become tougher for national conventions, I thought it would be a good idea to exp 

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SJI seeks two hosts

 The Sports Journalism Institute is beginning the process of selecting its intern class for the summer of 2009. Newspapers that are interested in hosting an intern should contact Sandy Rosenbush via e-mail (sandy_rosenbush@hotmail.com) as soon as possible since there only two slots remain open  

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Dramatic change at East Valley Tribune decimates sports staff

 We’ve had quite a bit of news in the past month – none of it good. While newspapers everywhere have made substantial cuts, what we’ve undergone is probably unprecedented. Effective Jan. 4, the following sports people are being laid off at the East Valley Tribune: • Assis 

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Editor opening at the Star-Telegram

The Star-Telegram in Fort Worth, Texas, is looking for an assistant sports editor. The gamer is dead an hour after the final whistle. The as…