Former APSE president Jerry Micco

The Associated Press Sports Editors celebrates its 50th year in 2023. A series of interviews with the organization’s past presidents will be unveiled throughout the year to mark this milestone. 

Jerry Micco was the APSE president in 2004-05 while he was sports editor at The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is interviewed by St. Louis Post-Dispatch digital sports editor Erik Hall. 

Micco talks about his initiative to increase small paper membership, and his work to bring on 37 new small organizations as APSE members. He reflects on a tough decision he faced on whether to have a panel about plagiarism during the 2005 APSE Summer Conference in Orlando. 

Micco started his involvement with APSE during the late 1980s, and he reflects on the impact of many influential sports editors that served as his mentors, including former APSE president and Orlando Sentinel sports editor Steve Doyle. 

He also gives insight into the many personal friends, including presidential successor Glen Crevier, that he made through APSE and the familial feel of the organization. 

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