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.
Jim Jenks was the APSE president in 2006-07 while he was sports editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer. He is interviewed by St. Louis Post-Dispatch digital sports editor Erik Hall.
Jenks talks about how he got started in sports journalism and became introduced to APSE. He pivots to describing a section of his career when he worked with Paul Allen to launch NFL.com and NBA.com.
He also discusses how he tried to help APSE be forward-thinking in working with marketing departments and getting ahead of the curve on using the internet.
Jenks closes with advice for future presidents of APSE along with a description of his current work with Perfect Game.
If you are a former APSE president and have yet to conduct or schedule an interview, reach out to Erik Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.