2015 APSE Great Plains Regional Meeting

Where: Kansas City Star, 1729 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108

Cost: There is no cost to attend. Our meeting is open to editors, reporters and students.

Parking: Available on the street. The Star will try to make spaces available in its lot.


Westin Crown Center:  1 E Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108 ($179 a night)

Sheraton Crown Center: 2345 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108 (only available Monday night, $219)

Ambassador: 1111 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64106 ($167 a night)

Kansas City Marriott Downtown: 200 West 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105 ($199 a night)

Residence Inn Kansas City Downtown/Union Hill: 2975 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 (about $160 per night)

Crowne Plaza: 1301 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, MO 64105 ($154 a night)

Holiday Inn Aladdin: 1215 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, MO 64105 ($149)


Sunday, April 19

1:10 p.m. Kansas City Royals vs. Oakland Athletics: If you want to attend the game and sit with fellow APSE members, email Michael.peters@tulsaworld.com<mailto:Michael.peters@tulsaworld.com>. We will buy tickets together for those that RSVP, and you can pay us when you get to Kansas City. For those who aren’t sure, we’ll let you know what section and rows we end up in so you can buy tickets on your own.

We’ll also try to get together for dinner after the game if folks are interested.

Monday, April 20

9 a.m.  Welcome

9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Making a top 10 section/website: Editors from some of the top papers in the region offer ideas on doing APSE top 10 work.

(Moderator: Michael Peters, Tulsa World sports editor; Panel: Mike Sherman, Oklahoman sports editor; Dan Petty, Denver Post online editor).

10:40 a.m.-noon

A brand new beat: Advice on how some of the nation’s best beat writers balance the staple of the job – breaking news – with the new world order of blogs, video, social media, etc.

(Moderator: Jeff Rosen, Kansas City Star assistant managing editor sports; Panel: Andy McCullough, Kansas City Star Royals beat writer; Terez A. Paylor, Kansas City Star Chiefs beat writer; Jesse Newell, Topeka Capital-Journal Kansas beat writer)

12:15 p.m.-1:15

Learning lunch: We’ll bring in food and get hands-on video training from the staff of the Kansas City Star.

1:30 p.m.-2:45

Student roundtable: Journalism students from the region give us their impressions and expectations of our business.

(Moderator: Chris Fickett, Kansas City Star deputy sports editor; Panel: Brian Hillix, University Daily Kansan spring editor-in-chief; Paige Lytle, Kansan; Aaron Reiss, Missourian; Seth Boster, Missourian).

2:50 p.m.-4

Smaller circulations, big ideas: A look at how some of the best smaller papers in the region make the most of their coverage.

(Moderator: Patrick Prince, Tulsa World assistant editor; Panel: Rachel Crader, Southeast Missourian sports editor; Bobby LaGesse, Ames Tribune sports editor).