APSE and AWSM are partnering to hold a joint fall meeting on Monday, Nov. 9 at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center at Montclair State University in Montclair, N.J. And we welcome our brothers and sisters from the Mid-Atlantic region as well.

A light breakfast will be available at 9 a.m., with four panels to follow beginning at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served courtesy of Montclair’s Sports Media and Journalism department, so it is important to know how many people will be attending. Register here, please: https://docs.google.com/…/1lU_kd4aKf5ER_f9E8l6XCKMx4W…/edit…

The panels should be complete by 4 p.m., followed by an APSE Northeast regional business meeting for members.

The panels:

+ The Perils of Social Media: Trolls are trolls, but the abuse that women in sports media face on social media seemingly outweighs that of male counterparts. The issue has been in the news (from the ESPN reporter targeted by the wife of Washington’s GM to the Chicago radio anchor receiving death threats over her coverage of the Patrick Kane investigation). We hear from a manager (Marcia Keegan, VP of Production at ESPN) and reporters, who are still being finalized, on strategies and concerns. Moderated by Kelly Whiteside, Montclair State University.

+ The Five-Tools Journalist: We tell the students and job hunters we meet that it’s important to have varied skills. Shoot video, take still photos, collect and edit audio, be a beast on social, write code, and oh yeah, report out a story. The fact is, these people already walk among us. Let’s talk about how they prioritize their tasks, how they learned their skills, what sacrifices they make. Panelists include Justin Pelletier of the Lewiston Sun Journal, Tom Franklin of the Bergen Record and Montclair State, and others. Moderated by Hank Winnicki of Newsday.

+ The Athlete as Journalist: The museum will feature an exhibit on the first athletes to move into the broadcast booth. The trend seems to be picking up speed every day. What does that mean to “civilians” hoping for a career in the broadcast booth. Panelists include Jessica Mendoza of ESPN (via Skype), Jim Jenks of MLB Network, and others. Moderated by Lindsay Berra of MLB.com.

+ Data Journalism: Access is getting more and more difficult to get. Athletes are trained to give cliche quotes. Coaches say nothing at all. Some of our most interesting and enterprising journalism involves reporting with pure data. Panelists include Kevin Quealy of the NYT’s Upshot (the brains behind Fourth-Down Bot), Alex Speier of The Boston Globe, and others. Moderated by Jason Murray of syracuse.com.

For those interested in hotel accommodations, we have arranged for a discounted rate at the Residence Inn in West Orange.http://www.marriott.com/…/group-corporate-tra…/groupCorp.mi…