A note to APSE members from Mark Hyman, the new director of the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland:

I’m working on a piece about the startup of the pro leagues and the decisions that beat writers and editors now face out of concern for their well being and the well being of family members. The focus will be baseball. I’d like to speak with a few beat writers who’ve elected not to go to the ballpark. And editors who are navigating the issue.

I need to hear from you by Wednesday, July 15. My email is mhyman1@umd.edu

Thank you very much for your time.