Associated Press Sports Editors 45th Annual Conference on Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.

The Associated Press Sports Editors Southeast Region Meeting is scheduled to take place Monday, May 9, at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in Birmingham, Alabama. 

The region meeting will start at 10 a.m. CT. 

Throughout the day, attendees will hear from Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey in addition to sports journalism experts from, The Athletic, iHeartRadio, Montgomery (Alabama) Advertiser and USA Today Network. 

The region meeting will include a resume review session that will allow college students to have industry leaders provide feedback on their resume. 

The morning session will include a panel led by former APSE president Tommy Deas titled “Finding stories around the games: How to identify and execute stories that will resonate with readers away from the action.” The panel will include Michael Casagrande of, Bennett Durando of The Montgomery Advertiser and Aaron Suttles of The Athletic. The morning session will also include a presentation about The World Games, which are scheduled to take place in Birmingham, Alabama, from July 7-17, 2022. 

The afternoon session will open with Sankey speaking and doing an on-the-record question and answer session with attendees. 

Following Sankey, APSE Southeast Region chairperson Erik Hall (above) will lead a panel titled “Covering stories when you can’t be there: Sharing tips on how to approach trending stories.” The panel will include Dani Medina, an associate editor with iHeartRadio, and John Talty, sports editor at The resume review will then conclude the region meeting on Monday afternoon. 

The address for the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame is 2150 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N. in Birmingham, Alabama. The hall of fame is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, so region meeting attendees can tour the hall before or after the region meeting.

The APSE Southeast Region consists of organizations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Please reach out to Erik Hall with any questions at