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The Associated Press Sports Editors has set meeting times, locations and agendas for several spring regional meetings. All times local.
APSE is a national organization that strives to improve professional standards for sports departments of professional news organizations and to recognize professional excellence among its membership. Membership is open to all daily newspaper administrative sports department executives, their supervisors and their assistants, regardless of whether those papers are members of The Associated Press. Online services must get approval from APSE's executive committee before joining. More information on memberships: http://apsportseditors.org/how-to-join/
Regional meetings are open to members and nonmembers as well as editors, writers and students. Meetings are free unless noted.
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., April 21
Where: Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, Birmingham, Ala.
Highlights: On-the-record Q-and-A session with Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive. A discussion of beat reporting with veteran sports writers Pat Forde (Yahoo Sports), Lars Anderson (formerly of Sports Illustrated), along with USA Today Sports Vice President of Content Gerry Ahern.
RSVP: Mike Szvetitz mszvetitz(at)gmail.com
When: April 28
Where: Quinnipiac University's York Hill Campus, Hamden, Conn.
Highlights: Agenda still to be completed.
RSVP: Judy Connelly jconnelly(at)th-record.com or Jim Luttrell luttrell(at)nytimes.com
Great Lakes Region
When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 5
Where: Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
Highlights: Ben Shields, director of social media at ESPN, is keynote speaker. Sessions on column writing, the next innovations in digital and better beat reporting. Breakfast and lunch served. Evening pizza for those participating in speed networking with Northwestern students.
RSVP: Jon Styf jstyf(at)shawmedia.com