For anyone who is going to be in Knoxville the day before the Alabama-UT game, there is an APSE event that’s open to all student sports journalists, as well as all journalists in general:
Associated Press Sports Editors will hold a drive-in workshop on Friday, Oct. 14 at the University of Tennessee.
The event is hosted by the School of Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee and will take place at 1345 Circle Park Drive Knoxville, Tenn. The workshops are geared to college students looking for a career in sports journalism.
Three one-hour workshops are planned during the day and are open all students, UT faculty/staff and media professionals. Space is limited in the Scripps Lab, so please RSVP to Phil Kaplan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Phil can provide directions and parking information.
Kaplan, a former president of APSE and sports editor of the Knoxville News Sentinel, will moderate the first panel at 10 a.m. He will be joined by Tennessee football beat writer Rhiannon Potkey of the News Sentinel, Tennessee men’s basketball beat writer Grant Ramey of the News Sentinel, and Alabama football beat writer Aaron Suttles of The Tuscaloosa News. The panel will discuss the role of the beat writer and the many challenges they face in today’s print and digital world.
The second panel will start at 11:30 a.m. with UT associate professor Amber Roessner as moderator. She will be joined by Terrin Waack, a student at the University of Alabama and intern for The Tuscaloosa News; Tyler Waldrep, a student at Alabama and sports editor for The Crimson White, who is also interning at The Tuscaloosa News; and Troy Provost-Heron, a recent UT graduate and sports writer for The Daily Times in Maryville, Tenn. The three will talk about their roles and how they balance college life and internships, working for school publications, and future jobs in media companies.
The day will conclude at 2 p.m. with News Sentinel high school editor Chris Thomas. Kaplan, who also is a guest lecturer at Tennessee, will be joined by Tuscaloosa News executive sports editor and current APSE president Tommy Deas. Kaplan and Deas will share their experience as newsroom leaders and offer best practices for students looking for a career in sports journalism.