Media Contact: Saidah Scott
The APSE Day of Diversity is Back
On Tuesday, Oct. 7, The Associated Press Sports Editors
(APSE) will joing Scripps Howard's School of Journalism and
Communications once again for the Day of Diversity program.
The day will kick off at 10 a.m. with sports editor and
former APSE president Phil Kaplan, as well as guests from News
Sentinel. There will then be a panel discussion hosted by South
Florida Sun Sentinel sports editor Greg Lee of the Sports Journalism
Institute (SJI) on the issues college students face when entering
into the field of journalism.
Students will compete for two internships funded by the
Scripps Howard Foundation. The two winning students will receive a
$3,000 stipend and a $500 scholarship for the summer of 2015. Both
interns will spend a total of nine days at the University of Missouri
for the SJI journalism "boot camp." In addition to
"boot camp," The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has agreed to
host one of the students during the summer of 2015.
Later that afternoon at 1 p.m. Carrie Cousins, general
manager of educational media company at Virginia Tech, will lead a
session with student members of ASPE from Virginia Tech. Following
that session there will be a job fair and resume critique for
students from 2:15-4 p.m.
For more information about this free event, please contact
Dr. Battinto L. Batts Jr. at