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NFL's Michael Vick to be Subject of APSE Diversity Day 2011

The APSE (Associated Press Sports Editors), in its fourth year of visiting the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications for a Day of Diversity, will be at the school on Wed., Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This will be the third consecutive year that the Sports Journalism Institute has partnered with the program.

This year, the program, a joint effort of the Associated Press Sports Editors and the Scripps Howard Foundation, will focus on the football career of Newport News-native Michael Vick. Journalism professionals will participate in panel discussions about the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and will assist students as they write stories, use social media, shoot videos, and take photographs.

The Scripps Howard Foundation will again offer internships to two Hampton students interested in careers in journalism. They will each receive a $3,000 stipend and a $500 scholarship for the summer of 2012. Both interns will spend nine days at journalism "boot camp" at the University of Missouri before starting internships at APSE member newspapers.

The professionals who will be in attendance at APSE Diversity Day include:

  • Digby Solomon, President, Publisher and Chief Executive Officer, Daily Press Media
  • Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, Editor for Strategic Projects, The Washington Post
  • Jemele Hill, ESPN
  • David Teel, Columnist, Daily Press
  • Mike Harris, Sports Editor , Washington Times
  • Ashley Fox, ESPN.com (via Skype)