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Sports Editors to Share How to Take News Delivery to the Next Level

At the fifth annual Day of Diversity at Hampton University on Wednesday, Nov. 14, members of the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) will share with students the many ways that today's news is delivered on multimedia platforms that move beyond the print medium.

During the daylong event, Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications majors will attend multimedia workshops based on the theme "Life without a Newspaper," led by prominent leaders in the world of sports editing. Beginning with a general session in the R.P. Scripps Auditorium from 10 until 11:45 a.m., leading to workshops from 12 - 4 p.m., industry professionals will meet with students, providing them with the opportunity to ask questions and offer opinions on the dynamics of the "tablet age" where print has emerged as the king of web content. In the hands-on environment, students will be charged with producing stories and adhering to hard and fast deadlines.

The list of professionals attending this year include: Gerry Ahern, president, Associated Press Sports Editors; Lynn Burke, online sports manager, Daily Press; Ron Fritz, executive sports editor, Baltimore Sun; Mike Harris, sports editor, The Washington Times; Phil Kaplan, sports editor, Knoxville News Sentinel; Andi Petrini, sports editor, Daily Press; Nick Matthews, sports editor, Houston Chronicle; Tim Stephens, assistant managing editor, CBSSports.com; and Tom White, sports editor, The Virginian-Pilot.

For the fifth year in a row, the Scripps Howard Foundation will offer internships to two Hampton students interested in a career in journalism. They will each receive a $3,000 stipend and a $500 scholarship for the summer of 2013 and will be placed at APSE member newspapers during the summer internship.

And, for four years running, the Sports Journalism Institute will continue to be a partner to the journalism and communications program. Under its umbrella, the Hampton University interns will spend nine days at the journalism "boot camp" to be held at the University of Missouri before starting their internships.