By Hank Winnicki
Assistant Managing Editor/Sports, Newsday
Chair, APSE Northeast Region
The agenda has been set for the APSE Northeast Regional meeting in Boston.
Here are the details:
When: Monday, May 14 at 9:15 a.m.
Where: The Boston Globe
135 William T Morrissey Blvd.
Dorchester, MA 02125
Parking: Free parking is available (Go past the Globe building on Morrissey Blvd. to the third entrance. Tell the guard you are there for APSE and park as directed. Walk back to the front of the building to the main entrance)
9:30 to 10:45: Guide to Smart Phones — The Boston Globe's multimedia editor Ed Medina and Newsday's sports cross media editor Mark La Monica discuss how smart phones can be better used for news gathering across all platforms. Tips on video, audio and the use of tablets.
11 to 12:15: Covering the Beat — Al Vieira, AME at the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, leads a discussion on the challenges facing the beat writer. Panelists include Pete Thamel, who covers college sports for the New York Times, Geoff Baker, who covers the Mariners for the Seattle Times, and Scott Lauber, who covers the Red Sox for the Boston Herald.
Lunch from 12:15 to 1:15. There is a cafeteria on the premises.
1:15 to 2:30: The Red Sox collapse (aka The Beer and Fried Chicken story) — Boston Globe investigative reporter Bob Hohler and Boston Globe assistant sports editor Scott Thurston discuss the ASPE-award winning story that is still making headlines.
2:45 to 3:45: Fantasy Sports — New York Daily News Sunday sports editor Eric Barrow talks about how the News is taking a different approach to fantasy sports, producing special sections and daily content to better serve its readers.
3:45 to 4:15: Best Ideas — Editors are encouraged to bring recent examples of the their work to share with the group.
4:15 to 4:30: Business meeting
For questions, please contact Hank Winnicki at 631-843-4832 or Hank.Winnicki@newsday.com.