*Exact times TBD

10-11 a.m.

Sports betting and what it means for your news organization:  With the recent decision by the Supreme Court to allow states to decide whether to legalize sports betting, expect to see wagering become a much prominent part of our sports consumption. How should media organizations react and what questions should we be asking in our newsrooms.

Panel:             Bill Adee, COO of Vegas Stats and Information Network

                           Todd Dewey, LV Review-Journal betting writer

                           Jay Kornegay, Director of Westgate Resorts Sports Book

                           Johnny Avello, Director of Wynn Resorts Sports Book

Moderator:   Bill Bradley, Sports Editor, Las Vegas Review-Journal

11:15-12:15 p.m.

Best practices: Video has long been a part of newsroom’s digital storytelling toolbox, but how has changes to social media practices and shifting viewer tastes impacted our daily production.

Panel:            Jim Prather, R-J TV studio coordinator

                         Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times reporter

                         Harrison Keely, R-J Deputy Digital Director

Moderator: Angel Rodriguez, Sports Editor Los Angeles Times

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Lunch/Newsmakers panel: Representatives from the NBA will discuss how they have turned the sports into a year-round phenomenon with free agency and the summer league extending the calendar well into the early fall.

Panel:                       NBA representative TBD

                                    Dan Woike, reporter, Los Angeles Times

                                    Tania Ganguli, reporter Los Angeles Times

Moderator:            Mike Hiserman, Deputy Sports Editor LA Times

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Combat sports and the future: Boxing seems to be on an upswing with higher television ratings, larger pay-per-view audiences and better fights, while the UFC is looking to replace stars like Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor. What does the future hold for both of these sports and are more cross-promotions coming in the future.

Panel:                       Adam Hill, R-J MMA writer

                                    Lance Pugmire, LA Times, boxing/MMA reporter

                                    Mike Coppinger, Ring Magazine, senior writer

Moderator:            Angel Rodriguez, Sports Editor Los Angeles Times


2:45-3:45 p.m.

Vegas as a sports town: A lot has changed in the last year around the perception of Las Vegas as a sports town. The Golden Knights advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals with a rabid fan base and the Raiders are only a couple of years from bringing the NFL to town. Is the NBA next?

Panel:                       Ed Graney, R-J sports columnist

                                    Don Logan, 51s President

                                     Jeff Motley, LV Motor Speedway media relations

                                     Arash Markazi, ESPN, writer

Moderator:            Bill Bradley, R-J Sports Editor

4-4:30 p.m.

Closing business


What: APSE West Region Meeting.

Who: Sports editors and journalists from around California, Nevada and Arizona.

When: 10 a.m. Monday, July 9th.

Where: Review-Journal main building, Room 106.

Address: 1111 W. Bonanza Road, Las Vegas, NV, 89106.


  • Keep driving straight past the guard’s station when you pass the gates off Bonanza Rd.
  • Park on the west side of the main building in the visitor’s parking lot.
  • Walk to the entrance and turn left to go to customer service.
  • Check in with Mary Anne and she will direct you to Room 106.


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