By Phil Kaplan, Sports Editor, (Knoxville) News Sentinel

For the sixth consecutive year, the Associated Press Sports Editors will be on the campus of Hampton University.

This year’s event takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 13 and will be held in conjunction with the APSE Atlantic Coast region meeting. Sports editors and other professionals from Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina will be invited for a day of learning and working with students.

Program details are still being finalized, but the last part of the day will be set aside to do resume critiques for students.

For the sixth consecutive year, the Scripps Howard Foundation will offer internships to two Hampton students interested in a career in journalism. The two students that are selected will receive a $3,000 stipend and a $500 scholarship for the summer of 2014.

Both students will be placed at APSE member newspapers during the summer internship. The Washington Times, The Virginian-Pilot, Houston Chronicle, The Palm Beach Post, Asbury Park Press, Sacramento Bee, Riverside Press-Enterprise, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Baltimore Sun have been the host papers the past five years.

Sports Journalism Institute is an important partner to the program. Under the umbrella of SJI, both interns from Hampton will spend nine days at the journalism "boot camp" to be held at the University of Missouri before starting their internships.

If you need hotel accommodations, Hampton will reserve rooms at Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina. The hotel is an easy walk to campus.

We plan on a working lunch. The cost of the lunch in the past has been covered with the financial support from The Daily Press, Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Virginian-Pilot, USA Today and Washington Times.

If you are planning to attend and would like to be part of the program, please let me know as soon as possible and also contact region chair Andi Petrini of The Daily Press at

Phil Kaplan is a former president of APSE. Contact him at or 865.342.6285.