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APSE opening up to internet sites

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Scribbled_Notz, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. I was reading over some stuff on the APSE site, and I noticed a MAJOR bylaw change. For the first time ever, the organization is opening the velvet rope for internet sites. I'm sure most people don't care, but this marks a huge shift...and pretty much signals where the industry is going. And I'm a little shocked to see who was the first internet sports site to get in. Read below:


    Section 2(E) was revised to allow associate membership for "general interest sports Internet sites that apply generally accepted newsgathering practices and have a fulltime staff of no fewer than three people." The wording of the bylaw was designed to limit membership to those Internet sites that are covering sports on a day-to-day basis, more or less the way newspapers do. Dues for any such members will be set at the highest category – in other words, as if they were in the over 250,000 circulation category for newspapers.

    Associate members cannot vote or hold elective office within the organization, but can serve on committees. All associate memberships must be approved individually by the executive committee.

    After this bylaw was passed, the executive committee approved the first such membership for Yahoo! Sports (sports.yahoo.com).
  2. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    i guess that means passan has wrapped up an apse (or at least should have)

    yeah, this was brought up in regards to the bbwaa allowing some internet folks to have membership
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