For the first time in Associated Press Sports Editors’ history, all four of its 2016-17 Diversity Fellowship participants are female. Jane Allison Havsy, Stef Loh, Shauntel Lowe and Diana Nearhos will join the APSE program that helps with the issues of diversity by training sports editors of all backgrounds.
Havsy is a multimedia journalist at the Daily Record of Parsippany, N.J. Havsy has a variety of roles from writing and shooting video to coordinating freelancers for other Gannett New Jersey papers. Loh is a college sports writer for the Seattle Times and a past AWSM president. Lowe is the deputy editor of special projects at Bleacher Report in New York. Nearhos is a minor league hockey reporter at The Post-Star in Glens Falls, N.Y. Havsy, Loh and Nearhos are AWSM members.
According to APSE’s website, this year’s Fellows will take part in training that will prepare them to take a substantive leap forward in their careers as part of an overall push toward improving diversity by APSE.
Katie McInerney joined the Houston Chronicle as a sports and special projects designer. She will be the lead designer for Texas Sports Nation, a recently launched weekly tabloid magazine produced by the sports department at the Chronicle. Prior to the Chronicle, McInerney spent three years at the Tulsa World as the lead sports designer.
Quinnipiac’s television news station, Q30 Television, won the Best Television Sportscast Pinnacle Award. Several AWSM members from Quinnipiac’s student chapter — Victoria Rutigliano, Hannah Cotter, Paul Caracciolo, Sierra Goodwill, Sam Prevot and M.J. Baird — were winners for their efforts on the sportscast “Sports Paws.”
The Q30 Sports team used its talents and skills to deftly cover a national championship in women’s rugby, a trip to the Frozen Four in Tampa where the men’s ice hockey team advanced to the championship game, as well as NCAA tournament berths for the women’s ice hockey team, women’s cross country, women’s golf and women’s tennis teams. Members of the broadcast team broke the story that the field hockey team would be moving to the Big East Conference, investigated the university’s struggle with the town of Hamden in its effort to construct new facilities and did a great job producing personality profiles and supplying in-depth analysis.
Meg Aronowitz was inducted into the Wyoming Seminary College Prepatory Sports Hall of Fame. Wyoming Seminary College is a private school located in Kingston, Pennsylvania. Aronowitz was a boarding student during her junior and senior years of high school. A two-sport athlete (basketball and softball) at Wyoming Seminary College, Aronowitz played four years of softball in college at Emory University in Atlanta and earned a bachelor of arts degree in history. Since 2001, she has worked at ESPN, currently serving as a coordinating producer for ESPN and the SEC Network College sports division.
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