Friday, May 15, 2009

IUPUI Lands National Sports Journalism Center

The Associated Press Sports Editors, the nation’s largest professional sports journalism organization, is establishing its headquarters at Indiana University’s new National Sports Journalism Center at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis.

Indiana University launched the National Sports Journalism Center earlier this year after it hired Timothy A. Franklin, an IU alumnus who was editor of The Indianapolis Star in 1999-2000. The center will begin offering sports journalism courses on the IUPUI and Bloomington campuses this fall.

The School of Journalism at IUPUI will be the first official home for APSE, which was founded 35 years ago and now includes more than 550 members in print and online sports news, reports the IU News Bureau.

As part of this affiliation, Indiana University and APSE will erect a Hall of Fame in the new Student Media Center on the IUPUI campus that will honor the winners of the Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement in sports journalism.

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