Sport Ngin National Media Editor/Community Manager and Associated Press Sports Editors Great Lakes Region Chair Loren Nelson
Sport Ngin National Media Editor/Community Manger Loren Nelson, who also serves as chair of the Associated Press Sports Editors Great Lakes Region, led a series of sports journalism-focused sessions on Monday, May 4 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Nelson, a former sports editor at multiple media outlets and an active APSE member for more than a decade, was organizer and host of the APSE Great Lakes Region meeting geared for sports editors, reporters, photographers, designers and students. He also served as moderator of three of the six sessions and gave a presentation on how to create timelines during the Skills You Can Use session to complete the day.
Sport Ngin Co-Founder Carson Kipfer
The event, which attracted about 30 attendees, included an appearance by Sport Ngin Co-Founder Carson Kipfer as a panelist during the Power of Visuals session. Kipfer offered his opinions on the importance of visuals in an increasingly digital age and talked about how photos and videos are sourced and displayed in the coverage of the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships, an event owned by Sport Ngin.
Sport Ngin Interactive Designer Jason Lehmkuhle gave a presentation on GIFs during the Skills You Can Use session, explaining how they originated, when and how they should be used and even offered an opinion on how they should be pronounced. Lehmkuhle also gave a tutorial on how to create and post a GIF.
The sessions were streamed live by Sport Ngin Marketing Director Jim Dahline, who also photographed the event. Sport Ngin Content Editor Brad Unangst provided updates on the event through social media throughout the day.
Associated Press Sports Editors is a national organization that strives to improve professional standards for sports departments of professional news organizations and to recognize professional excellence among its membership. Members include editors and reporters from national, regional and local sports media outlets from throughout the country.