I’m gonna let you finish, but Phill had …

… the best pages of the year according to APSE.

Thanks Kanye West! I will finish now, you jerk. The 2011 Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) awards were announced yesterday, Feb. 21. There are three categories for sports designers (Daily Sections, Sunday Sections and Special Sections). The highest honor that a designer can get from the APSE is getting into the Top 10 in their paper’s circulation class. Continue reading

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The clock is ticking


Apparently, I have five years before all newspapers (except for a major four back east) are gone.

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Be Heard

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— Phill Morgan

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So long Jake Heaps

What went wrong?

BYU quarterback Jake Heaps looks to pass during a game against New Mexico State during the first half of an NCAA college football game at LaVell Edwards Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/George Frey)

With the breaking news of Jake Heaps transferring from BYU, I know that the story by Jared Lloyd will be on A1. My hope is that it will be splashed across the top to the page and not tucked away at the bottom.

But I’ve already wrote about that.

I am trying to figure out what I should put on my pages. Will Jason Franchuk write a column? Should I just reference the story on A1?

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Too much time on my hands *UPDATED*

As I’ve mentioned before most of my work happens late at night. That means that many nights I have time to watch a game on TV or to go to part of a local game.

A few weeks ago I went over to the Indoor Practice Facility to see some friends that had set up for tailgating for the Idaho football game. They were out watching the BYU-Utah State basketball game on a TV when I came.

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Which page should it go on?

Is bigger better?

Brandon Davies talks to the media about his return to playing basketball for BYU at the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. SPENSER HEAPS/Daily Herald

I often ask myself that question when something big in the world of sports happens. The question is always, where should the story go in the paper? Is it better to be a small story on the front of the entire paper? Or is it better to get blown out as the centerpiece story on the cover of the sports section?

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God bless Twitter

I don’t remember why I first got on Twitter.

“It’s just a glorified Facebook status update.”

“Why would I want to know what Shaq ate for breakfast?”

“Who cares if Kim Kardashian bought a new dress?”

All of these were statements that I heard before joining Twitter and shortly after. I didn’t know the benefits that Twitter could bring to me as a sports fan as well as a sports designer.

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