Mitch Receives Red Smith Award at Annual APSE Convention in Salt Lake City

On Friday, June 25th at the Marriott City Center in Salt Lake City, Mitch accepted the Associate Press Sports Editors highest honor–and the biggest prize of his journalism career–The Red Smith Award. The award is given annually for lifetime achievement.

Here, we share two special pieces about the event:

Albom shares stories, advice with journalists

By Ben Fulton    |    The Salt Lake Tribune  |  June 25, 2010

Mitch Albom earned $25 in 1982 to write the first personality profile of his journalism career. At interview’s end his subject, New York Times sports columnist Dave Anderson, gave Albom some advice.

“He said, ‘Kid, this job isn’t as hard as you’re making it out to be,’ ” Albom said.  Continues

Gene Meyers: Here’s What Makes Free Press Columnist Mitch Albom So Good
Detroit Free Press | June 25, 2010

SALT LAKE CITY — This afternoon, in a ballroom in a downtown hotel, I will have a great honor — and an impossible task.
 
My assignment will be to introduce Free Press columnist Mitch Albom as he receives the Red Smith Award, the biggest prize in a journalism career that has been one prize after another. Continues

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