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We welcome inquiries from the '''media''' concerning our association, its [[clubs]] and [[tournaments]]
== Current Year ==
and its [[players]].
For further information, please contact [[NASPA]] copresidents
[[Chris Cree]] in Dallas, TX
[[John Chew]] in Toronto, ON;
or NASPA spokespersons
[[Robin Pollock Daniel]] in Toronto, ON
[[Matthew Hodge]] in Moore, OK.
== Recent Mention ==
* May 13, 2021: [https://bookriot.com/history-of-scrabble-dictionary/ Book Riot] provides an overview of SCRABBLE dictionaries - including the NASPA Word List.
* May 6, 2021: [https://www.pressherald.com/2021/05/06/augusta-woman-fulfills-dream-of-appearing-on-jeopardy-and-wins-big-too/ The Portland Press Herald] interviews Maine player [[Jamie Logan]] about tournament SCRABBLE and her appearance on Jeopardy!
* May 4, 2021: San Antonio (TX) player [[Ricky Rodriguez]] was featured on the [https://foxsanantonio.com/news/local/san-antonio-proud-5th-grader-starts-petition-for-jackson-mohr-day local Fox News affiliate] for his petition to honor a young boy who died unexpectedly.
* April 26, 2021: [https://www.mymcmedia.org/maryland-sen-kagan-honored-for-advocacy-social-justice-work Montgomery County Media] reports on Maryland State Senator [[Cheryl Kagan]] being honored with the 2021 Hyman Bookbinder Award. Among those offering tributes was NASPA CEO [[ John Chew]] who recounted how Cheryl led us to Baltimore for the [[North American SCRABBLE Championship | NASC]].
* April 20, 2021: [https://globalnews.ca/toronto/program/the-john-oakley-show The John Oakley Show] interviewed [[John Chew]] from 15:48 to 15:58 about Mattel’s plans to remove offensive slurs from the Collins lexicon.
* April 18, 2021: [https://www.ocregister.com/2021/04/18/more-than-a-survivor-at-100-shes-still-making-art The Orange County Register] profiles NASPA Lifetime Member [[Desiree Engel]] who turned 100 the day after she competed in the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXZs_hE8MQM Tossup] spelling bee for competitive SCRABBLE players.
* April 14, 2021: [https://7news.com.au/entertainment/games/scrabble-bans-long-list-of-words-players-are-no-longer-allowed-to-use--c-2593627 7NEWS] in Australia covers the ongoing debate about the removal of offensive slurs and recaps [[John Chew]]'s interview with [https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/09/us/scrabble-slurs-ban-trnd/index.html CNN] last year.
* April 12, 2021: [https://www.cc.com/video/09ontf/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-scrabble-players-want-slurs-banned-from-the-word-list The Daily Show with Trevor Noah] featured a segment where Dulce Sloan talked to [[Lisa Odom]] and [[Will Anderson]] about the decision to remove offensive slurs from the NASPA Word List.
* March 17,2021: [https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/03/17/2194469/0/en/Having-words-with-friends-will-benefit-people-struggling-with-literacy.html Frontier College's annual SCRABBLE for Literacy fundraiser] will take place online on March 18 with the participation of NASPA members [[Jackson Smylie]], [[Joshua Sokol]], [[John Chew]], and [[Will Anderson]]. An edited version of the online event can be viewed on [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3J1_7vcpng&t=3402s YouTube].
* February 27, 2021: [http://media.wgvc.com/w/DC_Scrabble_Club_171 Washington NASPA Club #711] director [[Ted Gest]] writes a [https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/letters-to-the-editor/readers-critique-the-post-a-caveat-to-condolences/2021/02/26/55ec3e58-7849-11eb-948d-19472e683521_story.html Letter to the Editor] about a recent Washington Post essay on playing SCRABBLE with a robot.
* January 6, 2021: [https://7news.com.au/business/aboriginal-activist-takes-on-scrabble-over-racist-slurs-in-popular-board-game-c-1904696 7News] mentions NASPA's decision to remove slurs in article on campaign to remove slurs in Australia.
* May 25, 2015: [[John Chew]] interviewed by CTV News Channel about the new words in the [[Collins]] word list.
== Previous Years ==
* May 21, 2015: [[John Chew]] interviewed by NPR and Reuters about the new words in the [[Collins]] word list.
* [[2020 Press Archive]]
* May 17, 2015: [[Noah Kalus]] and [[Zach Ansel]]'s win at the [[2015 North American School SCRABBLE Championship]] and subsequent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel reported on by the Times Herald-Record (of Middletown, NY), the Poughkeepsie Journal, Oneida Dispatch, Ridgefield Press, Toy News, and others.
* [[2019 Press Archive]]
* April 21, 2015: 2014 National SCRABBLE Champion [[Conrad Bassett-Bouchard]] and others mentioned in an article entitled “Winning SCRABBLE and the Nature of Expertise” in [http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/winning-scrabble-and-the-nature-of-expertise/?print=true Scientific American].
* [[2018 Press Archive]]
* December 9, 2014: [[2014 World SCRABBLE Championship]] runner-up [[Chris Lipe]] interviewed in [http://romesentinel.com/county/local-scrabble-player-places-second-in-world/QBqnlh!8bJmTlrrvCgSyy7qVVVG3Q/ Rome Sentinel].
* [[2017 Press Archive]]
* November 24, 2014: [[2014 World SCRABBLE Championship]] runner-up [[Chris Lipe]] mentioned in [http://www.businessinsider.com/these-are-the-words-that-just-won-this-years-scrabble-world-championship-2014-11?IR=T Business Insider].
* [[2016 Press Archive]]
* November 23, 2014: [[2014 World SCRABBLE Championship]] runner-up [[Chris Lipe]] mentioned in [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11248965/Craig-Beevers-becomes-second-ever-English-world-Scrabble-champion.html The Telegraph].
* [[2015 Press Archive]]
* November 23, 2014: [[2014 World SCRABBLE Championship]] runner-up [[Chris Lipe]] mentioned in [http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/britain-gets-its-first-scrabble-world-champion-for-21-years-9878661.html# The Independent].
* [[2014 Press Archive]]
* November 22, 2014: [[John Chew]] leads off a [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30157695 BBC News story] about the [[2014 World SCRABBLE Championship]].
* [[2010 Press Archive]]
* November 21, 2014: [[Jesse Matthews]], [[John Chew]], [[Adam Logan]] and others featured in a [http://www.aljazeera.com/video/europe/2014/11/war-words-at-scrabble-contest-20141121202349147100.html story about the 2014 World SCRABBLE Championship] on AlJazeera.com.
* [[2009 Press Archive]]
* November 21, 2014: [[John Chew]] quotes briefly in a [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-30139374 BBC News story] about the [[2014 World SCRABBLE Championship]].
* November 20, 2014: [[Conrad Bassett-Bouchard]] gives SCRABBLE tips to [http://www.opb.org/news/article/national-scrabble-champ-gives-tips-for-winning/ OPB] leading up to the [[2014 World SCRABBLE Championship]].
* November 10, 2014: [[Evan Berofsky]] featured in an article in the [http://www.theoaklandpress.com/general-news/20141110/scrabble-brought-more-than-expected-to-oxford-based-competitive-player-headed-to-london-tournament Oakland Press].
* August 27, 2014: [[Robin Pollock Daniel]] quotes about the new words on the [http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/8ye61k/scrabble-s-updated-dictionary Colbert Report].
* August 10, 2014: Several players interviewed in a feature article about the [[2014 National SCRABBLE Championship]] in the [http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/buffalo/hundreds-of-word-enthusiasts-gather-in-buffalo-for-the-25th-national-scrabble-championships-20140809 Buffalo news].
* August 8, 2014: [[Oliver Roeder]] reports on the [[Nigel Richards]] phenomenon on [http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-makes-nigel-richards-the-best-scrabble-player-on-earth/ fivethirtyeight.com].
* August 5, 2014: [[Chris Cree]] and [[John Chew]] help [http://mentalfloss.com/article/58236/14-fun-scrabble-facts MentalFloss] with some fun facts about our game.
* August 5, 2014: [[John Chew]] gives the Canadian perspective on the new words in the [http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/08/05/canadian-sourced-words-such-as-qajaq-and-quinzhee-some-of-powerhouse-game-changers-added-to-scrabble-dictionary National Post]
* August 5, 2014: [[Robin Pollock Daniel]] quoted at length in an article about the new words in the [http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/scrabble-players-rejoice-5000-new-words-added-to-official-dictionary/article19912902/?cmpid=rss1 Globe and Mail]
* August 5, 2014: [[John Chew]] quoted in an article about the new words at [http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeremygreenfield/2014/08/05/trying-to-chillax-about-my-bromance-with-scrabble-and-5000-other-new-words/ Forbes].
* August 5, 2014: [[Chris Cree]] quoted in a [http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/05/us-usa-games-scrabble-idUSKBN0G51ML20140805 Reuters article] about the new words.
* August 5, 2014: 18-minute interview with Simi Sara on [http://www.cknw.com/the-simi-sara-show/ CKNW 980] with [[John Chew]] about the new words.
* August 5, 2014: [http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/scrabble-dictionary-5000-words-24846936 ABC News] talks about our new words.
* August 4, 2014: [[John Chew]] quoted briefly in the [http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/selfie-frenemy-playable-scrabble-article-1.1891614 New York Daily News] on the new edition of [[OSPD]].
* August 4, 2014: [[Robin Pollock Daniel]] quoted in an [http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_26273635/scrabblers-rejoice-5-000-new-words-are-way AP story] about new words coming into [[OSPD]].
* August 4, 2014: [[Chris Cree]] and [[John Chew]] quoted by [http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/04/news/scrabble-dictionary/ CNN] ([http://mexico.cnn.com/entretenimiento/2014/08/05/diccionario-scrabble-suma-5000-palabras-incluyendo-selfie-y-hashtag Spanish translation]) on the new words.
== Recent Press Releases ==
* [[2014 SCRABBLE Word Showdown Announcement]]
== Older Mention ==
* 2015 Changes to [[OSPD]] and [[OTCWL]]
* March 16, 2014: [[John Chew]] mentioned in the Wall Street Journal article “[http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304914204579392930054227164 This Scrabble-Playing Robot Is a Sore Loser]”
* [[2014 SCRABBLE Word Showdown]]
** April 22, 2014: [[John Chew]] on [http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=328738 CTV National News] with members of the [http://torontoscrabbleclub.com Toronto SCRABBLE Club] talking about GEOCACHE.
** April 10, 2014: [[Stefan Fatsis]] quotes [[John Chew]] and [[Chris Cree]] at Slate in [http://www.slate.com/articles/life/gaming/2014/04/geocache_in_scrabble_the_word_that_won_hasbro_s_new_word_contest_is_useless.html The Word That Won Scrabble’s New-Word Contest Is Totally Useless in Scrabble]
** March 14, 2014: [[Stefan Fatsis]] writes on [http://www.slate.com/articles/life/gaming/2014/03/new_scrabble_word_should_it_be_bestie_ew_slumdog_inside_the_contest_to_add.single.html Slate.com] about the [[2014 SCRABBLE Word Showdown]]
** March 14, 2014: [[John Chew]] on [http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=307524 CTV News Channel] talking about the [[2014 SCRABBLE Word Showdown]]
** March 13, 2014: [[John Chew]] on NPR’s [http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/03/13/scrabble-new-dictionary Here and Now] to talk about the [[2014 SCRABBLE Word Showdown]]
* [[2010 National SCRABBLE Championship]]
** [http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2010/08/06/1560104/top-scrabble-players-gather-for.html Bellingham Herald]
** [http://www.sacbee.com/2010/08/06/2942767/top-scrabble-players-gather-for.html Sacramento Bee]
** [http://topics.dallasnews.com/article/073m0ck0i8bkw?q=ESPN Dallas News]
** [http://www.dfw.com/2010/08/04/315091/ladies-and-gentlemen-of-the-board.html DFW.com]
** [http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/fl-payne-national-scrabble-20100805,0,6621539.story Sun-Sentinel]
** [http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2010/aug/04/mount-pleasant-scrabble-ace-to-vie-for-3000/ Post and Courier]
** [http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/080710dnmetscrabble.26c27d4.html Dallas News]
== Older Press Releases ==
* [[2014 NSSC Hasbro Press Release‎]]
* [[Media:20100727-nsc.pdf|2010 NSC Master Press Release (revised)]]
* [[Media:20100714-nsc.pdf|2010 NSC Master Press Release (preliminary)]]
* [[Media:20100702-guzman.pdf|San Francisco Man's 771-Point SCRABBLE Game a New Official Record]]

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