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We welcome inquiries from the '''media''' concerning our association, its [[clubs]] and [[tournaments]]
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== Current Year ==
and its [[players]].
 
  
For further information, please contact [[NASPA]] copresidents
 
[[Chris Cree]] in Dallas, TX
 
or
 
[[John Chew]] in Toronto, ON;
 
or NASPA spokespersons
 
[[Robin Pollock Daniel]] in Toronto, ON
 
or
 
[[Matthew Hodge]] in Moore, OK.
 
  
== Recent Mention ==
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* May 13, 2021: [https://bookriot.com/history-of-scrabble-dictionary/ Book Riot] provides an overview of Scrabble dictionaries - including the NASPA Word List.
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* 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!
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* 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.
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* 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]].
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* 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.
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* 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.
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* 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.
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* 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.
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* 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].
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* 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.
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* 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.
  
* 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]”
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== Previous Years ==
* 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]]
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* [[2020 Press Archive]]
* March 14, 2014: [[John Chew]] on [http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=307524 CTV News Channel] talking about the [[2014 SCRABBLE Word Showdown]]
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* [[2019 Press Archive]]
* 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]]
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* [[2018 Press Archive]]
 
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* [[2017 Press Archive]]
== Recent Press Releases ==
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* [[2016 Press Archive]]
 
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* [[2015 Press Archive]]
* [[2014 SCRABBLE Word Showdown Announcement]]
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* [[2014 Press Archive]]
* [[2014 NSSC Hasbro Press Release‎]]
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* [[2010 Press Archive]]
 
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* [[2009 Press Archive]]
== Older Mention ==
 
 
 
* [[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 ==
 
 
 
* [[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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