Our Fall issue of APME News is traditionally the conference recap, giving members a concise summary of the high points of our annual gathering. Leaf through these glossy pages and glean some great ideas, management tips and insights generated at one of our industry s best summits. Here are some of the headlines: Meet APME's new president, Debra Adams Simmons; The Arizona Republic's tablet magazine wins Innovator of the Year; The Advocate continues to tweak daily New Orleans edition; the APME Indy Conference in Pictures; AP chief Carroll praises new DOJ protections for journalists; Indiana Gov. Pence says shield law needed more than ever; Speaker says print can win by listening to readers; Five steps to managing today's newsrooms; The nations top editors offer tips to strengthen newsrooms; Great Ideas; APME Journalism Excellence Award winners and APME AP Staff Award Winners; Member Showcase; ASNE and APME join forces for 2014 convention in Chicago; and 2013 APME President Brad Dennison reflects on the year.
This year's Great Ideas book has 68 pages, chock-full of great ideas, including reader contests, special promotions, new sections, quick-turnaround packages, stolen great ideas, fun topics from the worlds of entertainment and pop culture, holidays, online superstars, public service, enterprise and special projects.
The Associated Press Media Editors 2013 conference "Content Is King” is in the books.
Thanks to everyone involved and especially the student journalists from Ball State University, Indiana University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and Indiana University Southeast. In the first two days, the students combined for more than 13 blog posts, 16 Facebook posts, 12 Instagram posts at #apme13, 40 photos, a 20-page special report with 17 stories and an iPad/Android special APME edition app. More than 1,200 followers saw posts and more than 300 tweets had #apme13.
Thanks go out to the Indiana State Museum, Indiana Roof Ballroom and the NCAA Hall of Champions for being outstanding venues.
We we have the presentation decks posted in the near future.
Save the date for the combined 2014 APME/ASNE conference in Chicago – Sept. 15-17.
Two receive Robert G. McGruder Awards for Diversity Leadership
Reginald Stuart, veteran journalist and corporate recruiter, and the Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle are the recipients of the 12th annual Robert G. McGruder Awards for Diversity Leadership, awarded by the Associated Press Media Editors in partnership with other journalism organizations.
The McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership is given annually to individuals, newsrooms or teams of journalists who embody the spirit of McGruder, a former executive editor of the Detroit Free Press, managing editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland and a graduate of Kent State University. McGruder died of cancer in April 2002. A past president of APME and former member of the American Society of News Editors’ Board of Directors, McGruder was a relentless diversity champion. The awards will be presented Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at the annual awards lunch at the APME conference in Indianapolis.
This year, the 12th annual awards were sponsored by The Plain Dealer, Kent State University and the APME Foundation, and the Chips Quinn Scholars program of the Newseum Institute. The honorees will each receive $2,500 and a leadership plaque.
"In this day and age it just makes sense to hold one terrific conference for leaders of news organizations,” said ASNE president David Boardman, dean of the School of Media and Communication at Temple University and former executive editor of the Seattle Times. "We've always had great conventions. This will be bigger, better and smarter than ever.”
ASNE and APME members include senior editors of news organizations, deans and journalism educators, members of journalism foundations and news executives.
"I’m thrilled the stars finally aligned to make this happen,” said APME President Brad Dennison, who is president of GateHouse Media’s Large Daily newspaper division. "The list of great news minds working on programming, the cost synergies, the drawing power for both audience and high-profile speakers – it’s an exciting proposition.”
Deadline Extended for Applications for NewsTrain Workshops in 2014
NewsTrain is a national touring workshop sponsored by APME that serves journalists in their own cities. Programs are designed to provide training in the skills, knowledge, and information needed in a rapidly changing media setting, at an affordable cost. NewsTrain's core audience includes frontline editors, department heads, and senior editors – people who edit and manage print and digital news platforms. Reporters, copy editors, visual journalists, online producers, and college journalism educators are also welcome and find NewsTrain programs valuable.