NewsTrain brings social, mobile, data and open-records training to Seattle on Nov. 11

Come for a full Saturday of digital training at the University of Washington in Seattle on Nov. 11. Registration is open, and training sessions include:

  • Maximizing social media to get your story read,
  • Using social media as powerful reporting tools,
  • Making smart choices in mobile storytelling,
  • Producing data-driven enterprise stories off your beat, and 
  • Using state and federal open-records laws effectively.

Please register by Oct. 11 to get the early-bird rate of $75 for a full day of training, including light breakfast and lunch. Don't delay: NewsTrains often sell out. Plus, the first 20 to register will receive a free AP Stylebook – a $22.95 value. Diversity scholarships are available; deadline is Oct. 4.

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NewsTrain director wins RJI Fellowship to develop mobile learning for journalists

NewsTrain Project Director Linda Austin has been awarded a 2017-18 nonresidential fellowship from the Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Her project is to develop a digital-journalism course delivered in bite-size lessons on a smartphone.

The idea for the project came from a NewsTrain attendee who asked for a guide to lead her through the next series of digital skills she needed to learn.

“I thought why not put that guide on something every journalist carries – their phone –and also extend its usefulness to those who haven’t been able to attend a NewsTrain,” said Austin, a former editor who has a master’s degree in educational technology.

She is forming a group of potential users to advise her on the creation of the course. “If you or someone on your staff would like to join the advisory group, please email me.”

Austin’s project is one of six selected by RJI for fellowships in its 11th class, which attracted nearly 300 applicants. Other projects deal with filter bubbles and business-side analytics.

Each year, RJI seeks innovative ideas for its fellowships from anyone who wants to help journalism sustain itself or thrive as an important pillar of democracy.


Train in social, video, mobile and data at New England NewsTrain on Oct. 14

The agenda is out for New England NewsTrain on Oct. 14 in Beverly, Massachusetts -- 26 miles north of Boston -- and here are the sessions:

  • Maximizing social media to get your story read,
  • Using social media as powerful reporting tools,
  • Shooting short, shareable smartphone video,
  • Making smart choices in mobile storytelling, and
  • Producing data-driven enterprise stories off your beat.

Please register by Sept. 14 to get the early-bird rate of $75 for a full day of training, including light breakfast and lunch. Don't delay: NewsTrains often sell out. Plus, the first 20 to register will be entered in a drawing to receive one of five free, yearlong subscriptions to the AP Stylebook online.

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Ana Venegas of The Orange County Register wins APME January Photo of the Month

After a short hiatus, the National Associated Press Media Editors Photo of the Month is back.

This month, APME has honored this photograph as National Member Photo of the Month for January 2017.

Thanks to John Walker; director of visual media at GateHouse Media and photographers Art Illman, Ann Ringwood and James Jesson for judging this month.  

Here is what the judges had to say about the winning image:

"The picture was chosen as it clearly illustrates the flooding that occurred after heavy rains, but also has a simplicity and beauty to it, with the pink umbrella and boots of the young girl making the image pop."

Below is the link to all images entered for January and the winner is slide No. 31.

http://apphotocontests.ap.org/APME_POM/apme_pom_0117/index.html


Caption: Isabella Busse , 6, walks through floodwater near the Seal Beach Pier during a storm in Seal Beach, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. The heavy downpour on Sunday drenched Orange County in one of the heaviest storms of the year. Fast-moving floodwaters swept through California mountain communities and residents fled homes below hillsides scarred by wildfires as the third in the latest series of storms brought a deluge Sunday and warnings about damaging mudslides. (Ana Venegas/The Orange County Register via AP)


New England NewsTrain on Oct. 14 open for registration

APME's NewsTrain is coming to New England on Oct. 14 for the first time in 10 years.

The workshop will provide a full Saturday of digital training at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts, 26 miles north of Boston.

Early-bird registration is $75 through Sept. 14; it increases to $85 on Sept. 15.

Competitive diversity scholarships that cover the registration fee are available to journalists, journalism students and journalism educators from diverse backgrounds.

To be notified when the agenda and trainers are set, please provide an email address.

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NewsTrain coming to Massachusetts, Ohio, Oklahoma and Washington in 2017

Matt Wynn of the Omaha World-Herald teaches data journalism at the NewsTrain in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 2016.

APME’s NewsTrain will bring its high-quality, affordable training to Massachusetts, Ohio, Oklahoma and Washington state in 2017.

Here are the locations for the workshops, which have an early-bird rate of $75 each to attend:

Please sign up here to be emailed when more information becomes available on the dates, agendas and instructors for the workshops.

The sites were selected from applications by committees of local journalists throughout the United States. The successful committees are conducting an assessment of the needs in their newsrooms to determine what skills will be taught at the workshops. 

Since 2003, NewsTrain has served more than 7,000 journalists in 84 workshops. It has traveled to all 50 states, bringing cutting-edge training close to home. Attendees consistently rate its interactive sessions as 4.5, with 5 as highly effective and highly useful. Instructors are accomplished journalists with both front-line and teaching experience.

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The 2016 Great Ideas e-book has ideas from many media outlets

• Interactive video projects
• Digital touch points
• Building redesigns to let readers in or engage them
• Not shaving to make a statement
• Monday memories from your photo staff
• Quirky fun with Friday Extra
• Media Days for high school sports
• 101 unique things about your city
• Creative partnerships in reporting
• History initiatives
And more …


2017 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference planned Oct. 8-11 in Washington, D.C.

Mark your calendar! We are heading to Washington, D.C., Oct. 8-11, 2017, for the fourth annual ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference.
 
The Associated Press Photo Managers will once again join us.
 
Plan early to spend a few days next fall in the nation's capital. We'll kick off with an evening reception Sunday, Oct. 8, and continue until late-morning Wednesday, Oct. 11.

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New England NewsTrain

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Seattle NewsTrain 2017

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