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APME UPDATE NOV. 21, 2016

 

 

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

 


Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee named AP executive editor

 

The Associated Press announced Thursday that AP Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee has been named the news agency's executive editor effective Jan. 1, 2017.


Buzbee, who joined AP in 1988 as a reporter, spent the last six years in Washington, D.C. as chief of bureau, where she has overseen AP's coverage of the 2012 and 2016 U.S. presidential elections, the White House, Congress, the Pentagon and polling and investigative units.

In her new role as senior vice president and executive editor, Buzbee will be responsible for leading AP's global news operations and overseeing news content in all formats from AP journalists based in more than 260 locations in 106 countries. She will relocate from Washington to AP headquarters in New York.

"Sally's leadership and extensive history with the AP make her the perfect candidate to take the helm as executive editor," said AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt. "Sally's focused vision will guide our news content in all formats well into the future."

"The AP’s mission of strong, impartial, fact-based journalism has never been more important," Buzbee said. "My colleagues are the most talented and committed journalists in the world, rededicating themselves to that mission each day. It is a privilege to be a part of this team as we dive into the future."

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GREAT IDEAS: Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch's Window on the World

 

We invited singers, songwriters, bands and interview subjects to sit in an informal studio in the storefront window of our building for a performance or interview.


We put speakers on the front of the building to pipe the sound to passersby; we live-stream them via Facebook Live; and we also record a higher-quality video for our website.


It has brought us thousands of hits online, and more important, it has helped liven up the neighborhood and put us in front of a younger demographic online.


We call in the Dispatch Window on the World.


— Alan Miller

 

Link to the eBook and see all the 2016 Great ideas!


 

NFOIC Knight FOI Litigation Fund

 

Having your FOI request denied may leave no other option than pursuing legal action against the rejecting public agency or official. The National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC) offers financial support to litigate open government lawsuits through the Knight FOI Litigation Fund. Backed by a generous grant from the Knight Foundation, the fund helps to defray upfront costs such as filing fees, depositions, court costs and other expenses associated with legal actions. Applications may be submitted through your state FOI coalition or directly to NFOIC. http://www.nfoic.org/knight-foi-fund.

 


 

WATCHDOG REPORTING

 

Houston Chronicle: Bad mix: Risky cargo in dense areas
Austin American-Statesman: Feds shield employers who violated rights of vets
Columbus Dispatch: More “elder orphans” without family near needing help.
Democrat and Chronicle: Lead tainting Geneva’s soil kept hidden for 30 years
New York Times: Your cellphone is a 10-digit key code to your private life
Newark Star Ledger: Lobbyists reviled by Trump in campaign join transition
Boston Globe: Organic farmers fight USDA to defend their turf
Baltimore Sun: Few doctors sign on to recommend marijuana in Maryland
Maine Sunday Telegram: Jacket sales at L.L. Bean indicate warmer winters
Courier-Journal: Diabetes a scourge in Kentucky
Des Moines Register: Iowa police killings prompt look at tougher penalties
Sun Sentinel: A din of health concerns from courthouse employees
Washington Post: Parents insisting on doctors who insist on vaccinations
Sacramento Bee: Is reservoir a savior for the Sacramento Valley?
Arizona Daily Star: Pharmacy spending soars in Tucson area under Cenpatico

 

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EDITORS IN THE NEWS: Ritter

 

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OPEN RECORDS, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

 

Lawsuit: Georgia court denying records' access, violates law
Iowa State president had earlier 'hard landing'
Groups say Oklahoma governor stalling in release of records
Fight for piano tuner's house continues _ legal bills, too
Haslam announces departure of Revenue Commissioner Roberts

 

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Editor: Breitbart plans to be 'best place for news on Trump'
Google also gets fooled by fake election news
Trump on Twitter: Restrained or an unvarnished White House?
GateHouse to acquire Harris newspapers
Widow sues to prevent release of husband's jail death video
Megyn Kelly: Trump tried to influence coverage with gifts
Newspaper columnist reports fighting off thief in hotel room
NC legislator's email: 'Trump forces black family from home'
Lego won't advertise in Britain's Daily Mail anymore
Zuckerberg: 'Crazy' to say Facebook influenced elec
Trump bucks protocol on press access
Lawyers for teen charged in shooting push to close hearings
Trump blocks journalists from traveling with him
NY college paper headline: 'MAKING AMERIKKA GREAT AGAIN'
Election night narrowly misses a TV ratings record
Election coverage an unexpected thrill ride on TV
Syrian media activist wins Reporters Without Borders award

 

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IN MEMORIAM: Ifill, Simms

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