Muncie, Indiana, NewsTrain postponed to April 14
Because of a Winter Storm Watch for Central Indiana, Muncie NewsTrain has been postponed to April 14.
It was originally scheduled for March 24. The workshop will take place at Ball State University on April 14 at the same times as had been planned for March 24.
The workshop on April 14 will be in a different building: the Art & Journalism Building.
LEARN MORE and REGISTER for $85.
For just $85, train in social, video, mobile, data and beat mapping at Muncie, Indiana, NewsTrain on April 14
APME’s NewsTrain is bringing affordable training in digital-journalism skills to Muncie, Indiana, on April 14.
Registration is $85 for a full Saturday of training at Ball State University. Sessions include:
- Mobile newsgathering: better reporting with your smartphone,
- Using social media as powerful reporting tools,
- Shooting short, shareable smartphone video,
- Better time management with beat mapping, and
- Producing data-driven enterprise stories off your beat.
Experience NewsTrain’s highly rated training; attendees regularly judge sessions as 4.5, with 5 as highly useful and highly effective. “This is the best hands-on collection of practical sessions with knowledgeable ‘in-the-field’ instructors I’ve experienced,” said 2016 attendee Kelly Shiers.
Your accomplished trainers include (from top left and clockwise:
- Mark Nichols, data journalist on the national investigations team for USA Today.
- Val Hoeppner, director of the Center for Innovation in Media at Middle Tennessee State University.
- Amy Bartner, downtown reporter for The Indianapolis Star and its former social media editor and engagement manager.
- Linda Austin, project director for NewsTrain.
Register today! NewsTrains often sell out.
Muncie NewsTrain will be the 89th such workshop organized by Associated Press Media Editors (APME) in collaboration with a host committee of local journalists. The nonprofit organization of newsroom leaders has sponsored NewsTrain since 2003, training more than 7,300 journalists in cities across the United States and Canada.
Questions? Email Linda Austin, NewsTrain project director.
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER: bit.ly/MuncieNewsTrain.
Apply by April 30 to bring APME's NewsTrain workshop to your newsroom in 2019
If you’re looking to bring affordable, digital training to your newsroom in 2019, consider hosting one of APME’s NewsTrain workshops.
To experience the learning, morale boost and fun of a NewsTrain workshop in your town, the first steps are to put together a tentative host committee of representatives from local journalism organizations, and apply by April 30 at bit.ly/HostNewsTrain.
Successful host committees work hand-in-glove with the NewsTrain staff over six months to plan and promote their workshops. The skills taught are customized to the needs of journalists in your region and designed to be used immediately.
The host committee’s financial obligation includes supplying food for either a one-day or two-day workshop attracting 100. It should seek local sponsors to cover that cost, which can run $1,500 to $3,000. The host committee also markets the workshop regionally and secures a venue, usually a university site. APME engages the accomplished trainers.
The payback is smarter, more engaged and enthusiastic journalists, journalism students and journalism educators in your region.
“It’s simply the best training ever,” said Tina Ongkeko, managing director of member services for News Media Canada and host-committee chair for four NewsTrains. “The organization, program development and execution of NewsTrains are top-notch.”
Since 2003, Associated Press Media Editors (APME) has produced 88 NewsTrains in the United States and Canada, training more than 7,300 journalists.
LEARN MORE AND APPLY AT bit.ly/HostNewsTrain.
Get a day and a half of top-notch digital training at Phoenix NewsTrain for just $85
APME’s NewsTrain is bringing affordable training in digital-journalism skills to downtown Phoenix on April 6-7.
Register for $85 for a day and a half of training in social, mobile, data, graphics, writing, open records, digital tools and more.
Sessions at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication include:
- Mining data for enterprise stories off any beat, with Cronkite’s Sarah Cohen
- 10 habits of highly effective open-records users, with the University of Arizona’s David Cuillier
- Storytelling on mobile: making smart choices, with USC’s Laura E. Davis
- Creating simple graphics for mobile, with KNXV-ABC15’s Courtland Jeffrey
- Getting your story read: maximizing and measuring social media for branding and audience engagement, with Cronkite’s Jessica Pucci
- What's missing in border and immigration coverage, with Cronkite’s Fernanda Santos
- How to write short AND well, with Santos
- Meet the best digital reporting tools, with the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting’s Jim Small and Evan Wyloge
Experience NewsTrain’s highly rated training; attendees regularly judge sessions as 4.5, with 5 as highly useful and highly effective. “All of the sessions were very direct and relevant,” said 2017 attendee Arianna Pickard of the Tulsa World. “I feel like I’m going to use a lot of what I learned to do a better job and enjoy it more.”
The rate of $85 includes two light meals. Discounted hotel rooms start at $129 a night, but you must reserve your room by March 12.
#PHXNewsTrain will be the 90th such workshop organized by the Associated Press Media Editors (APME) in collaboration with a host committee of local journalists, led in Phoenix by the Arizona Newspapers Association. APME, a nonprofit group of newsroom leaders, has sponsored NewsTrain since 2003, training more than 7,300 journalists in cities across the United States and Canada.
Questions? Email Linda Austin, NewsTrain project director.
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER: bit.ly/PhoenixNewsTrain.
2018 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference planned Sept. 11-12 in Austin, Texas
Mark your calendar! We are heading to Austin, Texas, Sept. 11-12, 2018, for the fifth annual ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference.
The Associated Press Photo Managers will once again join us.
Plan early to spend two full days next fall in one of the most creative and innovative cities in the US, the capital of Texas! We will begin on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, and conclude on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 12. It will be short, but packed with programming.
Immediately following the 2018 ASNE-APME conference will be the Online News Association conference Sept. 13-15 at the JW Marriott Austin.
We'll build on the success we had at this year's conference in Washington, D.C. A committee representing both organizations already has started planning the 2018 conference, including programming and fundraising.
You can for register the conference now by clicking here.
APME News is available online
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Meet Paula Froke: APME executive director brings experience, enthusiasm
A New Space: Dallas Morning News sets up new shop and a new culture
Social Shift: Facebook explores surfacing local news for local audiences
Award Season: Journal Sentinel wins innovation honor; award winners list
Impact in Indiana: Ball State meth project captures college innovation prize
Ideas & Ideals: Leonard Pitts urges journalists to take a strong stance
Great Ideas: Creative new features, web projects and social media tools
Welcome Aboard: APME board welcomes new members
Drone Zone: Looking to the sky for ways to enhance news coverage
Truth Seekers: Fake news, politics and reporting in the age of Trump
Miles to Go?: Speakers urge more progress in diversity coverage
The Youth Beat: Students provide sights and sounds of D.C. conference
Editors in the News: Promotions, appointments and awards
NewsTrain: Program spans the country for last three workshops of 2017
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