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APME UPDATE      OCT. 25, 2016

SAVE THE DATE

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

 

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APME GREAT IDEAS 2016: A Sample of the Best and Brightest 

Under Our Skin is an interactive video project that grew out of conversations at The Seattle Times about how we are covering race at a time when national and local events — the furor over police shootings, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, protests on college campuses and charged campaign rhetoric — dominate headlines.

As a news organization, we’ve covered the local events as they’ve occurred, but had a desire to probe the issues more deeply. And there have been instances when our stories have caused offense or led to misunderstandings. This project is just one effort to do things differently.

Coming together from all corners of the newsroom, a group of videographers, developers, editors, reporters, photographers and designers decided to examine 12 words and phrases that we noticed people using and interpreting very differently — terms like microaggressionsafe space and white privilege. We invited 18 people who represent a mix of ages, backgrounds and perspectives to talk about what those expressions mean to them. Those conversations, which often lasted several hours, were insightful, thought-provoking, honest, at times funny — and sometimes uncomfortable.

Thirty-one hours of video footage were woven into 12 closed-captioned videos focusing on each of the words, plus a background video on each of the 18 participants. Viewers can watch the videos in whatever order they wish. When they’re through, they are invited to share their responses.

Since the project was published, we’ve had about 650 people respond through comments and guest essays. Many others have used it in classrooms and trainings. We’ve been invited to share it at community festivals and journalism conferences, and the requests continue to come in.”

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WATCHDOG REPORTING

AP Exclusive: 'High threat' Texas border busts aren't always

AP: Bayh didn't stay overnight in Indiana condo once in 2010

Arizona Star: Cartels recruiting drug, people smugglers in bars, high schools

Washington Post: DEA slowed enforcement while opioid epidemic soared

Maine Sunday Telegram: Maine sits on millions in federal welfare grant funds

Seattle Times: Plan for megaquake “grossly inadequate,” review finds

Houston Chronicle: Schools push students out of special education

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Authorities fail to charge rapist, student fights back

Los Angeles Times: Thousands of soldiers forced to repay enlistment bonuses

Denver Post: Train design questions causing travel delays raised in 2013

Sun Sentinel: Stricter scholarship requirements hit poor, minorities

Honolulu Advertiser: Options for primary care doctors are shrinking

Des Moines Register: Iowa schools have millions of dollars they can’t spend

Courier-Journal: Yuck! Louisville still has $943M sewer problem

Maine Sunday Telegram: State doesn’t know if school employees are qualified

Orlando Sentinel: Vets find military records often embellished

New York Times: Outside money favor Clinton 2-to-1 over Trump

The Oregonian: University gained many students and a fed investigation

Austin American-Statesman: Texas’ Hispanic population underrepresented

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EDITORS IN THE NEWS: Flodin

 

OPEN RECORDS, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

Iowa board backs open records complaint, delays final action

Texts show lawmakers wanting to help Texas AG's legal woes

Iowa prosecutor dropped inquiry on Iowa State leader's plane

PERS attorneys earned $1,627 in fees in public records spat

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INDUSTRY NEWS

LSU's student newspaper to end daily publications

Anti-Trump column pulled from Liberty U student newspaper

British reporter 'Fake Sheikh' jailed for 15 months

Ex-newscaster settles suit against station, former co-anchor

Hungary deflects US concerns about declining media freedoms

Group wants charges against 3 documentary filmmakers dropped

Newspaper ordered to pay SBI agent $6 million in libel case

Video of Rolling Stone reporter discussing errors debated

Authorities: Journalists harassed at pipeline encampment

UVa administrator: Rolling Stone apologies weren't enough

New York Times positions publisher's son as his successor

Magazines now eligible for all journalism Pulitzer Prizes

AP Photographer Rodrigo Abd receives Cabot Prize

Newspaper office being sold, set to become doughnut factory

US denies telling Ecuador to cut off Assange's internet

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IN MEMORIAM: Patterson

 

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