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THE NEXT INDUSTRY SENSATION? APME’s 2013 ‘Great Ideas’ book seeks your best work

Saturday, June 22, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Laura Sellers-Earl
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Let the world see your new organization’s best stuff by submitting it for the Associated Press Media Editor’s 2013"Great Ideas” book.

What's a Great Idea? It can be a new concept for print or online, or a major improvement to something we do every day. This is a chance for your media organization to show off your work in the U.S. and Canada and help fellow journalists by providing ideas that might work in their markets.

It’s easy to submit and takes only a few minutes to do.

The "Great Ideas” website at allows you to submit entries and upload images that accompanies your idea.

Last year, more than 100 ideas were featured in the book and presented throughout the APME conference in Nashville.

"Let’s top that this year,” said David Arkin, co-chairman of the APME Awards/Innovator Committee. "But we need your help.”

While all of the ideas submitted are published in the book, several are highlighted at the annual conference, which will be this year in Indianapolis.

Joe Hight, co-chair of the committee, said it takes only a few minutes to input the ideas into the form. Hight, editor of The Gazette in Colorado Springs, added it’s important that news organizations help each other with ideas which could generate more readers and audience.

"News organizations are becoming increasingly innovative during these times. It’s great to see such resiliency,” he said. "You never know when your idea will become an industry sensation.”

Anyone wanting to submit an idea can do so by Aug. 15. There is no cost to submit ideas.

If you have questions, contact Arkin, GateHouse Media vice president of content & audience, at

Associated Press Media Editors

APME is a professional network, a resource for helping editors and broadcasters improve their news coverage and newsroom operations.

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