Monthly winners will be recognized on apme.com and at the annual APME conference. Monthly winners also will be invited to compete for the annual Innovator of the Year contest, which is judged and presented at the APME conference.
"We’re pleased to take another big step in recognizing innovative work in our newsrooms,” said Bob Heisse, executive editor of the Centre Daily Times in State College, Pa., and APME vice president. "By putting a spotlight on journalism innovations monthly, we’ll acknowledge top work more often and it might spark ideas at other papers.”
The Seattle Times was named APME Innovator of the Year in 2010. Previous winners are the Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Oklahoman of Oklahoma City.