NewsTrain announces 2011 seminars
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Posted by: Jack Lail
YORK CITY — Today's journalists will learn relevant skills they can
put to immediate use from two upcoming NewsTrain programs sponsored
by the Associated Press Managing Editors.
provides low-cost regional training to help frontline editors become
more effective leaders in print and online news operations of all
sizes. Nationally recognized trainers offer practical advice and
proven management techniques that editors can use on the job right
away. More than 5,000 journalists have attended NewsTrain since its
inception seven years ago.
@ the Newseum
will be held March 17-18 in Washington, D.C.
Sessions on watchdog reporting in the digital age and creating
content across platforms will highlight two training tracks running
over two days at the Newseum in downtown Washington.
the Newseum is coordinated by APME and the Freedom Forum Diversity
in the Midwest
will be held April 29-30 in Madison, Wis.
Sessions on growing mobile content, ethics and values, and
making content SEO friendly highlight this two-track training
NewsTrain in the Midwest is being coordinated by a host
of state newspapers and organizations.
A low $50 registration
fee covers attendance for either or both days at a NewsTrain. For
more information go to: http://www.apme.com/?page=Workshops
NewsTrains are also scheduled this fall for New Jersey and
California. Details will be announced soon.
have a great group of host sites lined up for 2011, and we are
thrilled to be kicking off the year at the Newseum in March,” said
APME President Hollis R. Towns. "The opportunity to take in a
NewsTrain at such a unique location will be a real pleasure.”
2011, NewsTrain’s funding was provided by Ethics & Excellence
Journalism Foundation, The Associated Press, the Gannett Foundation,
GateHouse Media Inc., Athlon Sports Media, the Scripps Howard
Foundation, Verve Wireless, Zope Corp. and the APME Foundation.
want to sincerely thank our many funders for helping us continue the
important work of NewsTrain in 2011,” said Brad Dennison, chair of
APME’s NewsTrain Committee. "Hundreds more journalists across the
country will have access to cutting-edge training because of their
is an association of editors at newspapers in the United States and
Canada. It works closely with The Associated Press to foster
journalism excellence and to support a national network for the
training and development of editors who will run multimedia newsrooms
in the 21st Century. Any person who is the editor, executive editor
or managing editor, or holds any other title that provides for senior
responsibilities for the news, online or editorial staffs of a member
newspaper, is eligible for membership.
is a seven-year-old program of APME provides low-cost regional
training for news leaders in rapidly changing digital newsrooms.
NewsTrain has provided leadership and journalism skills to more than
5,000 editors and journalists in the United States and Canada since