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NewsTrain announces 2011 seminars

Thursday, February 24, 2011   (0 Comments)
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NewsTrainNEW 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.

APME's NewsTrain 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.

NewsTrain @ the Newseum will be held March 17-18 in Washington, D.C.
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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.

NewsTrain @ the Newseum is coordinated by APME and the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute.

NewsTrain in the Midwest will be held April 29-30 in Madison, Wis.
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Sessions on growing mobile content, ethics and values, and making content SEO friendly highlight this two-track training program.

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:

NewsTrains are also scheduled this fall for New Jersey and California. Details will be announced soon.

"We 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.”

For 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.

"We 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 generosity.”


About APME
APME 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.

About NewsTrain

NewsTrain 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 its inception.

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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