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2012 sites chosen for NewsTrain workshops

Tuesday, January 10, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Laura Sellers-Earl
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The Associated Press Media Editors has selected four locations for NewsTrain workshops in 2012.

Workshops are now being planned for Phoenix, Miami, Toronto and Chapel Hill, N.C.

"We're thrilled to present another great year of NewsTrain, in four outstanding venues. APME has offered this outstanding, low-cost training for nine years, and our visit to Toronto in September will mark our third NewsTrain in Canada," said Bob Heisse, APME president and executive editor of the Centre Daily Times in State College, Pa.

NewsTrain is a national touring workshop sponsored by APME and that serves journalists in their own cities. Programs are designed to provide training in the skills newsroom leaders need in a rapidly changing media setting.

APME represents editors and news leadersat AP-member newspapers and broadcast outlets and journalism educators and student leaders in the United States and Canada.

NewsTrain programs are aimed at all levels of newsroom editors and managers, reporters, copy editors, visual journalists, and online producers. College journalism educators and student journalists are also welcome and find NewsTrain programs valuable.

Below are dates and locations for the four workshops scheduled for 2012. Plans are now taking shape and details will be added to the APME web site listing of NewsTrain workshops, including agendas, speakers, and registration.

Phoenix NewsTrain, March 22-23, 2012: Local host committee includes The Arizona Republic; Arizona Newspaper Association; the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, Arizona State University; Arizona Daily Star; Arizona Daily Sun; Nevada Press Association; Utah Press Association, and The Associated Press. The workshop will be held at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, Arizona State University.

Miami NewsTrain, May 18-19, 2012: Local host committee includes The Miami Herald; El Nuevo Herald; The Associated Press, Florida and Caribbean; The Palm Beach Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel; University of Miami School of Communication; CBS 4 News, and WLRN-91.3 FM (South Florida NPR). The workshop will be held at the University of Miami School of Communication.

Toronto NewsTrain, Sept. 13-14, 2012: Local host committee includes Metroland, Newspapers Canada, Canadian Press, Ontario Community Newspapers Association, The Toronto Star and Ryerson University. The workshop will be held at the Toronto Star Press Centre.

Chapel Hill NewsTrain, Fall 2012: Local host committee includes the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association, North Carolina Press Association and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The workshop will be held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

For more information, contact Michael Roberts, NewsTrain Project Director, mroberts.newstrain@gmail.com


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