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Join Your Colleagues at APME/ASNE News Leadership Conference in Philly

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Register now for the 2016 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Sept. 11-14 in downtown Philadelphia. The conference opens with an evening reception Sunday, Sept. 11, at the landmark National Constitution Center, at 525 Arch St., just blocks from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.

A pre-conference workshop focused on newsroom transformation is Sunday afternoon for a limited number of participants. Attendees will also be able to attend events hosted by the Associated Press Photo Managers, which holds its annual conference in conjunction with APME and ASNE.

Our event hotel is the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, at 1201 Market St. Conference sessions begin there Monday morning and conclude by noon Wednesday.

The conference includes:

Two preconference workshops are Sunday afternoon. One is focused on newsroom transformation for a limited number of participants. The other features trainers from Google Labs. Attendees will also be able to attend events hosted by the Associated Press Photo Managers, which will be holding its annual conference in conjunction with ASNE and APME for the third year in a row.

Our event hotel is the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, at 1201 Market St. Conference sessions will begin there Monday morning and conclude by noon Wednesday.

  • Keynotes by leading-edge thinkers and influencers, including Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, who will speak about the transformational changes he has led in the newsroom.
  • Panels and workshops on practices and tools to improve coverage and engagement, including workshop by The City University of New York's CUNY Graduate School of Journalism to teach editors how to develop community-driven news products.
  • Award-winning journalists talking about their work.
  • APME Innovator of the Year presentations.
  • Free tools for newsrooms.
  • Silent auctions offering one-of-a-kind items, such as sports tickets, vacation retreats, jewelry, autographed books and much more.

 See full schedule.

APPM will have speakers from news organizations across the country, from those doing community photojournalism to photojournalists making documentary films. One of the speakers will be Brian Cassella, a staff photographer at the Chicago Tribune. He will talk about his series "The Next Day," which documents the day following fatal shootings throughout Chicago. 

For baseball fans:
the Pittsburgh Pirates play the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Citizens Bank Park. A limited number of tickets are available, which you will need to purchase when you register for the conference.

To book your hotel room:
A terrific group rate is available at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown until Friday, Aug. 19, for only $199/night for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Make a reservation online here.

Sunday workshops:

Tools and Techniques for Digital Success: Lessons from the Knight-Temple "Table Stakes" Project
Find out whether your newsroom is truly digital first and positioned to compete for audiences during this pre conference workshop focused on what it takes to be "in the game of news" in the 21st century. Join project leader Douglas K. Smith and leaders from the four participating newsrooms to learn key questions you should be asking about your newsroom operation and culture; what kind of commitment is needed to transition; and how to use tools and techniques created during the project.
Advance sign-up required. T
o register for the Sunday preconference workshops: Email ASNE Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won at

• Google Tools for Your Newsrooms
Learn about all of the free Google tools that can help your newsroom build interactive charts, maps, visualizations and more. Tools covered include Google Trends, Fusion Tables, MyMaps, Earth, Moon, Google Translate and more. Google also can provide free training in your newsroom. Session materials can be found at: labs/ Advance sign-up required with APME Executive Director Sarah Nordren at

The workshops have limited space and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to those who are registered to attend the conference.

To register for the main conference: The registration fee is $275 for members of ASNE and APME and $375 for nonmembers. There are special rates for retired members, spouses, students and APME's Regents. Lunch tickets for Monday and Tuesday can be purchased during registration as can tickets to the Pirates vs. Phillies baseball game Tuesday night.

Click here to register for the conference.

1. Block of hotel rooms has expired but ...
Our secured block of hotel rooms at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, at 1201 Market St., has expired. However, we have a limited number of reserved rooms at the $199/night group rate for SundayMonday and Tuesday, Sept. 11-13. If you're attending the conference and need to book your room, then please contact ASNE Senior Information Specialist Megan Schumacher at with your arrival and departure dates. 

Questions? Please contact APME Executive Director Sarah Nordgren at or ASNE's Jiyoung Won at


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