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Join us Sept. 11-14 in Philadelphia

Our News Leadership Conference with ASNE has a lot to offer (see below). Sign up today to join us. See you soon!

Two free pre-conference workshops. Yes, they are free!

1. Tools and Techniques for Digital Success: Lessons from the Knight-Temple "Table Stakes" Project

From 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, 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.

2. Google Tools for Your Newsrooms

From 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, learn about all of the free Google tools that can help your newsroom build interactive charts, maps, visualizations and more. Tools covered will 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 here.

Both workshops, which require advance registration, are free to those registered to attend the conference. The "Table Stakes" workshop has limited space and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Google workshop has no limit on audience size.

To sign up for either workshop, email APME Executive Director Sarah Nordgren at

Reminder: Make your hotel reservations by Aug. 19
Book your hotel rooms by Aug. 19 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, our conference hotel, at 1201 Market St. Rooms in our reserved block has a nightly rate of $199 for Sunday, Sept. 11, through Wednesday, Sept. 14.

All conference sessions, except for the opening reception Sunday, Sept. 11, will take place at the Marriott.

Opening party with Benjamin Franklin

Meet and chat with "Benjamin Franklin" at the opening reception at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the National Constitution Center (525 Arch St.). Ralph Archbold, known as the official Ben Franklin for Philly, will join the crowd and offer advice on running a newspaper. Archbold has been impersonating Franklin since 1973, and interestingly enough, he was born on Franklin's birthday.

Enjoy the cocktails and South Philly favorites from Italian meats and cheeses to grilled vegetable skewers to cheese steaks to chicken cutlet sandwiches to Italian hoagies and much more. A popular Philly jazz quartet, featuring Tanqueray Hayward, one of the city's top jazz vocalists, will entertain throughout the evening.

How to lead a product-focused newsroom

Plan tGreg OsbergJeff Jarviso attend this two-hour, hands-on session Monday, Sept. 12, on how newsroom leaders can learn to focus on and develop new products that will resonate with their audiences! Learn how to engage with your audience, use human-centered design skills to plan products with them in mind and move into product development. Led by Jeff Jarvis, director of the Tow Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at The City University of New York's CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and Greg Osberg, former CEO of Philadelphia Media Network.

The minority newsroom experience

Race relations remain a significant and divisive topic in contemporary America. What, if anything, has changed for minority journalists who cover race issues? Why do some minority journalists feel uncomfortable in their own newsroom? Come listen to a panel of well-known journalists from wide-ranging perspectives discuss the state of newsroom diversity and race-driven coverage. Moderated by Ronnie Agnew, executive director, Mississippi Public Broadcasting. Confirmed panelists: Tyler Ricky Tynes, race and sports reporter, SB Nation at Vox Media; and Doris Truong, weekend homepage editor, The Washington Post, and former president, Asian American Journalists Association.

Registration and hotel

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, our conference hotel, at 1201 Market St.All conference sessions, except for the opening reception, will take place at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, our conference hotel, at 1201 Market St. (See full schedule.)

Registration is $275 for members of APME, APPM, ASNE and $375 for nonmembers. Lunch tickets are $40 each for Tuesday and Wednesday, and a limited number of tickets are available for the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies baseball game at 7:05 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 13. Tickets can be purchased for $32 when you register for the conference.

Deadline to make hotel reservations is Aug. 19. Rooms in our reserved block at the Marriott has a nightly rate of $199 for Sunday, Sept. 11, through Wednesday, Sept. 14.


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