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APME Update, Jan. 5, 2016
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 APME UPDATE -- JAN. 5, 2016

  

 

SAVE THE DATE

Jan. 21 -- NewsTrain in Lexington, Ky

April 9 -- NewsTrain in Lincoln, Nebraska

May 6-7 -- NewsTrain in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Sept. 12-15 -- ASNE-APME Conference in Philadelphia

Fall TBA -- NewsTrain in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES! APME ANNOUNCES JOURNALISM INNOVATION AWARDS FOR 2015

 

The Associated Press Media Editors is now accepting entries to the Journalism Innovation Awards for 2015, honoring excellence in newspapers, radio, television and digital news sites in the United States and Canada.


This year, the awards have a new name – emphasizing innovation – that reflects APME’s rich heritage and its focus on the future. APME is an industry leader in empowering journalists to thrive in a rapidly changing environment, through NewsTrain workshops, national reporting projects, campus mentoring programs, and annual conferences. It is at the forefront in promoting freedom of information, diversity and community engagement.

The annual awards recognize journalism that successfully combines fundamental excellence with forward-looking innovation. The deadline for entries is March 1, 2016.

Eligible work must have been posted, published or launched between Jan. 1, 2015, and Dec. 31, 2015. News organizations can submit the same entry in up to two categories. The fee is $75 per entry for APME members and $100 per entry for non-APME members. The fee is $25 per entry for the Innovator of the Year for College Students. To see if you or your organization is a member, please go to http://www.apme.com/search (If you are not yet an APME member, you may join at this site: http://bit.ly/1JJ1F1H)

 

For more information, read more here or contact Sue Johnson (sue.price.johnson@gmail.com) or Sarah Nordgren (snordgren@ap.org) at the Associated Press. 

Here are the awardsEnter at http://bit.ly/1JCHtyh 

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NEWSTRAIN NEWS: STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR LEXINGTON (AND WIN A PRIZE!)

 

Hit the ground running for 2016. For just $75, get a full day of digital training at APME’s NewsTrain workshop in Lexington, Kentucky, on Jan. 21. Sessions include:

  • maximizing social media for branding and reporting,
  • getting started with data-driven enterprise reporting, and 
  • shooting compelling smartphone video. 

Trainers include:

  • Daniel Victor, senior staff editor of The New York Times; 
  • Kathy Kieliszewski, visuals director of the Detroit Free Press; and 
  • Linda J. Johnson, former computer-assisted reporting coordinator for the Lexington Herald-Leader. 

For those who sign up by MONDAY, Jan. 11 -- You will be entered in a drawing for one of five 16-by-20 prints of an iconic AP photo of your choice, suitable for framing. This offer -- a $101 retail value -- is courtesy of Adam Yeomans, AP's regional director - South.

For more info and to register -- bit.ly/LexingtonNewsTrain.

Can't make Lexington? Fear not. APME’s NewsTrain will bring its high-quality, affordable training to Nebraska, Nova Scotia and Tennessee this year! More information on these events to come!

 April 9 in Lincoln, Nebraska
 May 6-7 in Halifax, Nova Scotia
 A fall date in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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SAVE THE DATES FOR ASNE-APME 2016

ASNE and APME are going back east for 2016! Plan early to spend a few days next fall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's largest city, known for its rich history.

Please save these dates: Sunday, Sept. 11 - Wednesday, Sept. 14. We'll kick off with a Sunday-evening reception and continue until Wednesday late morning. The Associated Press Photo Managers will once again join us.

We have a terrific nightly rate of $199 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, at 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19107. 

We'll build on the success we had at this year's ASNE-APME conference Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. A committee representing both organizations already has started planning the 2016 conference, including programming and fundraising.

Mark your calendar now! We'll have more details soon on conference registration and booking a room. 

 

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WATCHDOG REPORTING

Denver Post: Marijuana-related businesses thrive in low-income neighborhoods

Kansas City Star: Police killings under the spotlight

Santa Fe New Mexican: A history of innovation and dysfunction at Los Alamos

Washington Post: Police fatally shoot nearly 1,000 in 2015

Seattle Times: Buffett-owned company exploits minorities

Los Angeles Times: U.S. Missile Defense Agency burned through cash

Sacramento Bee: California black market surges for ‘ghost guns’

Louisville Courier-Journal: Cancer kills Kentuckians at highest rate

Star-Ledger: Special report details New Jersey’s herointown

Austin (Texas) American-Statesman: Drug court shuts out disadvantaged groups

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EDITORS IN THE NEWS

Payne, Shetler

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OPEN RECORDS, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION, FIRST AMENDMENT

AP Investigation: US power grid vulnerable to foreign hacks

Newly released emails reveal coordination after teen's death

Newspaper: Iowa's body camera rules fall short of standards

Oklahoma city manager’s termination discussed in email

West Virginia official to unveil records requests website

Oklahoma school officials collected thousands in additional pay

US military to limit media access to Guantanamo Bay prison

News outlets seek release of clinic shooting documents

University cites privacy for redaction of hazing information

Utah media lawyers say GOP lawmakers break the law with closed caucuses

Read more

 

INDUSTRY NEWS

CPJ Report: 69 journalists died on the job in 2015

Lee Enterprises prepares leadership transition

Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary purchases Virginia newspaper

Las Vegas newspaper sold to GOP supporter Adelson

Four Kentucky newspapers being sold next month

Trib Total Media closing 2 western Pennsylvania newspapers

Jim Perry named publisher at Harrison (Arkansas) Daily Times

Braton named publisher of Globe Gazette, North Iowa papers

Publisher of family owned Vermont newspapers stepping down

Henderson named publisher of the Las Cruces Sun-News

Two Alaska newspapers sold to foundation

 Read more

 

IN MEMORIAM

Anderson, Willis, Scripps Woods, Lang, Carroll, Waggoner

Read more

 

 

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