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|APME Update, Jan. 5, 2016|
APME UPDATE -- JAN. 5, 2016
SAVE THE DATE
Sept. 12-15 -- ASNE-APME Conference in Philadelphia
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)
Here are the awards. Enter at http://bit.ly/1JCHtyh
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:
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!
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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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
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
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