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APME Update, Jan. 26, 2016
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APME UPDATE -- Jan. 26, 2016  


 

SAVE THE DATE

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

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Polish your digital skills at the Lincoln, Nebraska, NewsTrain on April 9

The NewsTrain workshop in Lincoln, Nebraska, on April 9 is open for registration. For just $75, get a full day of digital training, including meals, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Sessions include:

  • maximizing your social media for personal branding and audience engagement, 
  • making smart choices in digital storytelling, 
  • planning for breaking news in the digital age, 
  • writing for mobile, and 
  • producing data-driven enterprise stories off your beat.

The first 25 to register will receive a free AP Stylebook, a $20.95 value, courtesy of Dale Leach, AP's regional director - Central.

Competitive scholarships that cover the $75 registration fee are available for journalists, journalism educators and journalism students from diverse backgrounds. The scholarships are funded by the APME Foundation.

Discounted hotel rooms -- an eight-minute walk from the workshop venue -- are available for $129 a night, plus tax.

More info and register at http://bit.ly/LincolnNewsTrain.

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Feel like a winner? Be one!

 

Entries are being accepted in the Associated Press Media Editors' Journalism Innovation Awards for 2015. The awards have a new name this year that reflects APME’s rich heritage and its focus on innovation and 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 awards honor excellence in newspapers, radio, television and digital news sites in the United States and Canada.

Deadline is March 1. 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/1JJ1F1HFor 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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WATCHDOG REPORTING: SUMMARY OF IMPACT JOURNALISM FROM PAST WEEK

 

Sacramento Bee: At Sacramento airport, birds and planes don’t mix well

San Diego Union-Tribune: Charter school growth questioned

Sun Sentinel: County mental health diversion program off to slow start

Honolulu Star Advertiser: New rule for imaging exams frustrates doctors

Chicago Tribune: Next school budget will have greater hole: $800 million

Des Moines Register: Faulty smoke detectors in third of fatal Iowa fires

Maine Sunday Telegram: The expanding effort to feed Maine’s hungry

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Food industry fights to block GMO labeling laws

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: Charter schools grow as oversight lags

Tennessean: Investigation finds inappropriate text messages

Austin American-Statesman: Agencies often fail to report threats to judges

Seattle Times: Few clergy on child-sex list ever prosecuted

Seattle Times: ‘Combat veteran’? Records fail to back state lawmaker’s claim

Read more

 

OPEN RECORDS, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

Attorney General: NDSU fundraising arm violated open records law

Board wants to hire outside lawyer for shooting records case

Lawmaker seeks to make high school athletics group more open

Top Democrat proposes changes for openness

N.J. Media Group sues Port Authority; says public records laws violated

Read more 

 

INDUSTRY NEWS

Lawmaker: Backlash on reporter registry bill made point

2 Sundance films explore a journalist's on-air suicide

Publisher of National Catholic Reporter retires

Judge agrees to narrow order over leaked information

Prosecutor ordered to pay Ohio newspaper $25K in legal fees

Post reporter released by Iran flying back to US

ABC names Raddatz co-host of 'This Week'

Judge OKs court cameras for officer accused in McDonald case

Mother of slain journalist: Hostages' return gives hope

Bill would require South Carolina journalists to register

Getting in on the joke, Univision buys stake in The Onion

Oregon's former first lady Cylvia Hayes gets journalism job

Read more

 

IN MEMORIAM: Bryan

 

 

 

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