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APME Update, Jan. 29, 2015
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APME UPDATE – Jan. 29, 2015



SAVE THE DATE


Feb. 27 – Deadline for APME Journalism Excellence Awards


Oct. 16-18 – ASNE-APME conference at Stanford University.



DON’T WAIT: ENTER YOUR BEST WORK FOR APME’S JOURNALISM EXCELLENCE CONTEST


The 2014 Associated Press Media Editors Journalism Excellence Awards are open for entries for the best journalism and innovation among newspapers, radio, television and digital news sites in the United States and Canada. A special award honors innovation by colleges and universities.


The contest deadline is Friday, Feb. 27.


Four of the award categories offer monetary prizes: the Innovator of the Year Award for newspapers, the Best of Show in the Public Service Awards, the Tom Curley Sweepstakes in the First Amendment Awards and the Al Neuharth Award for Innovation in Investigative Journalism.


A new category recognizes news organizations that build close ties to their communities.


The Community Engagement award will be given to news organizations that best demonstrate the ability to provide effective dialogue with their communities and/or seek partnerships that sustain the dialogue and encourages more community dialogue.


The entry fee is $75 per entry for APME members and $100 per entry for non-members.


The awards will be presented for journalism published or launched between Jan. 1, 2014, and Dec. 31, 2014.


The awards will be presented at the joint ASNE-APME Conference Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, and are linked on the APME website. The finalists of the newspaper Innovator of the Year will make presentations at the conference, and the winner will be selected by conference attendees.


Nominations are received online only.


The website is: http://bit.ly/1vNh4Zy


For more details, please go to the APME website: www.apme.com


For more information, contact Sally Jacobsen (sjacobsen@ap.org) at The Associated Press at 212-621-1838 or Sue Price Johnson (sue.price.johnson@gmail.com) at 919-810-1169.


OTHER CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENTS


The Scripps Howard Foundation is now accepting submissions for its annual Scripps Howard Awards journalism competition, which offers $180,000 in prizes in 17 categories. Journalists whose work was distributed by U.S. media outlets online, on air or in print during 2014 are eligible. The deadline for entry is midnight Feb. 10. Winners will be announced during a webcast March 17 and honored at a gala in Denver May 21. Contest rules and an online entry form are available at www.shawards.org, where you may also access previous winning entries, the announcement webcast, and much more.


NEWSTRAIN SITES: FLORIDA, ILLINOIS, KENTUCKY, LOUISIANA, PENNSYLVANIA


APME’s NewsTrain will be traveling to DeKalb, Illinois; Monroe, Louisiana; Orlando, Florida; and Philadelphia this year.


The first workshop of 2016 is scheduled for Jan. 21 in Lexington, Kentucky. Other 2016 sites will be selected later in the year.


If you would like to be notified when dates and agendas are set for the workshops, please submit your email here.


NewsTrain’s low tuition – $75 – is made possible by donors, big and small. To help keep NewsTrain training coming to your community, please donate at the big red buttons on APME.com.


For updates on NewsTrain’s next workshops, watch http://bit.ly/NewsTrain, follow us on Twitter @NewsTrain or like us at Facebook.com/NewsTrain.


Questions? Email NewsTrain Project Director Linda Austin.



LOOKING AHEAD: ASNE-APME CONFERENCE AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Oct. 16-18

 

ASNE, APME and the Associated Press Photo Managers will hold their 2015 joint conference Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.


The conference, in the Silicon Valley, will emphasize our digital future.

 

The conference hotel is the Sheraton Palo Alto, at 625 El Camino Real, a short walk from the Stanford University campus buildings where the conference will be held. The conference rate is $169/night.

We’ll have more details soon.


FROM AP


Beat of the Week: Alonso-Zaldivar, Gillum


WATCHDOG REPORTING


Los Angeles Times: Homeless camps stretch beyond downtown LA

Washington Post: African Americans who bought homes watch wealth vanish

Miami Herald: How Bush’s sweet deal went sour

Chicago Tribune: Furniture firms shun toxic flame retardants

Detroit Free Press: GED overhaul produces tougher test, less success

Post-Crescent: Lack of punishment for sex offenders


Read more Watchdog Reporting


OPEN RECORDS, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION


Dallas Morning News: Uneven access to public information

Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

Grand jury suggests altering Pennsylvania press shield law

Bill would close loophole in Montana media shield law

AP CEO welcomes Justice Department’s revised media guidelines


Read more FOI Reporting


EDITORS IN THE NEWS: Dehli, Randall


INDUSTRY NEWS


Indiana news service plan sparks controversy

Reporters elected to congressional press panel


Read more Industry News


IN MEMORIAM: Huffman

Associated Press Media Editors

APME is a professional network, a resource for helping editors and broadcasters improve their news coverage and newsroom operations.

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