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|APME Update, Feb. 5, 2015|
APME UPDATE – Feb. 5, 2015
SAVE THE DATE
Feb. 27 – Deadline for APME Journalism Excellence Awards
Oct. 16-18 – ASNE-APME conference at Stanford University.
DON’T DELAY: SUBMIT YOUR TOP WORK IN APME’S JOURNALISM EXCELLENCE CONTEST
The Feb. 27 deadline for the 2014 Associated Press Media Editors Journalism Excellence Awards is fast approaching.
Submit your best journalism and innovative work in 10 categories. There’s a special category for colleges and universities.
Four of the awards carry 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 entry fee for the college category is $25.
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
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.
Questions? Email NewsTrain Project Director Linda Austin.
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 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.
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Rochester Democrat & Chronicle: Speaker selection made behind closed doors
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The Record: Christie’s overseas travel funded by firms doing business with NJ
Kansas City Star: Gun-friendly Kansas on hunt for gun manufacturers
Indianapolis Star: Is vaccination rate high enough to keep out measles?
Sacramento Bee: State university using more part-time faculty than full-time profs
Los Angeles Times: California stumbles shifting care for costly patients
OPEN RECORDS, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
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Judge seals evidence in Vanderbilt rape trial
Kansas House rejects amendment on email transparency
Missouri bill would bar access to police camera footage
Lawmakers target 'golden parachutes' after college buyout
2nd lawsuit filed against Gov. Wolf seeking reinstatement of open records director
State police alter ID rule to comply with open records law
Documents shed light on marijuana licenses in Illinois
Nebraska governor releases salaries of new directors, senior staff
Illinois School board cuts $185,000 after months of closed door discussion
Pa. court delays by 1 day hearing on open records officer
Cruiser video blank in fatal deputy-involved shooting
New Mexico attorney general releases controversial audit
Push to open records on pipeline dies in Virginia House of Delegates
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Maryland court approves witholding name of 17-year-old drowning victim
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Lindsay Lohan, mother file defamation suit against Fox News
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James Brown's widow asks journalist to reveal her sources
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Obama condemns killing of Japanese journalist by IS
Video: Islamic State group beheads Japanese journalist
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IN MEMORIAM: Orlov, Wolfrom, Clark-Johnson, Brown