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APME Update, Feb. 5, 2015
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APME UPDATE – Feb. 5, 2015



Feb. 27 – Deadline for APME Journalism Excellence Awards

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


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:

For more details, please go to the APME website:

For more information, contact Sally Jacobsen ( at The Associated Press at 212-621-1838 or Sue Price Johnson ( at 919-810-1169.


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

For updates on NewsTrain’s next workshops, watch, follow us on Twitter @NewsTrain or like us at

Questions? Email NewsTrain Project Director Linda Austin.



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.



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