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|APME Update, Feb. 13, 2015|
APME UPDATE – Feb. 13, 2015
SAVE THE DATE
Feb. 27 – Deadline for APME Journalism Excellence Awards
May 15-16 - NewsTrain at the University of Central Florida
Oct. 16-18 – ASNE-APME conference at Stanford University
Oct. 29-30 - NewsTrain at Northern Illinois University
TWO WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER APME’S JOURNALISM EXCELLENCE CONTEST
Feb. 27 is the deadline for submitting entries in the 2014 Associated Press Media Editors Journalism Excellence Awards.
Enter your best journalism and innovative work in 10 categories. There’s a special category for colleges and universities and a new one for news organizations that build close ties to their communities.
Four 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.
The Community Engagement award will be given to news organizations that best demonstrate the ability to provide effective dialogue with their communities.
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 COMING TO ORLANDO MAY 15-16, CHICAGO AREA OCT. 29-30
NewsTrain is bringing its affordable, high-quality training to Orlando on May 15-16 and the Chicago area on Oct. 29-30.
Sessions at the Orlando workshop, to be held at the University of Central Florida, include:
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/OrlandoNewsTrain.
The agenda for the Chicago-area workshop is still being developed with a committee of local journalists. It will be held at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, about 65 miles west of Chicago.
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.
Other NewsTrain workshops this year will be in Monroe, Louisiana, and Philadelphia, with dates to be determined.
NewsTrain will also visit Lexington, Kentucky, on Jan. 21, 2016; that agenda is still being refined.
Get notified when dates and agendas are set for any upcoming NewsTrain by signing up here.
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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Best of the States: Armstrong, Kunzelman, Caruso
Dallas Morning News: Law allows for lobbying deep in the shadows of Texas
Austin American-Statesman: Big Contracts, big data, big dollars and big mess
Akron Beacon Journal: Dispute involving court bailiff sends cases to other judges.
New York Times: Foreign wealth flows into elite New York City real estate
Newark Star Ledger: Who will treat NJ’s flood of new Medicaid patients?
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Survey: Child protection services swamped
Boston Globe: A call to cull homes threatened by the sea.
Baltimore Sun: Development boom leads to loss in school aid
Portland Press Herald: Sky rocketing tuition: Paying more but getting less
Des Moines Register: Bridge and road funding woes drive county debt
Courier-Journal: High social worker turnover leads to large caseloads
Orlando Sentinel: Battle brews over care of mentally ill
Sun Sentinel: New computer-based tests worry Florida school districts
Hartford Courant: Fired marshall’s sexual misconduct goes back 15 years
New Haven Register: Connecticut lawmakers fight affordable housing regulations
OPEN RECORDS, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
Changes to Kansas open records law proposed
Lawmakers want hearings on college severance packages
Lobbyists looped in about budget earlier than disclosed
Second Round of Amends to Open Pennsylvania Records Law Bandied About
State police now allowing anonymous requests for records
Herald-Standard attorneys seek enforcement of Open Records decision
Full disclosure: Why hide the camera's ugly truth?
Americans for Prosperity asks Kansas Senate to back lobbyist legislation
6 of 7 who killed Insure Tennessee are on state health plan
Judge won't dismiss lawsuit filed by raped prison teacher
Kansas legislation takes aim at newspaper columnist profs
Open records advocate: Citizens have tougher time than media
S.C. journalist thrust into the spotlight in dispute over James Brown’s will
Lawsuit alleges Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Cabinet violated Sunshine Law
EDITORS IN THE NEWS: Hayt, Worner, Smith, McCormack
NBC suspends anchor Brian Williams for 6 months without pay
Jon Stewart's exit as a phony newsman is a loss to real news
Quillon named publisher of Cumberland Times-News
Cody Enterprise names new publisher, editor
News Corp. tops Street 2Q forecasts
Signing set for re-release of Russellville journalist's book
Oregonian editorial board calls for governor's resignation
The Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program Details
American journalists have until March 1, 2015, to apply for a professional exchange program in Germany. Successful applicants will spend August and September living, working and reporting for their home and host news organizations from across the Atlantic.
The Arthur F. Burns Fellowships is a competitive program open to U.S., Canadian and German journalists between the age of 21-40, who are employed by a newspaper, news magazine, broadcast station, news agency or who work freelance and/or online. Applicants must have demonstrated journalistic talent and a strong interest in North American-European affairs. German language proficiency is not required, but it is encouraged.
For more information, please visit www.icfj.org/burns or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emily Schult – Program Director
International Center for Journalists