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|APME Update, Feb. 16, 2016|
APME UPDATE -- Feb. 16, 2016
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APME members offered 50 percent discount on Data Journalism Summit registration
APME members are invited to the Data Journalism Summit, set for Monday, April 11 at the Associated Press in NYC. The Summit is a part of Big Data for Media Week, focusing on data journalism management and strategy, and targeting delegates including editors in chief, data editors and technology editors. Among the topics at the summit include management, strategy, culture integration of data teams and newsrooms, technology, recruiting and training data practitioners. Confirmed speakers for the interactive event are from the Associated Press, Thomson Reuters, ProPublica, and award-winning data editors and experts.
For the program, go to http://www.inma.org/modules/event/2016bigdatanewyork/journalism_conference.cfm
For registration, email Eric Hutchins at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-214-864-4399. To receive a 50 percent discount, tell Eric you want the APME rate.
Second NYT editor joins trainers at NewsTrain in Lincoln, Nebraska, April 9
A second New York Times editor has joined the trainers for NewsTrain in Lincoln, Nebraska, on April 9.
He is Daniel Victor, senior staff editor and a former social media editor at the Times and also at Propublica.org. He will teach:
· maximizing your social media for personal branding and audience engagement, and
· planning for breaking news in the digital age.
Kim will teach writing for mobile and making smart choices in digital storytelling. Wynn will teach data-driven enterprise reporting.
For just $75, you can get a full day of digital training, including meals, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Competitive scholarships that cover the $75 registration fee are available for journalists, journalism educators and journalism students from diverse backgrounds. March 8 is the deadline to apply. The scholarships are funded by the APME Foundation.
Through March 12, 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.
Questions? Email NewsTrain Project Director Linda Austin at email@example.com.
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. News organizations that are members of The Associated Press are eligible to enter.
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 an APME 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/1JJ1F1H) For more information, read more here or contact Sue Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sarah Nordgren (email@example.com) at the Associated Press.
Enter the APME competition at this site: http://bit.ly/1JCHtyh
WATCHDOG REPORTING: SUMMARY OF IMPACT JOURNALISM FROM PAST WEEK
Peoria Journal Star: Police helped man find apartment used for prostitution
Modesto Bee: Turlock City Council unhampered by campaign money limits
San Francisco Chronicle: UC Berkeley tuition break almost erased
Miami Herald: A fight over Florida prison video
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Millionaire battled regulators for years
Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Cheap rates linger for leased pubic land
Chicago Tribune: Old “street files” raise question: Did cops hide evidence?
USA Today: Broken discipline tracking systems let teachers flee troubled pasts
Boston Globe: From Lynn to Louisville, GE has disputed property taxes
Oregonian: Portland’s newest park: a $15.1 million pathway to nowhere
Journal Sentinel: Officials discussed disciplining worker who released records
EDITORS IN THE NEWS: Nelson
OPEN RECORDS, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
Aid for wrongfully convicted could create open records problem
Wisconsin assembly to vote on WIAA open records proposal
Kansas lawmakers want to limit release of police video
Newspaper denied names of students ‘responsible’ for sexual violence
Brownback appeals court order to release candidate materials
Bill to close loophole in Kansas Open Records Act advances to Senate floor
Bill making body cam footage confidential sent to Kansas House
AP reporters win Polk award for seafood slavery probe
Bahrain charges, then releases 4 US journalists
Israel briefly detains Washington Post journalists
China forbids Great Famine author from taking Harvard prize
University reassigns dean after newspaper questions spending
Britain's Independent newspaper to cease print editions
Publisher of Sun Herald of Biloxi, Miss., announces retirement
Trump settles lawsuit against Univision
Reno mayor honors longtime journalist with Guy Clifton Day
Psychiatric hospital workers await firing appeals hearings
Man waves gun behind TV reporter during live broadcast
Sports costs at ESPN weigh down Disney's Force-ful quarter
New publisher named at Yakima (Wash.) Herald-Republic
IN MEMORIAM: Snead, Moore