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APME Update, Feb. 23, 2016
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APME UPDATE --- FEB, 23, 2016

  

    

 

SAVE THE DATE

         

April 9 -- NewsTrain in Lincoln, Nebraska

March 11 -- Deadline for APME 2015 Journalism Innovation Awards

May 6-7 -- NewsTrain in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Sept. 12-15 -- ASNE-APME Conference in Philadelphia

Sept. 30-Oct. 1 -- NewsTrain in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Come increase your digital savvy at NewsTrain in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on May 6-7; stay for the sights

 

The NewsTrain workshop in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia, on May 6-7 is open for registration. For just $75, get two full days of digital training, including meals, in the scenic Canadian Maritimes. Sessions include:

  • maximizing your social media for personal branding and audience engagement,
  • using social media for sourcing, including verifying user-generated content,
  • making smart choices in digital storytelling,
  • planning for breaking news on multiple platforms,
  • writing for mobile, 
  • using audience analytics to get your stories read, and
  • shooting compelling news video and photos with your smartphone.

Kathy Kieliszewski, visuals director for the Detroit Free Press and four-time Emmy Award winner, will teach the video and photo sessions. Additional instructors will be named soon.

 

Competitive diversity scholarships that cover the $75 registration fee are available for journalists, journalism educators and journalism students from diverse backgrounds. The scholarships are funded by the APME Foundation.

 

Discounted hotel rooms will also be available.

 

The workshop precedes the Atlantic Journalism Awards Gala at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel at 5:30 p.m. May 7.

 

More info and register at http://bit.ly/HalifaxNewsTrain.

 

Other upcoming NewsTrains are:

·      Lincoln, Nebraska, on April 9, and

·      Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on Sept. 30-Oct. 1.

 

Apply by Oct. 1 to bring NewsTrain to your community in 2017.

 

Questions? Email Project Director Linda Austin.

 

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Time is on your side! APME contest deadline extended

 

The deadline to enter the Associated Press Media Editors' Journalism Innovation Awards for 2015 has been extended to March 11.

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.

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 (sue.price.johnson@gmail.com) or Sarah Nordgren (snordgren@ap.org) at the Associated Press. 

Enter the APME competition at this site: http://bit.ly/1JCHtyh 

 

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WATCHDOG REPORTING

 

Austin American-Statesman: Use of vast license plate database a privacy concern

Columbus Dispatch: Ohio patient records found in recycling bin

New York Times: Market for fixer-uppers traps low-income buyers

Minneapolis Star-Tribune: A sex offender ponders being set free

Boston Globe: State raises expectations, but not pay, for pre-school teachers

Indianapolis Star: Families of black homicide victims seek justice

Washington Post: Why do Metro operators keep running red lights?

Denver Post: Many schools still failing after years and millions of dollars

San Diego Union-Tribune: Superintendent got portion of charter revenue

Los Angeles Times: 2,000 suspects shot by police in six counties since 2004

Arizona Republic: Four fixes for Arizona’s child-welfare system

Read more

  

EDITORS IN THE NEWS: Lefferts, Felts, Deitz, Kern, Smith

  

OPEN RECORDS, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

Oklahoma appeals court reinstates Mixon video lawsuit

Missouri House votes to limit public access to farm data

Appeals court rules in favor of papers in open-records case

Virginia considers keeping police officer names secret

Economic Development corporation settles open-records lawsuit

Bill expanding open records law advances in Kansas Senate

Wisconsin Assembly OKs WIAA open records bill

Man ran prostitution operation at apartment obtained with 'Don't Shoot' program assistance

Read more

 

INDUSTRY NEWS

Tribune Publishing Co. replaces Jack Griffin as CEO

AP withdraws photos awarded a 3rd place in World Press Photo

Kansas editor Tommy Felts named editor and publisher of Ottawa Herald.

Casino and newspaper owner Adelson facing 49 hours of pretrial questions

AP's Mstyslav Chernov wins Royal Television Society award

Australian wins World Press Photo award for migrants image

LSU's student newspaper to consider cutting print frequency

Maureen Ater named general manager of GateHouse Ohio Media

ESPN's Berman to receive Al Neuharth journalism award

Gannett Co. posts disappointing 4Q as revenue slides

Feds want judge to deny media request for bridge case filing

Newsman Stefan Holt joining dad Lester Holt at NBC's 30 Rock

Massachusetts newspaper box washes up on shore in Wales

Lawyer: 4 US journalists charged in Bahrain leave country

Read more

 

IN MEMORIAM: Scherf

 

 

 

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