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|APME Update, Feb. 26, 2015|
APME UPDATE – Feb. 26, 2015
SAVE THE DATE
March 6 – New Deadline for APME Journalism Excellence Awards
May 15-16 - NewsTrain at the University of Central Florida
Oct. 15-16 - NewsTrain in Monroe, Louisiana
Oct. 16-18 – ASNE-APME conference at Stanford University
Oct. 29-30 - NewsTrain at Northern Illinois University
Nov. 13-14 - NewsTrain in Philadelphia
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 6 FOR APME’S JOURNALISM EXCELLENCE CONTEST
The deadline for submitting entries in the 2014 Associated Press Media Editors Journalism Excellence Awards has been extended to Friday, March 6.
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
For more information, contact Sally Jacobsen (firstname.lastname@example.org) at The Associated Press at 212-621-1838 or Sue Price Johnson (sue.price.johnson@ gmail.com) at 919-810-1169.
Dates Announced for 2015 NewsTrains in Florida, Louisiana, Illinois and Pennsylvania
Save these dates for NewsTrain’s cutting-edge workshops in 2015:
* Orlando: May 15-16
* Monroe: Louisiana: Oct. 15-16
* DeKalb, Illinois: Oct. 29-30
* Philadelphia: Nov. 13-14
In addition, NewsTrain will bring its low-cost training to Lexington, Kentucky, on Jan. 21, 2016.
Registration – just $75 for two full days of training – is open for the Orlando workshop at the University of Central Florida. Sessions include:
* producing enterprise stories efficiently,
* getting started with data journalism,
* maximizing your use of social media for reporting, as well as for personal branding and community engagement,
* shooting engaging smartphone video,
* planning for breaking news in the digital age,
* taking charge of your career by thinking like an entrepreneur, and
* unleashing your watchdog with beat mapping.
Agendas for the other workshops are being developed with the help of local journalists. Get notified when agendas are set and registration opens for these NewsTrains by signing up here. Or for updates, visit http://bit.ly/NewsTrain, follow us on Twitter @NewsTrain or like us at Facebook.com/NewsTrain.
NewsTrain’s low tuition 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 in Silicon Valley will emphasize our digital future.
The Sheraton Palo Alto is the conference hotel and is a short walk from the Stanford campus buildings where the conference will be held. The conference rate is $169/night.
EDITORS IN THE NEWS: March
AP: States seek alternatives for highway, bridge funding
Columbus Dispatch: Ohio’s oil-and-gas industry, court ruling linked?
Spokesman-Review: Most city workers earning above median income
Belleville News-Democrat: Some 70 percent of sex crimes not prosecuted
Los Angeles Times: County fire officials shared test questions used in hiring
Sacramento Bee: Vanishing water, fewer jobs, but still hope in Central Valley
Denver Post: Banned from 16th Street: Court orders dozens to stay away
New Haven Register: State budget far short of need for severely disabled
Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel: Condo board stuck in turmoil
Indianapolis Star: Sometimes, police seize cars, homes -- with no charges filed
Louisville Courier-Journal: Girl Scout cookie makers fear firings over OT
Kansas City Star: Questions surround economists who assess Missouri legislation
New York Times: Many watch but brutality at Rikers Island persists
Charlotte Observer: North Carolina hospitals curb suits against patients
OPEN RECORDS, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
European court backs Swiss reporters' use of hidden cameras
Arneson: Independence key to Pennsylvania open records job
Legislative proposal focuses on open records enforcement
ND Senate kills bill exempting students from open records
State shields Medicaid gift card data for most health plans
Texas teacher under investigated for alleged improper relations with student
Bill seeks to charge citizens for records inspections
Female inmate ordered to do jumping jacks during strip search
New details emerge in Florida about death of podiatrist's wife
HPD, Sheriff's Office won't release policies for body camera tests
Okla. Judge sides with City in lawsuit over Joe Mixon surveillance tape
Tenn. Legislature wants to keep insurance information secret
Proposed changes to law would allow denial of police video
Federal judge dismisses death row lawsuit
Lawmakers looking at how open records law applies to police body-cam video
CBS News releases video referenced in O'Reilly dispute
Battle Born Media acquires Sparks Tribune
Egypt postpones retrial of 2 Al-Jazeera English journalists to March 8
Al-Jazeera reporter in Egypt cites employer's 'negligence'
O'Reilly contests 'Mother Jones' article about his reporting
Company that owns Las Vegas Review-Journal sold to New Media
Yahoo seeking to harvest ad revenue from other mobile apps
Political journalist Jon Ralston returning to television
NBC weatherman Al Roker to lead workshop on meteorology
Horton new president of Brookhaven Newsmedia
IN MEMORIAM: Maynard, Stearns, Martel, Vogel