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|APME Update, March 1, 2016|
APME UPDATE -- March 1, 2016
SAVE THE DATE
APME Contest deadline is March 11 -- Enter today!
Win the recognition your hard work deserves!
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 (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
Des Moines Register: Corporate-owned Medicaid clinics come to Iowa
Sun Sentinel: Cop who ran names for bounty hunter fired
Sacramento Bee: City considers Seattle’s tent cities solution for homeless
Miami Herald: 16 dogs, 12 frozen cats, 1 decrepit group home
Atlanta-Journal Constitution: Inmate serves life despite DNA evidence
Chicago Tribune: Police mood appears to hit low after video fallout
Courier-Journal: What’s behind Louisville’s worst homicide tally in 36 years?
Times-Picayune: Contractors urged not to remove Confederate monuments
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis’ stubborn lead poisoning problem
Baltimore Sun: Advocates: Lead paint industry should be held accountable
The Oregonian: Portland’s toxic air: Will young families have to leave?
EDITORS IN THE NEWS: Casey, O'Briant, Kleppinger
OPEN RECORDS, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
University of Iowa police leader refused to stop for deputy
Panel kills bill that sought to make police names secret
Oklahoma judge won't release video in Mixon assault case
Colorado Senate panel defeats 21st century open records bill
ESPN's quest for Notre Dame police records goes before court
Records show firm with Beshear ties won last-day contract
Utah House approves bill limiting public access to school district records
At Christie news conference, he chooses the questions
Hugh Hefner continues to back Chicago high school newspaper
Neuharth Award to live on, but with different format
Trump wants to weaken libel laws amid feuds with reporters
Media: Government has no reason to shield bridge case list
UK police shut probe into journalists paying for data
Univ. of Missouri fires instructor after student run-ins
Editor sues Missoulian, owner claiming wrongful discharge
Bill to end newspaper notice requirement fails in Tennessee Senate
News anchor leaves job as trial of congressman-spouse looms
Former reporter of the Munster, Ind., Times subject of new Tina Fey movie
IN MEMORIAM: Phillips, West, Kershaw, Shilling