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APME Update, March 13, 2014
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APME UPDATE – March 13, 2014


March 31, Deadline for APME Journalism Excellence Awards
April 25-26, NewsTrain, Vancouver
Sept. 15-17, ASNE-APME Conference, Chicago




Sunshine Week is next week and APME has a special page devoted to stories and editorials contributed by member newspapers about efforts to gain access to government at all levels in their communities.

Read here for the roundup:

APME is also offering a forum to share FOI challenges and ideas on the Sunshine Week:

Don’t Wait: Enter APME’s Journalism Excellence Awards

The deadline to enter APME’s awards is Monday, March 31.

A new category has been added: Best Mobile Platform to honor a news organization that produced or made significant improvements to a mobile application or platform in 2013.
Four of the categories in the contest offer monetary awards: the Seventh Annual Innovator of the Year Award for newspapers, the Best of Show in the Public Service Awards, the Fourth Annual Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism and the Tom Curley Sweepstakes Award in the First Amendment Awards.
The awards will be presented at the ASNE/APME Conference Sept. 15-17 in Chicago.
To enter, go to:

APME Career Center for Job Postings and Job-Seekers

The APME Career Center is free and focused on journalism.

Visit to post open positions. No login is required. APME will help drive traffic to your listings through social media, our weekly APME Update email and more.

If you are looking for a new career opportunity, get a free Job Seeker account or login with your APME member account, fill out your profile and upload your resume. You can also sign up for notifications of relevant new positions in your areas of interest.

This is a new feature for, so if you have suggestions or encounter trouble, please contact Laura Sellers at


Beat of the Week: Wong

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Portland Press Herald: Maine overhauling child care licensing
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Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: Audits slam oversight of school renovation
Columbus Dispatch: Reading test not needed for third graders with vouchers

Read more Watchdog Reporting


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Nashville schools to lift social media ban
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Kunerth leaves as Fairbanks News-Miner publisher
At 50, landmark libel case relevant in digital age
Controversy marks Newsweek's comeback
Award-winning editor to lead UT journalism school
Bill Whitaker joins '60 Minutes' cast
Arizona House kills public notice newspaper bill
3 Oregon TV stations sold to Atlanta partnership
Dave Hedge stepping down as Abilene publisher
Rebekah Brooks denies covering up tabloid hacking
Riley named new publisher of Spartanburg newspaper
Newsweek to use Slovak Piano paywall
Fusion cuts Ramos' nightly newscast to weekly
Court: LA judge wrong to open juvenile hearings
Walker retires as publisher of Daily Southerner
Groton Connecticut schools chief restricts media access

Read more Industry & Business News

EDITORS IN THE NEWS:  Johnson, Klepper, Bhatia

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Fowler, Whorton

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