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|APME Update, March 15, 2016|
APME UPDATE --- MARCH 15, 2016
SAVE THE DATE
Lincoln NewsTrain Nearing Capacity; Halifax NewsTrain Open for Registration
We are nearing capacity for the NewsTrain in Lincoln, Nebraska, on April 9. Sign up today to secure your spot and avoid the waiting list.
Sessions at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln include:
· maximizing your social media for personal branding and audience engagement,
· making smart choices in digital storytelling,
· planning for breaking news in the digital age,
· writing for mobile, and
· producing data-driven enterprise stories off your beat.
Registration is also open for NewsTrain in Halifax on May 6-7. Come for the digital training and stay for the sights in scenic Nova Scotia.
Instructors for the workshop at the University of King’s College include:
· Matt Frehner, senior editor for mobile and interactive news at The Globe & Mail.
· Kathy Kieliszewski, visuals director for the Detroit Free Press and four-time Emmy Award winner.
· Daniel Victor, senior staff editor for The New York Times and a former social media editor at the Times and ProPublica.org.
Competitive diversity scholarships, and discounted hotel rooms are still available in Halifax. Info and register for $75 at http://bit.ly/HalifaxNewsTrain.
NewsTrain will also bring its digital-skills training to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Please sign up here to be notified when that program is set.
Questions? Email NewsTrain Project Director Linda Austin.
WATCHDOG REPORTING: SUMMARY OF IMPACT JOURNALISM FROM PAST WEEK
AP: Trouble remains following failed for-profit schools' revival
AP: Political spending explodes but disclosure remains hazy
AP: Walker and embattled Supreme Court justice are old acquaintances
Philadelphia Inquirer: Governor and judge have long known each other
San Francisco Chronicle: How Yosemite lost its historic names
The Denver Post: Pueblo has the highest per-capita homicide rate in Colorado
Washington Post: Does your office or house have a mouse problem?
Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Bill to shift tax burden to rich advances
Chicago Tribune: Tobacco-selling sting made $400,000 but no arrests
Des Moines Register: In sixth term, governor adopts new style: unilateral
Times-Picayune: Shooting highlights different police pursuit policies
Baltimore Sun: As college student poverty grows, so do food pantries
New Haven Register: Mobile food pantry fights campus hunger in New Haven
Las Vegas Review-Journal: DA criminal informant safeguard rarely used
Newark Star Ledger: Is that ATM safe to use? Maybe not…
New York Times: Texas candidate pushes boundary of the far right
Dallas Morning News: Dallas to evict homeless, but they’ll probably return
Houston Chronicle: A hospital’s fight gets ugly in insurance negotiations
Record: More New Jersey towns exceed 2 percent property tax limit
EDITORS IN THE NEWS: Harris, Stacy
OPEN RECORDS, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
AP: Many state legislatures exempt themselves from public-record laws
Wisconsin governor issues orders to speed record request responses
Applications show Wisconsin passed on ex-pros to replace former coach
Board can keep some secrets, attorney general's office says
Illinois Senate candidate has history of suspensions as trooper
Timeline, 911 tapes portray quick response amid rampage
New Jersey town settles public records lawsuit for $650K
Judges hear challenge to NYPD transparency in spy lawsuits
University of Wisconsin spends nearly $9 million to retain faculty stars
Group bids $45.5 million for Southern California newspapers
Breitbart reporter involved in Donald Trump incident resigns
Reporter tells police she was battered at Trump event
Reporter ordered to share notes connected to priest attacks
Lufkin News circulation director Ricks to become publisher
Gawker lawyer cross-examines media professor in Hogan trial
Brokaw to deliver Ole Miss commencement address
Mother accepts rotary award on behalf of slain journalist
Hearst Connecticut Media Group names new publisher
AP journalists recall scenes from Japan's 3-fold disaster
IN MEMORIAM: Bagdikian, Wood