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|APME Update, March 29, 2016|
APME UPDATE March 29, 2016
SAVE THE DATE
AP to Host Webinar on Drinking Water Story Package
The Associated Press will host a webinar on March 30 for members as it releases a story package based on an AP analysis of US EPA sampling for lead in drinking water systems. The package will move this week for use the weekend of April 9-10. A full digest will move separately.
Two embargoed data sets for customer localizations are available at the following link: http://data.ap.org/projects/2016/waterquality/
The first spreadsheet includes the roughly 1,400 water systems that reported a sample above the EPA lead limit over the past three years. The second provides data on all water systems that have been tested for lead during the past decade.
The AP is hosting the webinar, which begins at 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific, to explain the data and answer questions.
To join the session:
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the session password: ap
4. Click "Join Now".
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
To join the teleconference only:
Call-in toll-free number:1-866-235-4843 (US)
Call-in number:1-650-305-7453 (US)
Show global numbers: https://www.tcconline.com/offSite/OffSiteController.jpf?cc=6832838763
Conference Code: 683-283-8763
For questions about the project, contact AP State Government Editor Tom Verdin email@example.com
Only Six Seats Left for Lincoln NewsTrain
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.
Don't forget -- registration is also open for NewsTrain in Halifax, set for 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.
Competitive diversity scholarships, and discounted hotel rooms are still available in Halifax. Info and register for $75 at http://bit.ly/HalifaxNewsTrain.
NewsTrain brings 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
The Arizona Republic: Rich and poor left underserved by slim polling options
Arizona Daily Star: Specter of cartel-made opioid rears head in Arizona
Modesto Bee: County must account for $200 million in employee pension debt
San Francisco Chronicle: Hottest homeless trend: tiny homes
Washington Post: Cities consider paying criminals not to kill
Orlando Sentinel: Little oversight for group that promotes Florida tourism
Baltimore Sun: Court rules police could be sued for unconstitutional Taser use
Boston Globe: A pattern of profit and subpar care at Mass. nursing homes
Austin American-Statesman: Warrantless blood draws jeopardize 17 DWI cases
Austin American-Statesman: At Texas oil and gas regulator, close ties to industry
Houston Chronicle: Infrared cameras reveal pollution from oil and gas drilling
OPEN RECORDS, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
Tennessee legislation would seal police body cam footage
AG's opinion: Police agency violated open records law
Organization seeks to shield scientists from public scrutiny
Kentucky teacher appeals termination for dragging student
Prison chief wanted Walker's help to get old job back
Tennessee Legislature passes public records law
Increase in FOIA requests slows response time, governor's office says
Georgia open records advocates blast change for college sports
Seattle Times: 10 stories that stand out on Freedom of Information Day
Judge rules Missouri must name source of execution drug
University of Kansas wants newspaper funding suit dismissed
Obama calls on journalists to hold candidates accountable
CBS anchor Scott Pelley to receive Walter Cronkite Award
David Gregory joins CNN as political analyst
Virginia prosecutor to oversee dispute involving slain reporter's dad
Publisher-executive editor leaving South Jersey Times
Wrong number? Trump's TV telephone interviews in spotlight
Al-Jazeera to slash 500 jobs, many in its Qatar headquarters
Inquirer, five other newspapers, oppose AG’s bid for secrecy
Mississipi’s Sun Herald names its first woman publisher
Greatest show on Earth: The 2016 presidential campaign
Will Americans like Blendle, the iTunes for news?
Mason City publisher leaving to lead North Dakota newspaper
Baltimore Sun's building for sale
Republican Party settles with Roanoke publisher
Hulk Hogan sex-video verdict could have limited impact