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APME Update, April 3, 2014
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APME UPDATE – April 3, 2014


SAVE THE DATE

April 4,  Early Bird Registration Ends for ASNE-APME Conference
April 7, Deadline for APME Journalism Excellence Awards
April 25-26, NewsTrain, Vancouver
Sept. 15-17, ASNE-APME Conference, Chicago

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TODAY FROM APME


DEADLINE EXTENDED: Monday, April 7, is the final deadline for APME’s Journalism Excellence Awards

There are nine categories this year:

Innovator of the Year for newspapers, Broadcast Innovator of the Year, College Innovator of the Year, Al Neuharth Award for Innovation in Investigative Journalism, Best Mobile Platform, First Amendment Awards, Public Service Awards, Digital Storytelling and International Perspective Awards.
 
Best Mobile Platform is new and will honor a news organization that produced or made significant improvements to a mobile application or platform in 2013.

Four of the categories offer monetary awards: Innovator of the Year for newspapers, Best of Show in the Public Service category, Al Neuharth Award for Innovation in Investigative Journalism and the Tom Curley Sweepstakes Award in the First Amendment category.

The awards will be presented at the ASNE/APME Conference Sept. 15-17 in Chicago, and are linked on the APME website.

To enter: https://www.omnicontests4.com/Default.aspx?comp_id=1265


EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ENDS FRIDAY

Don't miss the early bird registration for the ASNE-APME conference Sept. 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency in the heart of downtown Chicago. The Associated Press Photo Managers will also be part of the conference.

The early bird registration fee of $199 is available to members of APME and ASNE till Friday, April 4.

This will be the first joint conference of the nation's top editors. The theme: ASNE/APME 2014: Fast Forward

Lively and topical conference sessions will explore key issues newsroom leaders are tackling, showcase innovations and provide practical takeaways in such areas as improving content on mobile, increasing audience engagement and reach, and developing partnerships for greater impact.

APPM will focus on innovation and digital storytelling with workshops on multimedia storytelling, onsite sports picture editing and social media approaches. It will partner with APME for a joint session on interactive story form and how multiple layers of words and visuals play a role in the digital experience.

Other conference highlights:

* We will celebrate winners of the APME Journalism Excellence Awards and ASNE Awards at a special lunch Tuesday. On Wednesday, we will meet again for lunch with a keynote speaker. Tickets to both lunches can be purchased at registration.

* We'll party together Monday night at the opening reception and auction at the historic Tribune Tower, sponsored by the Chicago Tribune. The silent and live auctions will offer sports tickets, vacation retreats, jewelry, autographed books and much more.

Two entertainment events are offered Tuesday night. You can:

* Cruise the Chicago River and enjoy the beautiful skyline at a reception on the Mystic Blue, sponsored by the Illinois Press Association and the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors.

* Or take in a baseball game with other editors and see the Chicago Cubs play the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field.
 
We are working on organizing pre-conference workshops Monday morning, Sept. 15, and post-conference workshops Thursday, Sept. 18. Details to come.

Register now: Early bird registration is available at $199 for members of APME and ASNE until Friday, April 4. After that, the registration fee will be $250 for members of APME and ASNE and $350 for nonmembers. There are special rates for APME’s Regents, retired editors, spouses and students. Click: http://www.apme.com/event/2014convention.

Book your hotel room:
 
A block of rooms is reserved at the Hyatt Regency until Aug. 29 for only $189 per night. Make a reservation online: https://aws.passkey.com/event/10816539/owner/2135/home. Or call the hotel directly at 312-565-1234 and mention the block of rooms reserved for APME and ASNE.

For details, go to: http://www.apme.com/?page=2014Convention


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