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APME Update, April 16, 2015
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APME UPDATE, APRIL 16, 2015


  


 

SAVE THE DATE


April 24 - Deadline for Entries for Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership


April 24 - Deadline for Entries for the Community Journalism Public Service Grant


May 15-16 - NewsTrain at the University of Central Florida

 

Oct. 15-16 - NewsTrain in Monroe, Louisiana

 

Oct. 16-18 – ASNE-APME conference at Stanford University

 

Oct. 29-30 - NewsTrain at Northern Illinois University

 

Nov. 13-14 - NewsTrain in Philadelphia



REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR 2015 ASNE-APME CONFERENCE 

Register now for the ASNE-APME conference of the nation's top editors Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. The Associated Press Photo Managers is also a conference partner.

 

The theme for the Silicon Valley conference is 3-D: Digital, Diversity, Disruption.

 

The conference will open with an evening reception FridayOct. 16, at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center. Join your colleagues under beautiful October skies for a taste of California wine and music and an intimate conversation with David Kelley. A creator of the Apple mouse and founder of the groundbreaking d.school at Stanford, Kelley will share his thoughts on how each of us can find joy in our creative endeavors.

We will have conference sessions SaturdayOct. 17, and Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Li Ka Shing Center, part of the Stanford Medical Center. The conference hotel is the Sheraton Palo Alto at 625 El Camino Real. 

 

The lively and topical sessions will focus on:

  • Digital transformation and the innovative use of technology in the newsroom.
  • Diversity in the newsroom and in reaching new audiences.
  • First Amendment and access issues.
  • Newsroom leadership.
APPM will focus on using analytics and research to better utilize visual journalism, as well as innovative approaches to increase the impact of visual reporting.

Other highlights: 

  • We will celebrate the winners of the ASNE Awards and APME Journalism Excellence Awards at a Saturday luncheon. On Sunday, we will meet again for a special lunch. Tickets to both lunches can be purchased when you register.
  • The opening reception will also include an auction at the alumni center. The silent and live auctions will offer one-of-a-kind items, such as sports tickets, vacation retreats, jewelry, autographed books and much more. 
  • The conference will feature high-profile speakers from the tech and journalism industries. More details coming soon. 

 

Register now: The registration fee is $275 for members of ASNE and APME and $375 for nonmembers. There are special rates for retired editors, spouses, students and APME's Regents. Click here to register.  

Book your hotel room: A terrific group rate is available at the Sheraton Palo Alto until Sept. 15 for only $169/night for FridaySaturday and Sunday. Rates for Wednesday and Thursday are $329/night. Make a reservation online or call the hotel directly at 650-328-2800 and mention the block of rooms reserved for ASNE and APME.

 

Stay tuned for many more details at asne.org and apme.com. Questions? Contact Cindy Roe at Croe@asne.org or Sally Jacobsen at Sjacobsen@ap.org.


DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR NEWSTRAINS 

Journalists, journalism students and journalism educators from diverse backgrounds are invited to apply for diversity scholarships to attend NewsTrain workshops around the country.

The competitive scholarships cover each workshop’s $75 registration fee. Successful applicants are responsible for their own travel expenses.

Here are the NewsTrain workshops and some of the skills that will be taught:

  • May 15-16: Orlando: social media, smartphone video, data-driven enterprise reporting, beat mapping, mobile-first breaking-news coverage, career planning.

  • Oct. 15-16: Monroe, Louisiana: social media, mobile newsgathering, data-driven enterprise reporting, mobile-first breaking news coverage, journalism ethics in the digital age.

  • Oct. 29-30: DeKalb, Illinois (about 65 miles west of Chicago): social media, smartphone video, audience analytics, data-driven enterprise reporting, beat mapping, creative local features coverage.

  • Nov. 13-14: Philadelphia a digital-storytelling boot camp including social media, data-driven enterprise reporting, smartphone video and photos, writing news for mobile.

  • Jan. 21: Lexington, Kentucky: social media, smartphone video, data-driven enterprise reporting.

Up to five scholarships, sponsored by the APME Foundation, will be awarded for each workshop. The deadline for applications is April 22 for the Orlando workshop and one month before the other workshops.

To apply, visit the links above, and click on the diversity-scholarship application link. Applicants are also asked to email a resume and up to three work samples.

Questions? Email Linda Austin, NewsTrain project director.

 

DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR McGRUDER AWARD FOR DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP 


Enter your nominations for the award honoring individuals, news organizations or related journalistic organizations or teams of journalists who embody the spirit of Robert G. McGruder, a former executive editor of the Detroit Free Press, former managing editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, graduate of Kent State University and relentless diversity champion. McGruder died of cancer in April 2002.


The McGruder Award is sponsored by the Associated Press Media Editors and the American Society of News Editors.


Jurors will be looking for nominees who have made a significant contribution during a given year or during a number of years toward furthering diversity in news content and in recruiting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce. Announcement of the 2015 McGruder Award recipient will be made at the joint APME-ASNE conference October 16-18 in Palo Alto, California. This year’s honoree will receive $2,500 and a leadership trophy.


Who is eligible? Individuals, newsrooms or teams of journalists from U.S. news organizations or related journalism organizations are eligible. The award recognizes achievement for the past 12 months or contributions over a number of years.


What are the criteria? The Diversity Leadership Award honors an individual, a news organization or related journalism organization or a team of journalists for significant leadership in diversity through:


• Recruitment: by providing opportunities for diverse journalists to learn about news careers and to enter the news industry in internships and full-time jobs.


• Development: by offering opportunities for diverse journalists to grow in their current roles and to receive mentoring and training to advance to positions of greater authority, responsibility or expertise.


• Retention: by ensuring that journalists want to remain in the news industry by providing an inclusive work environment that offers opportunities to contribute and advance.


• Content: by reflecting a diverse community accurately and in a way that demonstrates community and industry leadership. The definition of diversity in content includes ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religious background, political bent and physical ability.


• Leadership: by inspiring a commitment to diversity and providing tools, knowledge and information that further the efforts in recruitment, development, retention and content.


Nominations can be made by individuals, news organizations, professional organizations, schools of journalism and others.


Rules for entries: Send a nomination outlining specific information about the achievements and how the nominee benefited the community, the industry and/or diverse journalists. The recommendation should include the name of the person making the nomination and contact information. You may supplement an entry with electronic clips.


Deadline: Material must be received by close of business on Friday, April 24.


Send material to:


Sally Jacobsen, email: SJacobsen@ap.org

The Associated Press

450 West 33rd Street

New York, N.Y. 10001

212-621-1838

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APME IS OFFERING ITS COMMUNITY JOURNALISM PUBLIC SERVICE GRANT

Apply for APME’s Community Journalism Public Service Initiative. Deadline is April 24.

Media companies in metropolitan areas (MSA) of 100,000 or fewer people are encouraged to apply. The winner will receive $1,000 to jump-start a public service project and a trip to the annual APME conference to present the project.

It's easy to enter: Draft a proposal of 500 words or less and include examples of how you would approach the project. It should be multiplatform, include social media and address a long-standing community issue.

Last year’s winner was the 13,000-circulation Enid (Oklahoma) News & Eagle for its community initiative "Under Pressure." Staff Writer Dale Denwalt discussed how the project unveiled that the city wasn't providing services for its poorest neighborhoods. Previous winners were The Sedalia Democrat in Missouri for "Meth at the Crossroads” and the Beaver Dam (Wisconsin) News for a series on mental illness in its community. 

The 2015 winner will present its work at the joint ASNE-APME Conference Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

To apply, go to http://www.tfaforms.com/232227 and fill out the online form.

The deadline for applications is Friday, April 24. The grant will be awarded in June.

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WATCHDOG REPORTING: SUMMARY OF IMPACT JOURNALISM FROM PAST WEEK


AP: Philly airport had 25 perimeter breaches over 11 years

AP: Baltimore police often surveil cellphones amid US secrecy

Kansas City Star: Kansas to require no permit or training to carry concealed guns

Modesto Bee: More primary care doctors needed in Stanislaus county

Washington Post: Thousands dead at hands of police, few prosecuted

Boston Globe: Courts computer system -- $75 million, 19 years, still not done

Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel: Some county taxi drivers have criminal records

Honolulu Star Advertiser: Senatore takes heat on potential conflict of interest

Louisville Courier-Journal: New plan for old pipe: Carry fracked natural gas liquids

Sacramento Bee: Suburban Roseville emerges as leader in water conservation

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: Texting tickets soar in New York

Chicago Tribune: Suburbs, schools lost millions in alleged investment fraud.

Tennessean: Senator gets testy over has state health insurance

 

Read more Watchdog Reporting



OPEN RECORDS, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION


Florida Senate considers shielding video from police body cameras

Purdue spent $320K in discrimination lawsuits

Emails show Iowa corrections chief, consultant were friendly

Wisconsin DNR disciplined 20 workers in 2014

Former Glasgow, Ky., police chief receives reprimands

Judge says Oklahoma must explain Lockett record blanks

Inspection found no problem at Oklahoma ice cream plant

Man's family seeks release of fatal shooting video

Court blocks group's plea for radioactivity data on Marcellus Shale drilling

ND Legislature exempts body camera images from public record

Texas coaches swear, in testimony, they share play calling

Budget uncertainty cost university two top medical research candidates

County refuses to release ambulance rating documents

City officials, lawmakers to get sunshine law training

Russell County commission in Georgia votes to waive charges for public information

Gov. Walker's office considered giving mine lobbyist DNR job

Macon, Ga., man accepts $7,500 to settle police brutality claim

 

Read Open Records news


INDUSTRY NEWS


CBS political director John Dickerson new Sunday show host

Report: US reporter held in Iran facing 'espionage' charges

Reporters in Tennessee may need permission to use laptop, phone in court

Reporter subpoenaed to testify, give notes in murder case

Canadian media giant Bell Media president leaving

French network's broadcasts hacked by group claiming IS ties

TV station must take stand or banned from Hernandez trial

CBS newsman Schieffer: Important to leave while still ahead

Veteran CBS newsman Bob Schieffer to retire this summer

AP opens exhibit of Vietnam photos in London

First Amendment lawyer named co-director of Yale clinic

University of Colorado hires Marquette educator for new media program

Official: Iran court to hear Post reporter's case 'on turn'

ABC breaks NBC's winning streak in evening news

US court OKs Larry Flynt's push for Missouri execution info

 

Read Industry News


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