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|APME Update, April 16, 2015|
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
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 Friday, Oct. 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.
The lively and topical sessions will focus on:
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 Friday, Saturday and Sunda
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:
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
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.
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
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
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
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