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APME Update, April 19, 2016
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APME UPDATE --- April 19, 2016



May 6-7 -- NewsTrain in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Sept. 12-15 -- ASNE-APME Conference in Philadelphia

Sept. 30-Oct. 1 -- NewsTrain in Murfreesboro, Tennessee


GET IN THE GAME: ASNE-APME announce agenda for 2016 Leadership Conference

Leadership coaching. Newsroom transformation. Innovation in real time. And how about a little baseball?

It's time to register for the 2016 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Sept. 11-14 in downtown Philadelphia! Leading off the packed agenda is a pre-conference (pre-registration required) workshop focused on newsroom transformation. Plan to spend some time at events hosted by the Associated Press Photo Managers, which holds its annual conference in conjunction with APME and ASNE.

Conference sessions, which run Monday morning to noon Wednesday, include:

· Keynotes by leading-edge thinkers and influences, including Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron, who will speak about the transformational changes he has led in the newsroom.

· Panels and workshops on practices and tools to improve coverage and engagement, including workshop by The City University of New York’s CUNY Graduate School of Journalism to teach editors how to develop community-driven news products.

·  Award-winning journalists talking about their work.

·  APME Innovator of the Year presentations.

· Free tools for newsrooms.

· One-on-one leadership coaching by Jill Geisler, Bill Plante Chair of Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University Chicago, and Butch Ward, senior faculty at Poynter.

· Silent and live auctions offering one-of-a-kind items, such as sports tickets, vacation retreats, jewelry, autographed books and much more.

On the APPM, agenda, check speakers who are doing community photojournalism and photojournalists making documentary films. One of the speakers is Brian Cassella, a staff photographer at the Chicago Tribune, talking about his series "The Next Day," which documents the day following fatal shootings throughout Chicago.

For baseball fans, the Pittsburgh Pirates play the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Citizens Bank Park. A limited number of tickets are available, for purchase when you register for the conference.

The pre-conference workshop is an interactive event designed to help news leaders interested in making digitally focused change in their newsrooms. The Knight-Temple "Table Stakes" effort, with the participation of four metropolitan newsrooms, has defined what any newsroom must have to be “in the game” of news in the 21st century. In this workshop, those attending will hear a series of key questions that determine whether their respective newsrooms are actually, as opposed to theoretically or notionally, “in the game” now. They also will gain insight about how and why to move forward, including the kind of commitment needed to make the transition. And they will get an overview of the dozens of specific tools and techniques created in the K-T effort and how to make use of them. 

Registration for the main conference is $275 for APME and ASNE members and $375 for nonmembers. There are special rates for retired members, spouses, students and APME's Regents. Lunch tickets for Monday and Tuesday can be purchased during registration. 

Click here to register

Special note: To register for the Sunday pre-conference workshop: Email APME Executive Director Sarah Nordgren at The workshop has limited space and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to those who are registered to attend the conference. 

To book your hotel room: A terrific group rate is available at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown until Friday, Aug. 19, for only $199/night for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Make a hotel reservation online here

Questions? Please contact APME Executive Director Sarah Nordgren at or ASNE's Jiyoung Won at


Get ready for NewsTrain in Halifax!

Be there for what attendees are calling the "Best Training. Ever." There's still time to get a seat for the next NewsTrain, set for May 6-7 in beautiful Halifax, Novia Scotia. 

Learn how to maximize your social media for personal branding and audience engagement, use social media for sourcing, including verifying user-generated content, and make smart choices in digital storytelling. There's uch more -- read all about it here:

Did we mention the training is only $75? And did we mention the DISCOUNTED hotel rooms? For just C$55 a night, stay over and get some sightseeing in when the training ends.

If you can't make it to Halifax, there's another chance this year to attend in the States. NewsTrain brings 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.




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