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APME Update, April 23, 2014
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APME UPDATE – April 24, 2014


April 25-26,
NewsTrain, Vancouver
June 30, Special Membership Offer Expires
Sept. 15-17, ASNE-APME Conference, Chicago



Special offer: Join APME at our $150 rate in May and June and add another editor or broadcast news leader free.
Our 2-for-1 offer is a limited-time special good until June 30.

This is a great time to join APME and here’s why:

The Associated Press Media Editors remains the practical voice for news leaders. For the $150 cost of membership, you'll receive a substantial discount for the first joint conference with the American Society of News Editors and the Associated Press Photo Managers Sept. 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago.

But there’s more:
_ APME brings together news leaders from all sizes of news organizations, publications and broadcast stations.
_The APME board of directors has dedicated seats for small newspapers, online and broadcast.
_Programs, such as Sounding Board, help keep the lines of communication open with AP.
_Your newsroom can benefit from training that comes to you through NewsTrain and state APME organizations.
_APME is leading the First Amendment charge through its active committee work and with the help and resources of the AP.
_APME and APPM are at the forefront of the access and sports credentialing questions.
_You can get great advice from the trenches.
_Great Ideas program and the Innovator contest help to keep the ideas rolling all year long.
_APME offers a Community Journalism Public Service Initiative for small papers to help jump-start a project.
_APME has a new Career Center to help you look for and find jobs in the industry.
_For educators: Access to the newsroom and broadcast leaders who do the hiring.
_Weekly APME Update gives you the top watchdog stories, industry news and editorial job changes from around the industry and the AP.
_APME News, the magazine, offers industry insight and guidance.
_You can trade ideas and ask for advice from your peers at and on Twitter @APME.

Sign up now at:

APME and ASNE are joining forces for a live and silent auction to benefit both organizations during their joint conference Sept. 15-17 in Chicago.

An annual conference auction is a staple for APME and benefits the APME Foundation, which helps fund NewsTrain and other programs. ASNE has not had an auction in recent years but will share the stage for perhaps the biggest auction to fund journalism initiatives in recent years.

The live auction -- featuring vacation getaways and more -- will be held during the opening night reception at the Tribune Tower. A small silent auction with top items also will take place that night.

The larger silent auction -- featuring donated books, regional gifts, jewelry, sports and event tickets and more -- will be held during the days of the conference at the Hyatt Regency, the conference headquarters in downtown Chicago.

Mark your calendars and plan to take home something special from our joint 2014 conference.

How can you help now? We're looking for donations that will stand out.

To donate, download the pledge form.

Bob Heisse of the APME Foundation and George Stanley of ASNE are coordinating the auction. You can contact either of them at or

You also can contact Sally Jacobsen of APME at  and Arnie Robbins of ASNE at
Thank you for any consideration to make this auction a grand success.  


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