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APME Update, April 23, 2015
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APME UPDATE – April 23, 2015


 

 

SAVE THE DATE


May 15 - Deadline for Entries for Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership


May 15 - 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

 



DEADLINES EXTENDED TO MAY 15 FOR McGRUDER AWARD AND COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANT


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, May 15.


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 Friday, May 15.

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, May 15. The grant will be awarded in June.

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JUST A FEW DISCOUNTED HOTEL ROOMS REMAIN FOR ORLANDO NEWSTRAIN MAY 15-16


Only a few discounted hotel rooms remain for the Orlando NewsTrain May 15-16.

Reserve yours here by April 24 to claim nightly hotel rates of $104-109, and get set to attend cutting-edge training at the University of Central Florida.

Registration is just $75 for two full days of high-quality training in enterprise reporting, data journalism, smartphone video, social media and more.

Your trainers are accomplished journalists with experience at media outlets including The New York Times, WESH-TV and the Detroit Free Press. They and their topics are:

  • Linda Austin, NewsTrain project director, on unleashing your watchdog with beat mapping.

  • Michelle Guido, former managing editor for WESH-TV, on planning for breaking news in the digital age.

  • Kathy Kieliszewski, visuals director for the Detroit Free Press, on shooting engaging smartphone video.

  • Ron Nixon, Washington correspondent for The New York Times, on producing enterprise stories efficiently, and getting started with data journalism.

  • Karen Workman, senior staff editor and former social strategy editor for The New York Times, on maximizing your use of social media for reporting and branding, and on taking charge of your career.

If you’re too late to snag the discounted hotel rates, please check here for other options.

In addition, registration is open for these other NewsTrain workshops, which will offer training in these skills:

  • Monroe, Louisiana, Oct. 15-16, 2015, social media, mobile newsgathering, data-driven enterprise reporting, mobile-first breaking news coverage, journalism ethics in the digital age.

  • DeKalb, Illinois, (65 miles west of Chicago) Oct. 29-30, 2015, social media, smartphone video, audience analytics, data-driven enterprise reporting, beat mapping, creative local features coverage.

  • Philadelphia, Nov. 13-14, 2015, a digital-storytelling boot camp including social media, data-driven enterprise reporting, smartphone video and photos, writing news for mobile.

  • Lexington, Kentucky, Jan. 21, 2016, social media, smartphone video, data-driven enterprise reporting.

Check the links above for information on diversity scholarships and discounted hotel rates at those NewsTrains.

For updates, follow us on Twitter @NewsTrain, or like us at Facebook.com/NewsTrain.

NewsTrain’s low tuition is made possible by donors, big and small. To help keep NewsTrain training coming to your community, please donate at the big red buttons on APME.com.

Questions? Email NewsTrain Project Director Linda Austin.



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 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.

We will have conference sessions Saturday, Oct. 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 Friday, Saturday 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.

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WATCHDOG REPORTING


Arizona Republic: Apartment complexes that pay university get ‘good neighbors’ label

Los Angeles Times: Veil of secrecy shields hospitals

Denver Post: Informant tips not always what they seem

Miami Herald: 850,000 Floridians stuck in health care limbo

Courier-Journal: Obamacare gets mixed reviews in Appalachia

Portland (Maine) Press Herald: Payday at the mill

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Youth exodus spells trouble ahead for labor force

New York Times: Sale of U.S. arms fuels the wars of Arab states

Charlotte Observer: Death highlights danger in quarries

Columbus Dispatch: Prisons hold more of the mentally ill than psychiatric hospitals

Providence Journal: One gun’s deadly path


Read more Watchdog Reporting


EDITORS IN THE NEWS:  Jenereaux, Chivers, Bell, Mowbray, Adrians, Mathews, Hunt


OPEN RECORDS, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION


Orange County Register: Food safety violations jump at restaurants

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: FDA approves five potentially harmful new diet drugs

Washington Post: FBI admits flaws in hair analysis over decades

Oklahoma Senate supports limiting access to police videos

Open Records office upholds Herald-Standard appeal for vaccination records

Judge says Notre Dame police aren’t subject to open records law

Chicago not releasing video of officer-involved shooting

Suit over Sunshine law moves into mediation

AP: Global report on state censorship

Lawyer: Washington Post reporter in Iran faces 4 charges


Read more FOI Reporting


INDUSTRY NEWS


Berkshire Hathaway buys group of small Oklahoma newspapers

Tampa Tribune owners 'exploring sale' of downtown headquarters


Read more Industry News


IN MEMORIAM: Pyle, Quayle, Bowers



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