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 APME UPDATE       MAY 26, 2016


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

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


NEWSTRAIN: Increase your digital savvy Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Tennessee

Registration is open for NewsTrain, APME’s signature training event, which is coming to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Sept. 30-Oct. 1.

For only $75, get two full days of digital training, including meals, at Middle Tennessee State University, 39 miles south of the Nashville airport.

In addition, the first 25 registrants receive a free AP Stylebook, courtesy of Adam Yeomans, regional director – South for The Associated Press.

Attendees regularly rate NewsTrain’s training as 4.5 or higher, with 5 as highly effective and highly useful. “This is the best hands-on collection of practical sessions with knowledgeable ‘in-the-field’ instructors I’ve experienced,” said reporter Kelly Shiers about the Halifax, Nova Scotia, workshop in May.

In Murfreesboro, a committee of local journalists requested the cutting-edge sessions that are planned. They include:

·      Making smart choices in digital storytelling,

·      Growing audiences with Facebook Live, Periscope, Snapchat and Instagram,

·      Using social media as powerful reporting tools,

·      Shooting shareable smartphone video,

·      Maximizing your smartphone for mobile newsgathering,

·      Writing news for mobile,

·      Creating simple graphics for mobile,

·      Editing your own writing, and

·      Producing data-driven enterprise stories off your beat.

Discounted rooms at $109 a night, plus tax, are available; the hotel offers free shuttle service to the workshop site.

Competitive diversity scholarships that cover the $75 registration fee are available for journalists, journalism educators and journalism students from diverse backgrounds. The scholarships are funded by the APME Foundation.

Find more info and register at

To be notified when the instructors for Murfreesboro NewsTrain are named, please sign up here.

Murfreesboro will be NewsTrain’s last stop in 2016. Want to bring NewsTrain to your town in 2017? Apply by Oct. 1 to host a workshop next year.

Questions? Email NewsTrain Project Director Linda Austin.



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