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APME Update, May 27, 2015
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APME UPDATE – May 27, 2015






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





We need your help: APME and ASNE are combining forces for a live and silent auction to benefit both organizations during their joint conference Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

Proceeds from the auction will fund journalism initiatives.

The live auction - featuring vacation getaways, sports tickets and more - will be held during the opening night reception at the Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center on the Stanford campus. 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 conference at the Li Ka Shin Center, the conference headquarters on the Stanford campus.

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

To donate, please fill out the 2015 pledge form: download the pledge form. Email or mail to Kim Meader at, Arizona Republic, 200 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 or fax to  602-444-4374

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

Thank you for any consideration to make this auction a grand success.  


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 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 and Questions? Contact Cindy Roe at or Sally Jacobsen at


Diversity Scholarships Available for NewsTrain Workshops

Journalists, journalism students and journalism educators from diverse backgrounds are invited to apply for 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; discounted hotel rates are available.

Here are the NewsTrain workshops and some of the skills that will be taught:

  • 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.

Up to five scholarships will be awarded for each workshop. The deadline for applications is usually one month before the workshop.

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? Contact Linda Austin, NewsTrain project director, at or @LindaAustin_.



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