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APME UPDATE      MAY 31, 2016 

 

SAVE THE DATE:

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

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

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KICK OFF SUMMER BY REGISTERING FOR APME THIS FALL!

Celebrate the official kickoff of summer by signing up to go to the APME/ASNE News Leadership Conference in Philadelphia, set for Sept. 11-14! It will be September before you know it.

The conference opens with an evening reception Sunday, Sept. 11, at the landmark National Constitution Center, not far from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. A pre-conference workshop focused on newsroom transformation is Sunday afternoon for a limited number of participants. Attendees will also be able to attend events hosted by the Associated Press Photo Managers, which holds its annual conference in conjunction with APME and ASNE.

Our event hotel is the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. The conference, which runs till noon Wednesday, includes:

 

· Keynotes by leading-edge thinkers and influences, including Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, 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.

 

APPM offer speakers from news organizations across the country, from those doing community photojournalism to 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.

There's lots more, including a little baseball. The registration fee is $275 for members of ASNE and APME 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.

To register for the Sunday pre-conference workshop: Email APME Executive Director Sarah Nordgren at snordgren@ap.org. 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. 

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WATCHDOG REPORTING: SUMMARY OF IMPACT JOURNALISM FROM PAST WEEK

AP: Intruders breach US airport fences about every 10 days

Los Angeles Times: Lawsuit claims company could have developed less toxic HIV drug

Hartford Courant: State pledge to repair safety net

Idaho Statesman: Device, drug firms spent $3.8M in Treasure Valley in 2014

Washington Post: The man who seduced the 7th Fleet

Des Moines Register: Critics fault oversight in inmate deaths

Lexington Herald-Leader: Lifestyles of rich and political

Boston Globe: Trump airline went from opulent liftoff to rough landing

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: Big projects, big money, big problems

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Supervisor misused Taser

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EDITORS IN THE NEWS: Davis, Chisenhall, Best, Carey

 

OPEN RECORDS, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION, FIRST AMENDMENT

Media groups continue arguing for bridge conspirator list

Prosecutors want to keep evidence confidential in Bundy case

UN committee denies credentials to press freedom group

Dallas Morning News: Texas agencies use emergency leave to keep ex-workers quiet

Denver Post: White supremacist gang conspired to kill Colorado prisons director

Pennsylvania Supreme Court says utility must release records

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INDUSTRY NEWS

New York Times: Billionaires’ growing control of news

Now Gawker has its own billionaire backer, sort of

Gawker may be looking to sell after losing Hulk Hogan case

New York Times offers buyouts to staff

Missouri Publisher Gary Berblinger to retire

Paul Huntsman to become publisher of The Salt Lake Tribune

Read More

 

IN MEMORIAM: Rathburn

 

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