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APME UPDATE • JUNE 22, 2017
SAVE THE DATE
July 24, 2017: Deadline to enter to have an evening with the Austailian ambassedor at the ASNE-APME-APPM News Leadership conference. Must register for conference and three nights hotel. Details below.
July 27, 2016: Deadline to enter
Oct. 8-11, 2017: ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference, Washington, D.C.
Party with Joe Hockey, Australian ambassador to the United States, on the evening of Oct. 10 at his beautiful residence!We will have cocktails, snacks and some quality time for a Q&A and other fun, engaging conversations. This stand-up reception, limited to 80 people on a first-come, first-served basis, is open to those who are registered and made a hotel reservation for the ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Oct. 8-11 in Washington, D.C. Register soon if you want to join the crowd!
The conference, which focuses on the intersection of journalism and citizenship, will kick off on the evening of Sunday, Oct. 8, and conclude by noon Wednesday, Oct. 11. Our conference hotel is the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, at 2660 Woodley Road NW. The reception with the ambassador will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 3120 Cleveland Ave. NW, about a 15-minute walk from the Marriott.
Some highlights of the conference:
Pre-conference workshop on building trust through community engagement
From 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, this free workshop will address the role of community engagement for news organizations and how to build trust with their audiences and communities. Best practices and examples of community engagement will be incorporated. Attendees will emerge from the workshop better equipped to engage readers and strengthen trust in quality journalism.
Two lunch keynotes
Leonard Pitts Jr., Miami Herald Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, is our keynote speaker for Monday, Oct. 9. He will talk about current events in Washington.
On Tuesday, Oct. 10, we will hear from Campbell Brown, chief of news partnership and engagement at Facebook. She will discuss Facebook's relationship with news organizations, and news itself.
Diversity session on recruitment and retention
Need more diversity in your newsroom? Get quick tips from industry leaders. This panel takes a fresh look at recruiting and retaining journalists of color in the digital age. Our experts will provide insight on today's journalism graduates and talented folks with potential working in the digital space. How do we retain journalists of color who are worried about the future and are tempted to seek employment in public relations, academia and other "more stable" professions?
Centering on economic diversity, this session will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz, who calls Cleveland home; Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley; and author and political commentator J.D. Vance, who wrote "Hillbilly Elegy" about the rise of Appalachian values.
White House media relations
This session features Major Garrett, CBS News chief White House correspondent; Jeff Ballou, Al Jazeera Media Network news editor and president of the National Press Club; and Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute.
Fake news and political reporting
This session showcases Liz Spayd, The New York Times public editor; Margaret Sullivan, The Washington Post media columnist; April Ryan (invited), American Urban Radio Network White House correspondent; and DeWayne Wickham, Morgan State University journalism dean. We've also invited President Donald Trump and The Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson.
Winners of the 2017 ASNE Awards and the 2017 APME Awards will be recognized at a reception on the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 10.
To register for the main conference: The registration fee is $275 for members of ASNE and APME and $375 for nonmembers. Those who register and book their hotel rooms for at least three nights by Saturday, July 8, will be entered into a drawing for a $300 Amazon gift card. We'll draw two winners. Special rates are also available for retired members, spouses, students and APME's Regents. Lunch tickets for Monday, Oct. 9, and Tuesday, Oct. 10, can be purchased during registration.
To register for the Oct. 8 pre-conference workshop and/or the Oct. 10 reception at the Australian ambassador's residence: Email APME at firstname.lastname@example.org or, if registering with ASNE, contact Jiyoung Won at email@example.com.Both the workshop and reception have limited space and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to those who are registered to attend the conference. Those attending the reception also need to book their rooms at the Marriott.
To book your hotel room: A terrific group rate is available at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park for $249/night Friday, Oct. 6, through Wednesday, Oct. 11. Reservations must be made by 6 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 15. Make a reservation online here.
International Perspective award to bear Sally Jacobsen's name
The Associated Press Media Editors have voted to name its longstanding International Perspective award after a former longtime executive director, Sally Jacobsen, starting this year. Efforts are underway to endow this award and contributors to this effort are encouraged to apply by emailing Sarah Nordgren. Sally was an integral component to APME's current path assisting newsroom leaders, advocating for a free press and partnering with the Associated Press. She mentored many on the board and in the Associated Press and beyond.
APME President Bill Church of Gatehouse Media said, "Sally's impact on journalism, the AP and APME will be remembered through the International Perspective awards named in her honor. We miss Sally, and she won't be forgotten."
In addition to her family and her dogs, Sally's passions were international reporting and the AP Stylebook, and she shaped the current state of both profoundly. Starting with this year's honorees, the award will be renamed the "Sally Jacobsen Award for International Perspective."
The Overseas Press Club is celebrating Sally through the Sally Jacobsen Scholarship Fund, which many of us will contribute to personally. APME future President Jim Simon is a product of one of the OCP scholarships, so please help make this a sustainable endowment. you need to hear journalist speak about Sally and her amazing personality and mentorship, look here.
Linda Austin, project director for APME’s NewsTrain, is working on a project to make training in digital journalism more accessible, and she needs your help.
By June 27, please take three to five minutes to answer her survey about what you want to know about digital journalism and how you want to learn it.
You might even win $50.
This survey is the first step in her project as a 2017-18 Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellow at the University of Missouri. Her goal is to come up with the first course — of what will hopefully be many — that will lead journalists step-by-step through what they need to know in social, video, data and other digital skills.
She’s looking at teaching these digital skills to time-starved journalists by delivering bite-sized lessons on smartphones.
By June 27, please help her by responding to the survey and sharing this link – bit.ly/digijsurvey – with your newsroom to take it.
Participants will be entered in a drawing for $50 gift cards.
Thanks for your help!
Apply soon for APME’s Community Journalism Initiative for smaller news media
The sixth year of the Associated Press Media Editors’ Community Journalism Public Service Initiative continues to emphasize the important work of smaller news organizations and their impact on U.S. communities.
Because of generous grants from the Park and APME foundations, the initiative will award grants of $2,500 to two news organizations again this year to help them complete projects important to their communities. The winners will also receive an expense-paid trip to send a representative to present at the ASNE-APME-APPM News Leadership Conference Oct. 8-11 in Washington.
However, news organizations must apply by July 24 to be considered.
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