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|APME Update, July 22, 2015|
APME UPDATE – July 22, 2015
SAVE THE DATE
Aug. 31 - Deadline for submitting Great Ideas
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
Jan. 21, 2016 - NewsTrain in Lexington, Kentucky
DORI J. MAYNARD HONORED WITH MCGRUDER DIVERSITY AWARD
Dori J. Maynard, a nationally respected journalism educator and thought leader on diversity issues, will be honored posthumously as recipient of the 15th annual Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership, awarded by the Associated Press Media Editors in partnership with the American Society of News Editors.
Maynard, 56, served as president of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. She died of lung cancer Feb. 24.
"Dori Maynard changed lives in newsrooms and communities across the country," said Alan D. Miller, APME president.
"Thousands of journalists learned to think differently, to be more inclusive, and to make sure that we represent the diversity of our communities in our news coverage and our newsrooms,” he said. “Her words will long ring in our ears, and our readers can be grateful for that. She was the epitome of diversity leadership and left us too soon. We are privileged to honor her and her legacy with the 2015 McGruder Award."
Maynard will be remembered and honored during the annual awards luncheon of the ASNE-APME conference Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
The McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership is given annually to individuals, news organizations or teams of journalists who embody the spirit of McGruder, a former executive editor of the Detroit Free Press, managing editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland and a graduate of Kent State University. McGruder died of cancer in April 2002. A past president of APME and a former member of the board of directors of ASNE, McGruder was a relentless diversity champion.
Maynard will be remembered for the numerous initiatives she championed through the years. The Maynard institute is named after her father, who was editor and then owner of The Oakland (California) Tribune. He and his daughter both were Nieman fellows.
The institute’s website remember Dori Maynard this way: “Maynard advocated tirelessly for the future of the institute and its programs, reminding all that the work of bringing the diverse voices of America into news and public discourse is more vital than ever. Under her leadership, the Institute has trained some of the top journalists in the country and helped newsrooms tell more inclusive and nuanced stories.”
She received several nominations for the McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership. Wrote Kevin Merida, managing editor of The Washington Post, “To the very end, she was a passionate warrior for diversity in journalism, committed to telling stories that had not been told—or told well—in communities of color across this nation. She had an innovator’s spirit, and an egalitarian desire to work with everyone. She wanted to change minds and hearts. She was fearless, and also someone to fear if you ran a news organization and didn’t believe that all lives matter.”
WE’RE LOOKING FOR YOUR GREAT IDEAS BY AUG. 31
Please share your best and brightest ideas for "Great Ideas of the Quarter."
Click here for a form to submit entries and upload images to accompany your idea: http://www.apme.com/?page=GreatIdeasform
All entries will be included the Great Ideas book, available at the ASNE-APME conference Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University.
WE’RE LOOKING FOR GOODIES FOR THE ASNE-APME CONFERENCE AUCTION
To donate, please fill out the 2015 pledge form: download the pledge form.
REGISTER FOR ASNE-APME CONFERENCE OCT. 16-18 AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY
The ASNE-APME conference of the nation's top editors will be held 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.
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 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.
APPLY BY OCT. 1 TO BRING NEWSTRAIN TO YOUR TOWN IN 2016
Hosting NewsTrain brings home affordable training in the skills that matter most to journalists in your area. We are seeking sites for three NewsTrains in 2016 to follow our workshop in Lexington, Kentucky, on Jan. 21.
NewsTrain staffers work closely with successful applicants and their host committee of local journalists to determine critical training needs. Then, NewsTrain finds and pays top-flight trainers to address those needs. Attendees’ $75 registration fee is retained by APME.
The host committee’s obligation includes supplying a light breakfast, lunch and snacks for either a one-day or two-day workshop attracting 100 journalists, journalism students and journalism educators. It should seek local sponsors to cover that cost, which can run $1,500 to $3,000, depending on the length of the workshop and catering costs. The host committee also markets the workshop regionally and secures a venue, usually a free or low-cost university site.
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