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|APME Update: Friday, Aug. 2, 2013|
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Aug. 5, 2013: Deadline for McGruder Awards for Diversity Leadership
NEW TODAY FROM APME
APME Awards: Asbury Park Press, Virgin Islands Daily News Win Top Honors
The Asbury Park (N.J.) Press and the Virgin Islands Daily News won top awards in the annual Associated Press Media Editors' Journalism Excellence Awards.
APME also said three media companies are finalists for its seventh annual Innovator of the Year, one of which was a finalist last year.
More than 30 winners were announced in the 2013 contest in the categories for media organizations. ... Read more
AP Staff Awards: SuperStorm Sandy and Terrorism in Africa Win Top Honors
Coverage of Superstorm Sandy and terrorism in Africa won awards for deadline, enterprise and state reporting from the Associated Press Media Editors association for journalism excellence by AP staffers.
"AP's New York and New Jersey staffs' coverage of the 800-mile-wide mashup called Sandy was, in a word, exceptional," the APME judges said in awarding the Deadline Reporting prize to the team that covered the storm. They said that under the worst of conditions, including their personal storm woes and risks, the staff provided up-to-the minute, authoritative coverage that was "nothing short of stellar." ... Read more
* AP Impact: Some ankle bracelet alarms go unchecked
Beat of the Week: Mouzakis
Best of the States: Caruso, Riccardi
* Defamation, false light claims dismissed against Carroll County Times
Editors in the News: Edelsten, Stinnett, Butkiewicz, Sharp, Fitzgerald
In Memoriam: Kennedy, Andrews
And Finally ... News Literacy Project Helps Students Sort Media Fact From Fiction
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