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|APME Update, Aug. 2, 2016|
APME UPDATE AUG. 2, 2016
SAVE THE DATE
Apply by Oct. 1 to bring NewsTrain to your town in 2017
You can bring the learning, morale boost and fun of a NewsTrain workshop to your town in 2017. Just put together a tentative host committee of representatives from local journalism organizations, and apply by Oct. 1 at bit.ly/HostNewsTrain.
We are looking for enthusiastic host committees who will aggressively market the workshop to members of their organizations and others. We are also looking for geographic diversity in the sites.
Successful host committees will work hand-in-glove with the NewsTrain staff over six months to plan and promote their workshops. The committee’s financial obligation includes supplying food for either a one-day or two-day workshop attracting 100. It should seek local sponsors to cover that cost, which can run $1,500 to $3,000. The host committee also markets the workshop regionally, makes copies and secures a venue, usually a free or low-cost university site.
The payback is smarter, more engaged and enthusiastic journalists, journalism students and journalism educators in your region.
“Hosting a NewsTrain gives you the opportunity to tailor high-quality training that will be accessible and affordable for your staff,” said Angie Muhs, executive editor of the State Journal-Register, and chair of the host committee for the NewsTrain in DeKalb, Illinois, in 2015. “It’s worth the investment of your time and effort.”
Questions? Email NewsTrain Project Director Linda Austin.
Application deadline Aug. 25 for diversity scholarships for Murfreesboro NewsTrain
Journalists, journalism educators and journalism students from diverse backgrounds are invited to apply for competitive diversity scholarships to attend Murfreesboro NewsTrain Sept. 30-Oct. 1.
The registration fee will be waived for successful applicants to attend two full days of digital training, including meals, at Middle Tennessee State University, 39 miles south of Nashville.
Winners are responsible for their own travel expenses; discounted rooms at $109 a night are available. The scholarships are funded by the APME Foundation.
Aug. 25 is the deadline to apply at http://bit.ly/MurfreesboroNewsTrain.
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