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APME Update, Aug. 2, 2016
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APME UPDATE       AUG. 2, 2016 

 

SAVE THE DATE

Aug. 19 -- Deadline to reserve hotel rooms for ASNE/APME Conference

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

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

Oct. 1 -- Deadline to apply to host a NewsTrain

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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.

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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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WATCHDOG REPORTING: SUMMARY OF IMPACT JOURNALISM FROM PAST WEEK

Los Angeles Times: To get help, man had to prove he was homeless

Modesto Bee: Gallo winery cashing in

Washington Post: A river of cash runs through “the Olympic Movement”

Miami Herald: One year, three Miami neighborhoods, 8,280 bullets

Des Moines Register: ‘Cliff effect’ when it comes to pay raises

Asbury Park Press: Crooks with state pensions

Sunday Maine Telegram: Charity group funded schools headed by former governor

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EDITORS IN THE NEWS: Napier-Pearce, Nash, Grieve, Webb, Snow

 

OPEN RECORDS, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION, FIRST AMENDMENT

Civil rights groups fight newsprint ban in Arkansas prisons

University of Kentucky accused of violating open meetings law at trustees dinner

AP: Snapping up cheap spy tools, nations 'monitoring everyone'

Washington Post: Reporter barred from entering Pence event

AP: Former US Attorney Santelle used card for spa, rental car

Newspaper seeks to unseal cases regarding Hinds DA

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Fayetteville Observer sold to GateHouse Media

Gatehouse announces changes at several Arkansas papers

Arkansas newspapers announce merger

Poynter: Kyle Pope to head Columbia Journalism Review

Ralph Martin named an executive at Steinman Communications

Eugene Jackson named Daily Journal publisher

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IN MEMORIAM: Jones, King, Druga

  

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