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APME Update, Aug. 12, 2015
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APME UPDATE – Aug. 12, 2015


 

 

SAVE THE DATE

Aug. 31 - Deadline for submitting Great Ideas

Oct. 1 - Deadline for applying to host a NewsTrain workshop

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


 

 

IT’S TIME TO REGISTER FOR ASNE-APME CONFERENCE OCT. 16-18 AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Data storytelling. Navigating the shifting media ethics of the digital age. Creating a real-time news desk.

 

Those are some of the topics we’ll be discussing at the ASNE-APME conference of the nation's top editors Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. The Associated Press Photo Managers is also a partner in the conference.

 

The theme for the Silicon Valley conference is 3-D: Digital, Diversity, Disruption.

 

On Friday evening, the conference will kick off with a talk on creativity by David Kelly, founder of the Institute of Design at Stanford and a creator of the Apple mouse. That will be followed by a reception where you can sip California wine with friends, listen to stand-up comedy and bid in the annual live and silent auctions of great items.

 

Highlights of some of the exciting sessions Saturday and Sunday:

 

-       Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute will start Saturday with “What’s New, What’s Next,” looking as what the future has in store for the news industry.

-       The ASNE-APME awards luncheon on Saturday will celebrate the best in journalism.

-       “The War on Science: What Journalists Need to Know” will explore later Saturday why millions of Americans reject what science says about topics like global warming.

-       “Startup Stories: What Journalists Can Learn from Silicon Valley” on Sunday will feature entrepreneurs sharing their experiences starting innovative new media ventures.

-       Davan Maharaj, editor of the Los Angeles Times, will be the keynote speaker at Sunday’s lunch.

 

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 FridaySaturday 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.

 

Contact Sally Jacobsen at Sjacobsen@ap.org or Cindy Roe at Croe@asne.org.


DON’T MISS: UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY AT STANFORD’S d.school FOR CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

Attendees at the ASNE-APME conference are being offered an exceptional opportunity by Stanford’s Institute for Design – or the d.school – which is a renowned hub for innovation at the university.

 The d.school is offering a FREE workshop Friday, Oct. 16, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – just before the start of the ASNE-APME conference – for a limited group of editors who register for the conference.

 Here’s the description of the workshop:

 1-4 p.m. Pre-conference event: Hands-on design thinking seminar

Using design thinking as a framework, workshop participants will tackle a hands-on innovation challenge. Participants will complete the workshop with an understanding of the key tenets of design thinking in the newsroom and a sense for ways they can incorporate this into their work. Limited to 50 participants who have registered for the ASNE-APME Conference. Advance sign-up required.

 

More on the d.school:

The d.school is a hub for innovators at Stanford. Students and faculty in engineering, medicine, business, law, the humanities, sciences, and education find their way here to take on the world’s messy problems together. Human values are at the heart of our collaborative approach. We focus on creating spectacularly transformative learning experiences. Along the way, our students develop a process for producing creative solutions to even the most complex challenges they tackle. This is the core of what we do.

 

In a time when there is hunger for innovation everywhere, we think our primary responsibility is to help prepare a generation of students to rise with the challenges of our times. We define what it means to be a d.school student broadly, and we support “students” of design thinking who range from kindergarteners to senior executives. Our deliberate mash-up of industry, academia and the big world beyond campus is a key to our continuing evolution.

 

Interested? Please send your name to Sally Jacobsen at APME: sjacobsen@ap.org

 

SEEKING YOUR HELP FOR THE ASNE-APME CONFERENCE AUCTION

We’re looking for vacation getaways, sports tickets, bracelets, earrings, scarves, autographed books, journalism memorabilia and more for the live and silent auctions at the joint ASNE-APME Conference Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University.

The proceeds will fund journalism initiatives. 

Please let us know as soon as possible, but no later than the end of August, about your donations.

To donate, please fill out the 2015 pledge form: download the pledge form.

Email or mail to Kim Meader at kim.meader@arizonarepublic.com, Arizona Republic, 200 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 or fax to 602-444-4374

Bob Heisse of the APME Foundation and George Stanley of ASNE are coordinating the auction. You can contact them at bob.heisse@nwi.com or gstanley@jm.com.

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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 at Stanford University.

  

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NEWSTRAIN WORKSHOPS OFFER DIGITAL TRAINING

Four NewsTrain workshops will offer training in the digital skills identified by local journalists as vital to their success.

·       Monroe, Louisiana, Oct. 15-16, 2015, social media, mobile newsgathering, data-driven enterprise reporting, mobile-first breaking news coverage, journalism ethics in the digital age.

·       DeKalb, Illinois, (65 miles west of Chicago) Oct. 29-30, 2015, social media, smartphone video, audience analytics, data-driven enterprise reporting, beat mapping, creative local features coverage.

·       Philadelphia, Nov. 13-14, 2015, a digital-storytelling boot camp including social media, data-driven enterprise reporting, smartphone video and photos, writing news for mobile.

·       Lexington, Kentucky, Jan. 21, 2016, social media, smartphone video, data-driven enterprise reporting.

Registration fee: $75.

Questions? Contact Linda Austin, project director for NewsTrain, at laustin.newstrain@gmail.com or @LindaAustin_.

 

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WATCHDOG REPORTING

Montgomery Advertiser: Church-exempt day care centers lack oversight

Arizona Republic: Hispanic, Native American children at risk in poorly installed car seats

Washington Post: Unarmed black men often victims of police gunfire

Miami Herald: Rubio truant in U.S. Senate

Chicago Sun-Times: Fat chance police will take fitness test

Denver Post: Anatomy of a VA hospital failure

Read more: http://www.apme.com/?page=WatchDog

 

OPEN RECORDS, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

AP: No Kansas reports on fetal tissue in 15 years

Kansas commission paid nearly $30,000 to settle discrimination allegation

Columbus Dispatch: Camera pursuit focused on money

Washington Post reporter charged year after Ferguson arrest

St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter recovering after attack while covering Ferguson

Report of Michigan lawmaker's efforts to hide affair prompts probe

Texas Appeals Court Reverses Gag Order in Twin Peaks Case

Judge denies news media access to sex-offender meeting in Minnesota

New Mexico commission sues to prevent publication of contract details

Read more: http://www.apme.com/?page=openrecordsFOI

 

EDITORS IN THE NEWS: Miller, Butler, Desrosiers, Huschka, Garcia

Read more: http://www.apme.com/?page=EditorsInNews

 

INDUSTRY NEWS

Stewart ends 'Daily Show' with 'moment of Zen,' Springsteen

Trial wraps up for Washington Post reporter held in Iran

Times-Shamrock selling papers in Pennsylvania, New York

Frankfort, Kentucky, newspaper to be sold

Newspaper executive named regional publisher at Florence, South Carolina

San Francisco Bay area news crews targeted by robbers

Vice digital editorial staffers join union

Idaho Statesman Publisher Mike Jung announces his departure

Read more: http://www.apme.com/?page=IBNews


IN MEMORIAM: Hyska, Swartz, Whichard

Associated Press Media Editors

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