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|APME Update, Aug. 16, 2016|
APME UPDATE AUG. 16, 2016
SAVE THE DATE:
Join Your Colleagues at APME/ASNE News Leadership Conference in Philly
Register today for the 2016 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Sept. 11-14 in downtown Philadelphia. The conference opens with an evening reception Sunday, Sept. 11, at the landmarkNational Constitution Center, at 525 Arch St., just blocks from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
A pre-conference workshop focused on newsroom transformation is Sunday afternoon for a limited number of participants. Attendees will also be able to attend events hosted by the Associated Press Photo Managers, which holds its annual conference in conjunction with APME and ASNE.
Our event hotel is the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, at 1201 Market St. Conference sessions begin there Monday morning and conclude by noon Wednesday.
The conference includes:
Two preconference workshops on Sunday afternoon. One is focused on newsroom transformation for a limited number of participants. The other features trainers from Google Labs. Attendees will also be able to attend events hosted by the Associated Press Photo Managers, which will be holding its annual conference in conjunction with ASNE and APME for the third year in a row.
Our event hotel is the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, at 1201 Market St. Conference sessions will begin there Monday morning and conclude by noon Wednesday.
APPM will have speakers from news organizations across the country, from those doing community photojournalism to photojournalists making documentary films. One of the speakers will be Brian Cassella, a staff photographer at the Chicago Tribune. He will talk about his series "The Next Day," which documents the day following fatal shootings throughout Chicago.
For baseball fans:
the Pittsburgh Pirates play the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Citizens Bank Park. A limited number of tickets are available, which you will need to purchase when you register for the conference.
To book your hotel room:
A terrific group rate is available at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown until Friday, Aug. 19, for only $199/night for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Make a reservation online here.
• Tools and Techniques for Digital Success: Lessons from the Knight-Temple "Table Stakes" Project
• Google Tools for Your Newsrooms
The workshops have limited space and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to those who are registered to attend the conference.
To register for the main conference: The registration fee is $275 for members of ASNE and APME and $375 for nonmembers. There are special rates for retired members, spouses, students and APME's Regents. Lunch tickets for Monday and Tuesday can be purchased during registration as can tickets to the Pirates vs. Phillies baseball game Tuesday night.
ASNE/APME CONFERENCE: Vote for new APME Board Members
Attention dues-current APME members: Here's the proposed slate for the 2017 APME Board of Directors, including bios and photos. Members in good standing are invited to approve or deny the slate, and request nominations for any position or our two unexpired one-year terms.
Voting ends at the Philadelphia APME-ASNE News Leadership Conference in Philadelphia, Sept. 11-14.
Diversity-scholarship, other deadlines approach for NewsTrain
Aug. 25 is the deadline to apply for diversity scholarships to attend Murfreesboro NewsTrain Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Journalists, journalism students and journalism educators from diverse backgrounds are invited to compete. Successful applicants will have their registration fee waived, courtesy of the APME Foundation.
NewsTrain will be at Middle Tennessee State University, 39 miles south of Nashville, for two full days of digital training in social, data, video and mobile by top journalists. Attendees regularly rate NewsTrain’s training as 4.5 or higher, with 5 as highly effective and useful.
Other upcoming deadlines include:
· Sept. 1 for early-bird registration of $75. On Sept. 2, the rate goes to $85 for everyone except students, for whom it remains $75.
· Sept. 1 for the $109 discounted room rate at a hotel offering a free shuttle to the Murfreesboro workshop site.
· Oct. 1 to apply to bring the learning, morale boost and fun of a NewsTrain to your town in 2017. Form a tentative committee of representatives from local journalism organizations and apply atbit.ly/HostNewsTrain.
Murfreesboro is NewsTrain’s last stop in 2016. Slides and handouts from recent NewsTrains can be accessed at slideshare.net/newstrain.
WATCHDOG REPORTING: SUMMARY OF IMPACT JOURNALISM FROM PAST WEEK
Los Angeles Times: LA fixes mediocre streets, leaving rest to crumble
Washington Post: Millennial voters see 2016 as a bad joke
Orlando Sentinel: Gun dealers face minimal oversight
Wichita Eagle: Lax regulation leads to deadly day care
Kansas City Star: Water slide is example of too much, too fast
New York Times: How the president came to embrace executive power
Oregonian: Wildfire catastrophe
Philadelphia Inquirer: Why your train is late
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Landlords hide behind perpetual bankruptcy
EDITORS IN THE NEWS: Beer, Prast
OPEN RECORDS, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION, FIRST AMENDMENT
Borough of Gettysburg must release report
Adams Publishing Group to buy ECM Publishers
Arianna Huffington signs off at The Huffington Post
Will Bourne leaving The Village Voice
Vermont dailies sold to owner of Portland Press Herald
Florida journalists form union at The Ledger newspaper
IN MEMORIAM: Malinowski