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Aug. 22, 2013

SAVE THE DATE

Aug. 23, Submit best work to ‘Great Ideas’ book
Sept. 27-28, NewsTrain workshop, Colorado Springs
Oct. 3-4, NewsTrain workshop, Seattle
Oct. 28-30, APME Annual Conference, Indianapolis

NEW TODAY FROM APME

Great Ideas' deadline is Friday!

APME's 2013 'Great Ideas' book seeks your best work

Let the world see your best stuff by submitting it for the Associated Press Media Editor’s 2013 "Great Ideas” book.

What's a Great Idea? It can be a new concept for print, broadcast or online, or a major improvement to something we do every day. This is a chance for your media organization to show off your work in the U.S. and Canada and help fellow journalists by providing ideas that might work in their markets.

It’s easy to submit and takes only a few minutes to do.

The "Great Ideas” website, located here, allows you to submit entries and upload images that accompanies your idea.

Last year, more than 100 ideas were featured in the book and presented throughout the APME conference in Nashville.

"Let’s top that this year,” said David Arkin, co-chairman of the APME Awards/Innovator Committee. "But we need your help.”

While all of the ideas submitted are published in the book, several are highlighted at the annual conference, which will be this year in Indianapolis.

If you have questions, contact Arkin, GateHouse Media vice president of content & audience, at darkin@gatehousemedia.com.

WATCHDOG REPORTING

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• Denver Post: Scores of people not facing lawsuit were forced to pay lawyer fees
• Sun Sentinel: Sex predators set free after prison leave trail of new victims
• Miami Herald: Untold epidemic of abuse, neglect in child protection
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• Wilmington News Journal: Deputy treasurer got perks on state

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FROM AP

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• Al-Jazeera America launched
• Snowden reporter: Won't be silenced by detention
• California city becomes rarity: a 2 newspaper town
• Block on prison legal news delivery draws lawsuit
• AOL's Patch local news site to lay off up to 500
• Papers show Greenwood sheriff's office spending
• Washington Post website hacked
• City of Laramie sues newspaper over records
• Vendors lose lawsuit over homeless newspaper sales
• Toledo drops appeal of gang-map lawsuit

Read about these Industry & Business stories

Editors in the News: Kennedy, Lawitz, Ellis, Davis, Neill

In Memoriam: Germond, Pendergast, Smith, Reid

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