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APME UPDATE – Aug. 26, 2015


   


SAVE THE DATE

Aug. 31 - Deadline for submitting Great Ideas

Sept. 15 - Deadline for hotel group rate for ASNE-APME conference at Stanford University

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

 

DEADLINE OF AUG. 31 TO ENTER YOUR GREAT IDEAS IN CONFERENCE BOOK

Does your newspaper or media company do something extraordinarily well?

Something that makes you proud? Something readers love? Something that drives page views?

If so, please share the thing you do well with the Associated Press Media Editors' for the Great Ideas book which will feature the best and brightest ideas from around the industry.

All entries will be included the Great Ideas book, available at the ASNE-APME conference Oct. 16-18 at Stanford Univesity.

Your Great Idea can be for print or digital. It can be something new and innovative or a fresh new take on something we do every day.

Past Great Ideas books have featured ideas on audience engagement, multimedia, niche products/sections/sites, quick- turnaroud packages, holiday coverage, revenue generators, social media, streaming live/broadcast, video, alternative story forms, database reporting, diversity and more.

Nominating your idea is quick and simple: Click here for a form to submit entries and upload images to accompany your idea:http://www.apme.com/?page=GreatIdeasform

REGISTER NOW: ASNE-APME CONFERENCE OCT. 16-18 AT STANFORD

DEADLINE FOR GROUP HOTEL RATE IS SEPT. 15

Don’t wait to register for the ASNE-APME Conference Oct. 16-18 at Stanford. The Associated Press Photo Managers is also a partner.

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

What’s on the agenda?

On Friday evening, the conference will start with a talk on creativity by David Kelly, founder of the Institute of Design at Stanford and a creator of the Apple mouse. It 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 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.

-       Breakout sessions will tackle challenge of reaching younger and more diverse audiences.

 

Don’t wait to book your hotel room for the conference.

 

The group rate is available at the Sheraton Palo Alto until Sept. 15: $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.  

 

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.  

 

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

 

THERE’S MORE: SPECIAL 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

 

WE’RE LOOKING FOR DONATIONS FOR THE CONFERENCE AUCTION 

We’re seeking 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.

The proceeds will fund journalism initiatives.

Please let us know as soon as possible about your donations.

To donate, please fill out the 2015 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 Tom Koetting at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel are coordinating the auction. You can contact them at bob.heisse@nwi.com or tkoetting@journalsentinel.com

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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_

 

INTERESTED IN HOSTING A NEWSTRAIN WORK SHOP? 

Apply by Oct. 1, 2015, to bring a NewsTrain workshop to your town in 2016.

Hosting NewsTrain brings home affordable training in the skills that matter most to journalists in your area. We are seeking sites for three NewsTrains in 2016 to follow our workshop in Lexington, Kentucky, on Jan. 21.

For more information: http://www.apme.com/?page=HostaNewsTrain

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