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APME Update, Sept. 3, 2015
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APME UPDATE – Sept. 3, 2015

 


 

SAVE THE DATE

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

 

CONFERENCE SPECIAL: REGISTER BY SEPT. 15 AND BRING AN EDITOR FOR REDUCED RATE

DEAL DEADLINE FOR GROUP RATE AT STANFORD CONFERENCE HOTEL APPROACHING

ASNE and APME are offering a reduced rate for a second editor from your news organization for the joint conference Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

 

Register by Sept. 15 and you can bring another editor from your news organization for $150.

 

It’s also time to book your hotel room for the conference Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

 

The 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. 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.

 

The conference starts Friday evening 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 the opening night reception which will include a stand-up comedy routine and the annual live and silent auctions of great items.

 

Highlights of some of the Saturday and Sunday sessions:

 

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

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

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

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

 

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.

 

SEATS STILL AVAILABLE: SPECIAL SESSION 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

 

CAN YOU HELP WITH DONATIONS 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 Tom Koetting of 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

 APPLY BY OCT. 1 TO HOST NEWSTRAIN 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.

NewsTrain staffers work closely with successful applicants and their host committee of local journalists to determine critical training needs. Then, NewsTrain finds and pays top-flight trainers to address those needs. Attendees’ $75 registration fee is retained by APME.


The host committee’s obligation includes supplying a light breakfast, lunch and snacks for either a one-day or two-day workshop attracting 100 journalists, journalism students and journalism educators. It should seek local sponsors to cover that cost, which can run $1,500 to $3,000, depending on the length of the workshop and catering costs. The host committee also markets the workshop regionally and secures a venue, usually a free or low-cost university site.

Details on how to apply are at http://bit.ly/HostNewsTrain. Questions? Email Project Director Linda Austin at laustin.newstrain@gmail.com.

  

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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