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Sept. 5, 2013


Sept. 27-28, NewsTrain workshop, Colorado Springs
Oct. 3-4, NewsTrain workshop, Seattle
Oct. 28-30, APME Annual Conference, Indianapolis


APME Conference keynoter: Buffett newspaper CEO

The Buffett Bump? CEO of BH Media Group talks about strategy

Perhaps no company has generated more chatter in the news industry this year than Berkshire Hathaway, whose legendary chairman, Warren Buffett, has declared that he will keep buying newspapers as long as their economics make sense. In the past two years, Buffett’s company has purchased more than two dozen papers, making Berkshire Hathaway the nation’s ninth-largest newspaper group. In a keynote address to APME, Buffett’s "newspaper guy,” Terry Kroeger, CEO of BH Media Group and publisher of the Omaha World-Herald, will explain the company’s strategy.

Register for the conference today!


Get some time with the coach

Sign up for one-on-one coaching with Poynter's Butch Ward in Indianapolis

Ward's name was incorrect in the headline. We apologize for the error.

Butch Ward, a veteran news executive and a managing director of The Poynter Institute, is offering one-on-one coaching sessions at the APME conference in Indianapolis on Tuesday, Oct. 29, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
During his 27-year career as a journalist at The Philadelphia Inquirer and Baltimore News-American, Butch held a variety of newsroom and positions, including managing editor at both newspapers.

The coaching sessions are free to APME members. Please email Sally Jacobsen at to sign up for the 30-minute sessions.


AP: Gay marriage rush in Minnesota
Arizona Republic: Anti-amnesty movement losing steam
Atlanta Journal Constitution: Ethics law first, then paid trip to the beach
Austin American-Statesman: Medical malpractice suits, payouts plunge
Boston Sunday Globe: These woods are lovely, dark and back
Dallas Morning News: Dallas auditing reports skimp on details
Detroit Free Press: Loans to hotel go sour for Detroit pensions
Los Angeles Times: Los Angeles county frees violent inmates early
Miami Herald: Senate aide has lucrative dual roles
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Spending on state political races doubles in 10 years
Maine Sunday Telegram: Conflict of interest by the gallon
Rockford Register Star: Illinois’ neighbors adopting anti-union laws
St. Louis Post Dispatch: Sex offenders locked away but not in prison
Cincinnati Enquirer: City pension plan teeters
Columbus Dispatch: The failed promise of Ohio’s charter schools
Modesto Bee: Affordable housing project a costly venture for city
Washington Post: Governor’s awareness of largess scrutinized
Cleveland Plain Dealer: "Social engineering” or good policy?

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Beat of the Week: Dozier
Best of the States: Pells


• Report says DNA test verified bin Laden's identity
• Pa. newspaper settles lawsuit against ex-publisher
• Lexington foundation won't release financials
• UK govt offers explanation on seized documents
• Justices: Kentucky city improperly withheld records
• Northwest Ga. newspaper publisher resigning
• Bob Woodward to teach journalism seminar at Yale
• Morning News of Florence has new publisher, editor
• Spohr named editor of Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre
• NYTimes site inaccessible, 2nd disruption in August
• Veteran publisher named to head Mich. newspaper

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Editors in the News: Bloom, Morris

In Memoriam: Frost, LaBrie

And Finally ... London Is a Newspaper Lover’s City


Register Now: APME Conference - Content Is King - Oct. 28-30, Indianapolis

APME Auctions: Seeking Donations of Vacation Getaways, Jewelry, Wine

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