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APME UPDATE      SEPT. 13, 2016



Sept. 30-Oct. 1 -- NewsTrain in Murfreesboro, Tennessee 

Oct. 1 -- Deadline to apply to host a NewsTrain 


2017 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference set for Oct. 8-11 in Washington, D.C.

Mark your calendar! We are heading to Washington, D.C., Oct. 8-11, 2017, for the fourth annual ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference.

The Associated Press Photo Managers will once again join us.

Plan early to spend a few days next fall in the nation's capital. We'll kick off with an evening reception Sunday, Oct. 8, and continue until late-morning Wednesday, Oct. 11. The 2017 ASNE-APME conference will immediately follow the Online News Association conference, scheduled for Oct. 5-7, also at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel.

We have a terrific nightly rate of $249 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC, 20008.

We'll build on the success we had at this year's conference in Philadelphia. Interested in seeing what's happening in Philly? Read about it here. 

A committee representing both organizations already has started planning the 2017 conference, including programming and fundraising.

We'll have more details soon on conference registration and hotel reservations.


NewsTrain: Make plans for Murfreesboro

The NewsTrain is heading for Murfreesboro, Tennessee in just a couple of weeks – and you can be on board! Get ready for two full days of digital training Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2016!

Training Sessions Include:

    Making smart choices in digital storytelling,

    Growing audiences with Facebook Live, Periscope, Snapchat and Instagram,

    Using social media as powerful reporting tools,

    Shooting shareable smartphone video,

    Maximizing your smartphone for mobile newsgathering,

    Writing news for mobile,

    Creating simple graphics for mobile,

    Editing your own writing, and

    Producing data-driven enterprise stories off your beat.

Registration is just $85 for everyone except students, who pay $75. Registration includes both days of training, light breakfasts and lunches and an optional reception.

Questions? Email Linda Austin, NewsTrain project director,

Register and link to room-booking information here:


Want to host a NewsTrain? Here’s how!

Apply by Oct. 1 to bring a NewsTrain workshop to your town in 2017.

Hosting NewsTrain brings home affordable training in the skills that matter most to journalists in your area. We are seeking sites for four NewsTrains in 2017. 

NewsTrain workshops begin with a request from a host committee of local journalists from an area in the United States or Canada.

Hosting is a great experience. Take it from two hosts who have been there.

“It’s simply the best training ever. APME has a winning formula, combining the ‘workshop-in-a-box’ format with a customized training approach to meet the needs of the host region,” says Tina Ongkeko, managing director for member services, Newspapers Canada, and host committee chair in Toronto in 2012, Vancouver in 2014 and Halifax in 2016. “Novice reporters and senior management alike leave feeling inspired and rejuvenated about their profession. …The organization, program development and execution of NewsTrains are top-notch.”

Angie Muhs, executive editor, State Journal-Register, and host committee chair in DeKalb, Illinois, in 2015, said hosting a NewsTrain “gives you the opportunity to tailor high-quality training that will be accessible and affordable for your staff. It’s worth the investment of your time and effort.”

Interested? Read all about it here and apply.



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