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APME UPDATE – Oct. 16, 2014


Bring affordable, customized training to your region


Apply to host a NewsTrain workshop


APME’s NewsTrain is looking for four lucky cities to host a NewsTrain workshop in 2015, its 12th year of providing high-quality, low-cost training to journalists where they live. Successful applicants help shape a one- or two-day workshop to the needs of journalists in their area.


NewsTrain attendees return to their newsrooms energized, inspired and with skills they can use right away. As one attendee tweeted this year: “Thought I was crazy to drive through night to get to workshop…One presenter down: would have walked here.”


What’s required to apply?

  • Form a host committee consisting of media outlets, organizations and schools in your region. (The backbone of such a group may already exist in the form of a state APME, broadcast or press organization.)

  • Compose a cover letter on why a NewsTrain workshop should come to your town and complete the application at http://bit.ly/HostNewsTrain.

  • By Dec. 10, email the cover letter and application to Linda Austin, NewsTrain project director, at laustin.newstrain@gmail.com.

In addition to helping plan the program, the host committee secures a venue for the workshop, negotiates a discounted hotel rate, handles the catering and, most importantly, aggressively markets the workshop locally to achieve the attendance target of 100 journalists, journalism students and journalism educators. It receives $35 of each registrant’s $75 fee to cover its costs.


APME’s NewsTrain staff does the rest, including engaging top-notch trainers, organizing the program, providing online registration, delivering all training materials and marketing the workshop nationally.


For the topics NewsTrain workshops included this year, please see the slides and handouts at http://slideshare.net/newstrain. Your region’s workshop can include these topics or others your committee deems relevant.


Questions? Visit http://bit.ly/HostNewsTrain or email Linda Austin, NewsTrain project director, at laustin.newstrain@gmail.com.


Please get in your application by Dec. 10! Applicants will be notified early in 2015 of their status.



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