Print Page | Contact Us | Your Cart | Sign In | Register
APME Update, Oct. 22, 2015
Share |

APME UPDATE – Oct. 22, 2015






Oct. 29-30 - NewsTrain at Northern Illinois University

Nov. 13-14 - NewsTrain in Philadelphia



Jan. 21, 2016 - NewsTrain in Lexington, Kentucky

Sept. 12-15 - ASNE-APME Conference in Philadelphia





The Associated Press Media Editors organization elected eight members to its board of directors and installed new leadership during its joint conference with the American Society of News Editors at Stanford University.

Elected to at-large positions were Michael Anastasi, senior vice president and executive editor of the Los Angeles News Group; Traci Bauer, vice president/news and executive editor of and The Journal News in New York's Lower Hudson Valley; Jane Davenport, managing editor of the Toronto Star; and Michael Days, editor of the Philadelphia Daily News. 

Also elected to at-large positions were Kurt Franck, executive editor and vice president of The Blade in Toledo, Ohio, and Carlos Sanchez, executive editor of The Monitor in McAllen, Texas.

Ronnie Agnew, executive director of Mississippi Public Broadcasting, was elected as a broadcast representative, and Tom Arviso Jr., chief executive officer of the Navajo Times Publishing Co. and publisher of the Navajo Times, was selected for small-market media. Anne Brennan, product manager/editor of the Cape Cod (Massachusetts) Times website, was elected to represent online media.

The new APME officers are President Laura Sellers-Earl, managing editor, The Daily Astorian in Astoria, Oregon; Vice President Bill Church, executive editor, Herald-Tribune Media Group in Sarasota, Florida; Secretary Jim Simon, managing editor, The Seattle Times; and Journalism Studies Chair Angie Muhs, executive editor of The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Illinois. The treasurer is Dennis Anderson, editor of the Peoria (Illinois) Journal Star.

The APME also selected its Innovator of the Year, giving the award to the Boston Herald for Boston Herald Radio. Other finalists were the Los Angeles News Group and The Oklahoman. The Herald received $1,000 from GateHouse Media.

At the conference, the ASNE board of directors chose six new members and a new executive committee. Pam Fine of the University of Kansas became the 2016 president. The executive committee is vice president Mizell Stewart III of Journal Media Group in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; secretary Alfredo Carbajal of Al Día (The Dallas Morning News) in Dallas; and treasurer Nancy Barnes of the Houston Chronicle.

The board added five members for three-year terms: Manny Garcia, editor, Naples Daily News in Naples, Florida; Brian McGrory, editor, The Boston Globe; Karen Peterson, editor, The News Tribune in Tacoma, Washington; Robyn Tomlin, managing editor, The Dallas Morning News; and Anne Vasquez, managing editor, Sun Sentinel in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Rene Sanchez, editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, was chosen for a one-year term.

The conference, Oct. 16-18, was the second joint conference held by APME and ASNE, the nation's leading organizations for news leaders.






ASNE and APME are going back east for 2016, the nation's leading news organizations announced at the #editors3D conference at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

Plan early to spend a few days next fall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's largest city, known for its rich history.

Save these dates: Monday, Sept. 12 - Wednesday, Sept. 14. The Associated Press Photo Managers will once again join us.

The conference hotel rate is $199/night at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, at 1201 Market St. in downtown Philadelphia.

Mark your calendar now! 




Three NewsTrain workshops will offer training in the digital skills identified by local journalists as vital to their success.

·       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 or @LindaAustin_.




Columbus Dispatch: Rate of Ohioans without health insurance falls to 8.7%

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Testosterone courses downplay risks

Arizona Republic: Few punished in Arizona discrimination cases

Los Angeles Times: LAPD high-speed chases lead state in bystander injuries

Chicago Tribune: Five ways to improve O’Hare International Airport

Des Moines Register: Shuttered schools: Rural America’s SOS

Baltimore Sun: Records show police urged seat belt use in vans long ago

Boston Globe:  State Dept. aided Clinton-backed Rwanda effort

Austin American Statesman: Drowning in water bills in Texas

Houston Chronicle: Campus guns stir angst among UT faculty

Read more



Republicans to charge media to cover 2016 convention

Temple, newspapers partner to speed digital-first journalism

Clarification: Brown Newspaper story

Baltimore Sun: Records show police urged seat belt use in vans long ago

Report: Walker staff used private emails for strategy

Haslam defends recommendation for advisers to avoid email

Pattern of sexual harassment, assault alleged at Minnesota

Reports detail trouble before arrest at Lambeau

Tennessee officials told to avoid emailing about outsourcing

Appeals court says Schimel must release training videos

Galveston chief suspended, not told details of complaint

 Read more


EDITORS IN THE NEWS: Sedensky, Butler

Read more



Salt Lake City's daily newspapers want to extend court delay

Biermann named new Star-Tribune publisher

Trib Total Media has deal to sell 2 dailies, 6 weeklies

Foundation to run in remembrance of slain journalist

CBS bans advertising for critical film

Officer convicted of lying about arrest of news photographer

Cable news pundit charged with fraud; ties to CIA disputed

Harmon named publisher of The Columbus Dispatch

Village Voice has new owner with longstanding newspaper ties

Brother of US journalist condemns 'cruel' detention in Iran

Journalist says Canada PM abandoned him during Egypt ordeal

Germany's top-selling daily combats ad blockers

Read more


IN MEMORIAM: Ponikvar, Taylor

Read  more



Associated Press Media Editors

APME is a professional network, a resource for helping editors and broadcasters improve their news coverage and newsroom operations.

Quick Links

Home About News Events