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APME Update, Nov. 13, 2014
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APME UPDATE – Nov. 13, 2014


 


SAVE THE DATE


Dec. 10 – Deadline for submitting applications to host NewsTrain in 2015


Feb. 27 – Deadline for APME Journalism Excellence Awards

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DON’T MISS OUT: Apply to Bring a NewsTrain Workshop to Your Journalists


APME’s NewsTrain is taking applications to host a NewsTrain workshop in 2015, its 12th year of providing high-quality, low-cost training to journalists. 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 send in your application by Dec. 10! Applicants will be notified early in 2015 of their status.


APME Journalism Excellence Awards: Deadline Friday, Feb. 27


The deadline for the 2014 APME Journalism Excellence Awards is Friday, Feb. 27.


The awards honor superior journalism and innovation among newspapers, radio, television and digital news sites in the United States and Canada. They seek to promote excellence by recognizing work that is innovative, well-written and incisively reported and has outstanding multimedia.


A special award honors innovation by colleges and universities, and a new category recognizes news organizations that build strong ties to their communities.


All awards will be presented for journalism published or launched between Jan. 1, 2014, and Dec. 31, 2014. A news organization can enter as many categories as it wants, but is limited to entering a specific body of work in no more than two categories.


New this year is the Community Engagement Award. It will be given to news organizations that best demonstrate the ability to provide effective dialogue with their communities and/or seek partnerships that sustain the dialogue and encourage more community dialogue.


Other categories include: 45th Annual Public Service Awards, 45th Annual First Amendment Awards and Citations, Innovator of the Year Award for newspapers, Innovator of the Year Award for college students, Innovator of the Year for radio and TV, Best Mobile Platform, Digital Storytelling Awards and International Perspective Awards.




FROM AP


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Best of the States: Sisak


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Minneapolis Star Tribune: Wanted: A few more good candidates

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Akron Beacon Journal: For-profit charter schools among worst performers

Denver Post: Draft audit: Denver airport project costs soaring

Hartford Courant: Anatomy of a flawed election.

Arizona Daily Star: Babies, toddlers risk losing vital therapies

Portland Press Herald: Many Portland rentals have code violations

Austin American Statesman: Wealthy cash in on Austin utility rebates


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