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|APME Update, Nov. 20, 2014|
APME UPDATE – Nov. 20, 2014
SAVE THE DATE
Dec. 10 – Deadline for submitting applications to host NewsTrain in 2015
Feb. 27 – Deadline for APME Journalism Excellence Awards
Oct. 16-18, 2015 – ASNE-APME conference at Stanford University.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE ASNE-APME CONFERENCE IN CALIFORNIA
ASNE, APME and the Associated Press Photo Managers will hold a joint conference in 2015 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Please save these dates: Friday, Oct. 16 - Sunday, Oct. 18.
Our hotel, the Sheraton Palo Alto, at 625 El Camino Real, is a short walk from the Stanford University campus buildings where we’ll be meeting. And we have a terrific nightly rate of only $169.
We’ll have more details soon on conference registration and booking a room.
TAKE A MOMENT FOR AN APME SURVEY
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?
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.
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.
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