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|APME Update, Dec. 1, 2015|
APME Update -- Dec. 1, 2015
SAVE THE DATE
Jan. 21 - NewsTrain in Lexington, Ky.
April 9 - NewsTrain in Lincoln, Nebraska
April 22-23 - NewsTrain in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Date TBA (Fall) - NewsTrain in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Sept. 11-14 -- APME/ASNE Conference, Philadelphia
NEWSTRAIN WORKSHOPS COMING TO KENTUCKY, NEBRASKA, NOVA SCOTIA, TENNESSEE in 2016
APME’s NewsTrain will bring its high-quality, affordable training to Kentucky, Nebraska, Nova Scotia and Tennessee in 2016.
Here’s the lineup for the 2016 workshops, which cost $75 each to attend:
Sessions in Lexington include maximizing social media for branding and reporting, getting started with data-driven enterprise reporting, and shooting compelling smartphone video. Trainers include Daniel Victor, senior staff editor of The New York Times, Kathy Kieliszewski, visuals director of the Detroit Free Press and Linda J. Johnson, former computer-assisted reporting coordinator at the Lexington Herald-Leader.
A free 2015 AP Stylebook – a $20.95 value – is available to the first 25 to register for the Lexington workshop. Discounted $109 hotel rooms are available at the workshop site, the Hyatt Regency Lexington. Journalists, journalism students and journalism educators from diverse backgrounds are invited to apply for diversity scholarships, which cover the $75 registration fee. The workshop precedes the Kentucky Press Association Winter Convention. More info and register at http://bit.ly/LexingtonNewsTrain.
The skills to be taught at the remaining three workshops in 2016 are being determined by a committee of local journalists in each region who conduct an assessment of the needs in their newsrooms. Sign up here to be emailed when more information becomes available on the agendas in Lincoln, Nebraska; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
The sites for 2016 – NewsTrain’s 13th year – were selected competitively from applications received from journalists in the United States and Canada. Applications to host a NewsTrain in 2017 are due Oct. 1, 2016. If you can’t make it to these NewsTrains, you’ll find the slides and handouts from these and past NewsTrain workshops at slideshare.net/newstrain.
NewsTrain’s low tuition – $75 – is made possible by donors, big and small, who in 2015 included Advance Local, The Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation, The Associated Press, The APME Foundation, Scripps Howard Foundation, the Gannett Foundation, GateHouse Media, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation and APME past and present board members.
We’d also welcome your financial support. To help keep NewsTrain training coming to your community, please donate at the big red button on APME.com. For updates on NewsTrain’s next stops, follow us on Twitter @NewsTrain or like us at Facebook.com/NewsTrain.
Questions? Email Linda Austin, NewsTrain project director.
WHAT DO YOU THINK? YOUR THOUGHTS NEEDED ON APME/ASNE 2015 CONVENTION
We'd like your feedback on our 2015 conference at Stanford University with ASNE.
If you attended, we'd like to hear what was useful and how we could improve.
And if you didn't attend, we'd appreciate feedback on what might make you more likely to attend the 2016 conference in Philadelphia.
Please respond to this link by Dec. 15: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/67M3S3B
WATCHDOG REPORTING: SUMMARY OF IMPACT JOURNALISM FROM PAST WEEK
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Campaign financial reports don’t add up
Arizona Republic: Valley Metro CEO resigns amid Republic investigation
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Feds frustrated by medical test problems
Arizona Republic: Ex-VA doctor concerned about surgeries in Phoenix
Washington Post: Two Clintons. 41 years. $3 billion
Oregonian: Governor promises review of Energy Department, but when?
Los Angeles Times: A talent agent and a trail of unhappy clients
St Louis Post-Dispatch: Analysis of police shootings intended as model
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Vacant buildings plague Cleveland
San Francisco Chronicle: Facilities chief oversees work by his own company
Arizona Daily Star: Sheriff official’s relative ran department cafes rent-free
Austin American-Statesman: The gender divide in Austin
Boston Globe: Child deaths go unsolved as autopsies fall behind
San Francisco Chronicle: More blacks stopped for “reasonable suspicion”
Columbus Dispatch: Copies of medical records costly for Ohioans
New York Times: Climate talks avoid scientists’ idea of “Carbon Budget”
Las Vegas Review Journal: Borrow $2,500 today, lose $8,000 car tomorrow
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Opioid overuse kills more people than homicide
Arizona Daily Star: South Tucson police, fire pensions in dire shape
EDITORS IN THE NEWS: Dolan
OPEN RECORDS, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
Advocates push for changes to Kansas Open Records Act
Newspaper: California's top oil regulator resigning
Responses to FOIA requests vary across region
Four new Laquan McDonald shooting videos raise more questions
Outgoing Kentucky governor took 33 trips while in office
College presidents defend importance of free speech
Chicago Police to release video of officer shooting teen
Oklahoma governor seeks end of Planned Parenthood contracts
Pennsylvania court says porn emails aren't public records
Media companies begin appeal of N.J. public records ruling
Pennsylvania news organizations ask high court to open storm records
Records: Trooper tried to pay woman not to report crash
Network veteran, Nick News chief Linda Ellerbee retiring
'Spotlight' tops Gotham Independent Film Awards
Reporter mocked by Trump says the 2 knew each other well
Ohio Wesleyan faculty bans student newspaper from its meetings
Trump called out for appearing to mock disability
Norman Rockwell's view of Missouri newspaper hits auction
Brian Williams settles into new job at MSNBC
AP staffers win prestigious Indian journalism awards
Research shows women far from equality with men in the media
Valley Metro CEO resigns amid newspaper's investigation
Fox's Elisabeth Hasselbeck quitting morning show
Vatican court rejects journalist's bid to drop leaks charges
Iran sentences US journalist to prison
Ball State weighs putting TV frequency up for auction
Lawyers for Winston, Kinsman unhappy on eve of documentary
New publisher, ad director for Williston, Sidney newspapers
College defends decision to restrict media at student sit-in
Museum puts 1840 newspapers edited by Abraham Lincoln online
Decades of hosts return for 'GMA' anniversary
International NY Times to end print edition in Thailand
Post-Gazette president leaving, parent firm exec taking over
Mom of journalist killed by IS: Hostage policy not effective
Reporter appears for Vatican summons, but refuses to answer
IN MEMORIAM: Lagier, Tunstall, Hicks, Kiplinger, Walsh