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|APME Update • Diversity training on tap|
APME UPDATE • JULY 13, 2017
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Oct. 8-11, 2017: ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference, Washington, D.C.
Diversity-focused sessions planned; new promo deal available for early registrants
Join us for the ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Oct. 8-11 in Washington, D.C., and be a part of discussions that will help you better address your diverse audience! You will learn how to recruit and retain a diverse workforce in this climate of reductions and layoffs, as well as how to build trust in your communities.
You will also hear about the state of diversity in the news industry and what it takes to cover economic diversity.
The conference, which focuses on the intersection of journalism and citizenship, will kick off on the evening of Sunday, Oct. 8, immediately following the 2017 ONA conference, and conclude by noon Wednesday, Oct. 11. Our conference hotel is the Washington Marriott Wardman Park at 2660 Woodley Road NW.
Here are six things you don't want to miss:
1. Win lunch tickets by registering and booking a room now through Aug .12
Lunch for Oct. 9 and 10 ($80 value) will be on us if you're selected as one of four winners that registers and books at least three nights of hotel for the conference between now and Aug. 12.
This is our new promotional deal for the next 30 days. ASNE member Kristyn Wellesley of the Naples Daily News and APME member Angie Muhs of The State Journal-Register each won a $300 Amazon gift card from our previous deal. Congrats, Kristyn and Angie!
Both lunches will feature an outstanding keynote speaker. On Oct. 9, Leonard Pitts Jr., Miami Herald Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, will talk about current events in Washington. On the next day, Campbell Brown, chief of news partnership and engagement at Facebook, will discuss Facebook's relationship with news organizations and news itself.
2. Party at the Australian ambassador's beautiful residence!
From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, Joe Hockey, Australian ambassador to the United States, will be hosting 80 of us at his residence, at 3120 Cleveland Ave. NW, about a 15-minute walk from the Marriott. We will have cocktails, snacks and some quality time for a Q&A and other fun, engaging conversations. This stand-up reception is open on a first-come, first-served basis to those who are registered and made a hotel reservation for the conference.
3. Preconference workshops on community engagement and Knight Foundation's update on the "Table Stakes" project
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, the first workshop will address the role of community engagement for news organizations and how to build trust with their audiences and communities. Best practices and examples of community engagement will be incorporated. Attendees will emerge from the workshop better equipped to engage readers and strengthen trust in quality journalism.
From 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, the second workshop will provide an update on Knight Foundation's "Table Stakes" project and present newsrooms of innovation and culture that are best for the 21st century.
Offered on a first-come, first-served basis, both workshops are free to those who are registered to attend the conference. Those who would like to attend just the workshops will need to pay $75.
4. Recruitment and retention
Need more diversity in your newsroom? Get quick tips from industry leaders. This panel takes a fresh look at recruiting and retaining journalists of color in the digital age. Our experts will provide insight on today's journalism graduates and talented folks with potential working in the digital space. How do we retain journalists of color who are worried about the future and are tempted to seek employment in public relations, academia and other "more stable" professions?
5. Kerner Commission, 50 years later
On March 1, it will be 50 years since the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commission, shook the news media with its declaration that "the journalistic profession has been shockingly backward in seeking out, hiring, training and promoting Negroes." What did the news industry get right in heeding the commission's recommendations? Where do we go from here?
6. Covering economic diversity
This panel will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz, who calls Cleveland home; Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley; and author and political commentator J.D. Vance, who wrote "Hillbilly Elegy" about the rise of Appalachian values
To register for the main conference: The registration fee is $275 for members of ASNE and APME and $375 for nonmembers. Special rates are also available for retired members, spouses, students and APME's Regents. Lunch tickets for Monday, Oct. 9, and Tuesday, Oct. 10, can be purchased during registration.
To register for the Oct. 8 preconference workshops and/or the Oct. 10 reception at the Australian ambassador's residence: If you have registered for the main conference, then email Jiyoung Won at email@example.com. If you'd like to attend just the preconference workshops, then register here.
To book your hotel room: A terrific group rate is available at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park for $249/night Friday, Oct. 6, through Wednesday, Oct. 11. Reservations must be made by 6 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 15. Make a reservation online here.
Know a diversity champion? Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership deadlines July 31
Submit your nominations for the 16th annual award honoring the distinguished career of Robert G. McGruder, a former executive editor of the Detroit Free Press, former managing editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, graduate of Kent State University and relentless diversity champion. He died of cancer in April 2002.
The Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership is sponsored by the Associated Press Media Editors and the American Society of News Editors and will be given at this year’s ASNE-APME-APPM News Leadership Conference held in Washington, D.C. from Oct. 8-11.
Nominees should have made a significant contribution during one or more years toward furthering McGruder’s legacy of diversity in news content and in recruiting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce.
This year’s honoree will receive $1,000 and a leadership trophy.
Early-bird NewsTrain registrants already get an affordable rate — $75 — for a full day of digital training. The super-early birds could also win AP Stylebooks.
• Oct. 14 in Beverly, Massachusetts, 26 miles north of Boston. Sessions include mobile storytelling, smartphone video, data-driven enterprise and social reporting and branding.
• Oct. 21 in suburban Columbus, Ohio. Sessions include smartphone video, data-driven enterprise, social reporting, and mobile storytelling and newsgathering.
• Nov. 11 in Seattle. Sessions include mobile storytelling, data-driven enterprise, open records, newsroom credibility and social reporting and branding
Attendees typically rate NewsTrain sessions as 4.5, with 5 as highly effective and highly useful. “All of the sessions were very direct and relevant,” said Tulsa World reporter Arianna Pickard, who attended Norman, Oklahoma, NewsTrain in March. “I feel like I’m going to use a lot of what I learned to do a better job and enjoy it more.”
Discounted hotel rooms and competitive diversity scholarships are available for all three workshops. For the scholarships, journalists, journalism students and journalism educators from diverse backgrounds are invited to apply.
Don’t delay; register today. NewsTrains often sell out.
July 24 is the deadline for APME’s Community Journalism Initiative for smaller news media
The sixth year of the Associated Press Media Editors’ Community Journalism Public Service Initiative continues to emphasize the important work of smaller news organizations and their impact on U.S. communities.
Because of generous grants from the Park and APME foundations, the initiative will award grants of $2,500 to two news organizations again this year to help them complete projects important to their communities. The winners will also receive an expense-paid trip to send a representative to present at the ASNE-APME-APPM News Leadership Conference Oct. 8-11 in Washington.
However, news organizations must apply by July 24 to be considered.
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The APME Foundation Auction needs you!
Our annual conference auction is now taking donations of any big-ticket item you can spare. Examples of donations, so far and in past years, include pro sports tickets and hotels, jewelry and rare or iconic framed pages or photographs.
This auction is one of APME's largest fundraisers of the year, so we really appreciate our donors. All donations are tax-deductible.
If you have an item, contact board member Summer Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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