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|APME Update • Don't miss out on great programming Oct. 8-11!|
APME UPDATE • SEPT. 7, 2017
SAVE THE DATE
Oct. 8-11, 2017: ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference, Washington, D.C.
Don't miss out on great programming Oct. 8-11 at the News Leadership Conference!
To register for the main conference: The registration fee is $275 for members of ASNE and APME and $375 for nonmembers. Those who register and book a three-night hotel stay by Sept. 16 can register a colleague for just $100! Simply register yourself for the conference and book your rooms, then contact APME at firstname.lastname@example.org for the code to register your colleague.
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 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.
To register for the Oct. 8 pre-conference workshops and/or the Oct. 10 reception at the Australian ambassador's residence email APME at email@example.com.
Deadline extended for New England diversity scholarships to train in digital skills at October NewsTrain
Applications also still open for Columbus, Ohio, and Seattle
Journalists, journalism students and journalism educators from diverse backgrounds are invited to apply for diversity scholarships to train in digital skills at three APME NewsTrains this fall.
The daylong trainings will be held on these Saturdays in these cities, with scholarship-application deadlines listed:
· Oct. 14 in Beverly, Massachusetts, 26 miles north of Boston. Deadline Extended: Sept. 15
· Oct. 21 in suburban Columbus, Ohio. Deadline: Sept. 13
· Nov. 11 in Seattle. Deadline: Oct. 4.The winners of the competitive awards have their $75 registration fee waived. They are responsible for their own travel expenses.
Attendees typically rate NewsTrain training sessions as 4.5, with 5 as highly effective and highly useful.
Discounted hotel rooms are available. Super-early birds may also qualify for a free AP Stylebook.
Survey: Journalists’ most urgent training needs are mobile, data and video
Three-fourths of respondents to a June survey conducted by the Information Experience Lab at the University of Missouri about digital-journalism training said they would likely try learning such skills on their phone in bite-size lessons.
The skills they most urgently want to learn are related to mobile, data and video journalism.
Linda Austin, project director of APME NewsTrain and an RJI Fellow, says, "These results — and those from two follow-up focus groups totaling 11 survey respondents — will figure heavily in the design of the first course, due to be delivered on your smartphone next year. Thanks to everyone who participated in the survey."
Contribute to the APME Foundation silent auction
An annual event at the News Leadership Conference is the APME Foundation auction. Donations are tax-deductible and go to support training and support for newsroom leaders, including APME's regional training workshops, NewsTrain.
A few of the items already donated:
• A perennial favorite is Annette McGruder’s hand-painted scarves. Priceless.
• Four box seats to see the Chicago Bulls play Friday, Nov. 17, vs. Charlotte Hornets. Dinner and drinks in the suite and parking are all included. Value is $600 from Bob Heisse, NWI.com.
• Two tickets to a Red Sox game (date to be mutually determined), plus dinner and hotel. Value $600 from Anne Brennan, GateHouse Media New England.
• CANDY! A basket of Albanese candy from Northwest Indiana. Bring it to your newsroom and be the most popular editor ever. Value $150 from Summer Moore, NWI.com.
• One year’s subscription to BarkBox, a monthly toy and treat delivery that is guaranteed to keep your pooch playful.Value $249 from Laura Sellers and Carl Earl, EO Media Group.
• A Pendleton gift certificate and a bottle of Pendleton Whisky and one of Snake River Stampede Whisky. Value $250 from Laura Sellers and Carl Earl, EO Media Group.
To donate, please fill out this form and send to Kim Meader.
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EDITORS IN THE NEWS
Peter Bhatia appointed editor at Detroit Free Press
A veteran journalist has been hired as the new editor at the Detroit Free Press.
Peter Bhatia has been editor at The Cincinnati Enquirer, a newspaper also owned by Gannett Co. The 64-year-old says it's a "tremendous honor" to lead the Free Press newsroom. Before working in Ohio, Bhatia was director of the Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University. He also was editor at The Oregonian, executive editor at The Fresno Bee, managing editor at The Sacramento Bee and managing editor at the Dallas Times Herald. The Free Press says Bhatia has helped lead newsrooms that have won nine Pulitzer Prizes.
Times-Tribune, Sentinel-Echo announce new editorial leadership
There is new leadership for the newsrooms of the Times-Tribune, of Corbin, Ky, and the Sentinel-Echo, of London, Ky. Regional Publisher Dave Eldridge announced Erin Cox was named editor of both publications effective Aug. 7. Denis House, the former Sentinel-Echo sports editor, has been promoted to managing editor at the Sentinel-Echo. House will now oversee the daily news operation of the Sentinel-Echo. Cox, who will now manage the news operations of both publications, was previously editor of The Times Bulletin, a daily newspaper in Van Wert, Ohio. She is a native of Van Wert, Ohio, and graduated from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism.
Rick Freeman, former editor on AP's sports desk in NY, dies
Rick Freeman, a congenial editor whose sense of humor made him a welcome tone setter in a veteran newsroom during his 15 years with the New York sports department of The Associated Press, has died. He was 40.
Aino Wheler, Freeman's wife, said he died of brain cancer Thursday, Aug. 31, in Cleveland, shortly after he had been diagnosed with an aggressive tumor known as a glioblastoma.
A 1999 graduate of the University of Michigan, Freeman joined the AP in 2001 and became a valued member of the sports desk, capable of handling just about any editing shift on the department's schedule.
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