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Sept. 24-25, 2021: Rochester NewsTrain, hosted by the Democrat and Chronicle

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Register now for $75 for two days of digital training at Rochester NewsTrain on Sept. 24-25, 2021

NewsTrain is bringing affordable training in digital-journalism skills to suburban Rochester on Sept. 24-25. 

Register by Aug. 24 to get the early-bird rate of $75 for two full days of training in data, video, social, mobile, podcasting and more.

Sessions at the RIT Inn & Conference Center in Henrietta, New York, will include:

  • Developing a data mindset to improve stories every day,

  • Shooting and editing smarter video on your smartphone,

  • Using social media as powerful reporting tools,

  • Maximizing Instagram Stories to build your brand and reach new audiences,

  • Storytelling on small screens: making smart choices for mobile audiences,

  • So, you think you have an idea for a podcast?

  • Following demographic "fault lines" to improve accuracy and build trust, and

  • The power of listening: what journalists can learn from community organizers.

Experience NewsTrain’s highly rated training; attendees regularly judge sessions as 4.5, with 5 as highly useful and highly effective. Daily Camera reporter Katie Langford praised the “excellent training sessions” at the recent Denver NewsTrain. She tweeted that she “ learned tangible skills that will expand and improve my reporting immediately.”

The early-bird rate of $75 includes two light meals each day. 

Journalists, journalism educators and journalism students from diverse backgrounds are invited to apply by Aug. 10 for competitive scholarships, which cover their registration.

#RochesterNewsTrain will be the site of the 99th NewsTrain, designed in collaboration with a host committee of local journalists. The host committee for Rochester is led by the Democrat and Chronicle. 

Started by the nonprofit Associated Press Media Editors (APME) in 2003, NewsTrain has trained more than 7,800 journalists across the United States and Canada. APME merged with the American Society of News Editors to form the News Leaders Association in 2019.

Questions? Email Linda Austin, NewsTrain project co-director. 

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER: apme.com/page/RochesterNewsTrain


Wall Street Journal reporter Tawnell Hobbs (left) teaches data journalism at Denton NewsTrain in Texas in 2018. Photo by Hatch Visuals.

Lambie of The El Paso Times wins Member Photo of the Month for August

The APME Foundation has honored the photograph below as National Member Photo of the Month for August 2019

Thanks to 
John Walker, Ruby Wallau and Nic Antaya at Wicked Local/Gatehouse New England for judging this month. 

Here is what the judges had to say about the winning image:

The picture has lots of news value and is emotional and intimate. The use of lens makes you feel like you are almost there.”

Below is the link to all images entered for
Augustand the winner is slide #8.


Walmart employees react after an active shooter opened fire at the store in El Paso, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP)

Dildine of WTOP wins Member Photo of the Month for July

The APME Foundation has honored the photograph below as National Member Photo of the Month for July 2019

Thanks toMichael Delaney at the Providence Journal for judging this month. 

Here is what the judge had to say about the winning image:

I liked it for several reasons. Clearly this is not any kind of planned event. The photographer was in the middle of it as well – maybe he or she was standing on the roof too! There is a powerful sense of drama here – what will happen next? And a tinge of humor as one person is on his cell phone. I like it very much.

Below is the link to all images entered for
Julyand the winner is slide #17.


Motorists are stranded on a flooded section of Canal Road in Washington during a heavy rainstorm, Monday, July 8, 2019. (Dave Dildine/WTOP via AP)

Editors on call: Would you like some advice from an experienced newsroom leader?

APME has put together a list of on-call editors willing to offer you strategic and practical advice on nearly two dozen different topics, from ethics to legal issues, to digital best practices, to upfront story coaching and newsroom budgeting.

We don’t want to replace the conversations you have in your own newsrooms, but we can be a resource when no one else is around to ask, when you need a second opinion, when you wonder if there’s another way or if you just need help framing the right questions.

The members of APME bring decades of journalism experience to the table.

We’ve spent years helping each other cope with a fast-changing industry, learning to produce and showcase our best journalism on multiple platforms. We’ve become adept at adapting while remaining committed to our watchdog role, to reflecting our diverse communities in our newsrooms and to ethical truth telling.

Now we want to broaden the circle and help develop newsroom leaders from coast to coast to strengthen journalism for all. You don’t need to be a member of APME; we’re here to help everyone.

Give our list of editors a look and connect.

APME: Lead. Nurture. Innovate.  

We foster newsroom leaders. We empower journalists to succeed. We cultivate ideas that work. 
The Associated Press Media Editors is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization of newsroom leaders and journalism educators that works closely with The Associated Press to promote journalism excellence. Anyone with senior responsibilities in an AP-affiliated organization, and any journalism educator or student media leader, is invited to join.
APME advances the principles and practices of responsible journalism. We support and mentor a diverse network of current and emerging newsroom leaders. We champion the First Amendment and promote freedom of information. We train journalists to realize their aspirations and thrive in a rapidly changing environment. We promote forward-looking ideas that benefit news organizations and the communities they serve. We work closely with the Associated Press, the largest independent media operation in the world.


The APME Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1988 to receive tax-exempt gifts to carry out educational projects for the advancement of newspaper journalism. Proceeds help support NewsTrain, a regional, low-cost training opportunity around the country and other practical education tools promoting the First Amendment, innovation and diversity in newsrooms.

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