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Sept. 9-10, 2019: News Leaders Association Conference at New Orleans Marriott
Sept. 27, 2019
: Milwaukee NewsTrain
, hosted by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

October 25-26: Albuquerque NewsTrain
, hosted by the University of New Mexico in conjunction with the New Mexico Press Association
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Train in data, data viz, social, mobile and ethics at Albuquerque NewsTrain on Oct. 25-26, 2019

Albuquerque NewsTrain will offer a day and a half of digital training on Oct. 25 and 26, 2019, in conjunction with the New Mexico Press Association Convention and hosted by the University of New Mexico.

Training Sessions Include:

  • Getting your story read: maximizing and measuring social media for branding and audience engagement
  • Driving daily enterprise coverage with documents and data
  • Creating data visualizations to tell better stories
  • Mobile newsgathering: better storytelling with your smartphone
  • Turbocharge your reporting using online tools
  • Promoting ethics, trust and transparency in your daily work
  • Paradigm shifts in New Mexico journalism

Early-bird registration is $75 through Oct. 4; the rate increases to $85 on Oct. 5.

Members of the New Mexico Press Association (NMPA) should not register on this page. If your news organization is a member of NMPA, register for NewsTrain and the New Mexico Press Association Convention here.

For Albuquerque NewsTrain, competitive diversity scholarships are available for journalists, journalism students and journalism educators from diverse backgrounds; please see the information to the right for how to apply by Sept. 18.

Your Trainers

Stay tuned please. We will be announcing soon the accomplished journalists who will be your trainers for Albuquerque NewsTrain.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Improve your writing on social media, establish your brand, encourage community engagement, and measure how well your social media efforts are working.
  • Use social media to locate diverse expert and “real people” sources, listen to your community and identify news stories, crowdsource using Google Forms and call-outs, and create a social dossier on a person in the news.
  • Use data and documents to bring an enterprising mindset to daily work.
  • Create simple data visualizations such as charts and maps.
  • Promote ethical behavior and transparency as a way to increase audience trust.
  • Stock your smartphone with the right apps to shoot better news photos, record interviews, dictate stories and create on-the-go images-with-text for social media.
  • Coordinate with other news organizations to create more powerful journalism.

Agenda

   

(DOWNLOAD a PDF of the AGENDA.)

The blue and green tracks on the agenda allow for smaller class sizes. All attendees receive the same instruction, just at different times.

LEARN MORE HERE


Two weeks left to register!

Train in data, mobile newsgathering, smart storytelling, podcasting, analytics and management approaches at Milwaukee NewsTrain on Sept. 27

Milwaukee NewsTrain will offer a full day of digital training on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 333 W. State; Milwaukee, WI 53203. New, two separate management-track courses are available in the morning.

Full-day NewsTrain sessions include:

  • Developing a data mindset and use it to improve daily work
  • Mobile newsgathering with your smartphone
  • Making the smart choices in how to pitch and tell a story
  • So, you have an idea for a podcast
  • Using audience analytics to get your story read

Morning management track sessions include:

  • Having difficult conversations
  • Managing tension between generations (particularly millennials entering leadership positions)

Registration is just $85.

Wisconsin Newspaper Association members can apply for a $50 stipend by being one of the first WPA members to sign up here.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify a data set from your beat that will likely produce a story, and sort and filter in Excel to locate a potential story.
  • Try out the right apps to use your smartphone to shoot photos, record interviews, dictate stories and go social.
  • Discover the best ways to find, pitch, tell and deliver a story.
  • Explore the basics and best practices of podcasting to find the balance between innovative podcast storytelling and the investment in time, expertise and money.
  • Move beyond pageviews to make analytics work for you. With the reader/listener as the focus, uncover the best tools.

Agenda

 

(Download a PDF of the agenda.)

 

The blue and green tracks on the agenda allow for smaller class sizes. All attendees receive the same instruction, just at different times.

 

Learn more here


Train in data, data viz, social, mobile and ethics at Albuquerque NewsTrain on Oct. 25-26, 2019

Albuquerque NewsTrain will offer a day and a half of digital training on Oct. 25 and 26, 2019, in conjunction with the New Mexico Press Association Convention and hosted by the University of New Mexico.

Training Sessions Include:

  • Getting your story read: maximizing and measuring social media for branding and audience engagement
  • Driving daily enterprise coverage with documents and data
  • Creating data visualizations to tell better stories
  • Mobile newsgathering: better storytelling with your smartphone
  • Turbocharge your reporting using online tools
  • Promoting ethics, trust and transparency in your daily work
  • Paradigm shifts in New Mexico journalism

Early-bird registration is $75 through Sept. 25; the rate increases to $85 on Sept. 26.

Members of the New Mexico Press Association (NMPA) should not register on this page. If your news organization is a member of NMPA, register for NewsTrain and the New Mexico Press Association Convention here.

For Albuquerque NewsTrain, competitive diversity scholarships are available for journalists, journalism students and journalism educators from diverse backgrounds; please see the information to the right for how to apply by Sept. 18.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Improve your writing on social media, establish your brand, encourage community engagement, and measure how well your social media efforts are working.
  • Use social media to locate diverse expert and “real people” sources, listen to your community and identify news stories, crowdsource using Google Forms and call-outs, and create a social dossier on a person in the news.
  • Use data and documents to bring an enterprising mindset to daily work.
  • Create simple data visualizations such as charts and maps.
  • Promote ethical behavior and transparency as a way to increase audience trust.
  • Stock your smartphone with the right apps to shoot better news photos, record interviews, dictate stories and create on-the-go images-with-text for social media.
  • Coordinate with other news organizations to create more powerful journalism.

Agenda

   

(DOWNLOAD a PDF of the AGENDA.)

The blue and green tracks on the agenda allow for smaller class sizes. All attendees receive the same instruction, just at different times.

REGISTER HERE

 

Learn more at bit.ly/NMNewsTrain


Mike Simons of The Tulsa World wins May Member Photo of the Month

The Associated Press Media Editors has honored this photograph as National Member Photo of the Month forMay 2019

 

Thanks to Matthew Fortner, Sylvia Jarrus, Brad Nettles, Lauren Petracca and Andrew Whitaker at The Post and Currier for judging this month. 

 

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

 

There were so many good photos that the judges were split over favorites, but there was one that resonated with everyone. The image by Mike Simons might have a bit of lighter tenor for a flooding story, but the composition and moment come together nicely for an unexpected photograph.

 

Below is the link to all images entered forMayand the winner is slide 22.

 

http://apphotocontests.ap.org/APME_POM/APME_POM_may_2019/index.html

 

 

Samantha Karnes and her son Anthony Pickett, 3, walk up to their neighbor's mobile home to check on him as floodwater from the Arkansas River approaches at the Riverside Mobile Home Park in Muskogee, Okla., Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)


NewsTrain is coming to Austin, California, New York, Oregon and Nebraska in 2020

For just $75, you can up your digital game with highly rated training at an APME NewsTrain workshop in California, New York, Oregon or Nebraska in 2020.

Here are the locations and hosts for the workshops:

  • Fresno, California, hosted by California State University, Fresno;
  • Rochester, New York, hosted by the Democrat and Chronicle;
  • Austin, Texas, hosted by GateHouse Media LLC and the Austin American-Statesman;

  • Eugene, Oregon, hosted by the University of Oregon; and
  • Lincoln, Nebraska, hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

To be notified when dates, agendas and trainers are set for these workshops, please provide an email at bit.ly/NewsTrain2020.

The sites were selected from applications by committees of local journalists throughout the United States and Canada. These successful committees will conduct an assessment of the needs in their newsrooms to determine which skills will be taught at the workshops.

Since 2003, Associated Press Media Editors (APME) has sponsored NewsTrain in serving more than 7,600 journalists at 93 workshops. It will achieve its 100th workshop in 2020, having brought its cutting-edge training to all 50 states and three Canadian provinces.

NewsTrains in fall 2019 will be:

Attendees consistently rate its interactive sessions as 4.5, with 5 as highly effective and highly useful. Instructors are accomplished journalists with both frontline and teaching experience.

To apply to be a NewsTrain site in 2021, email NewsTrain Project Co-director Laura Sellers-Earl to get an alert when applications open in early 2020 at bit.ly/HostNewsTrain.

NewsTrain’s low tuition is made possible by donors, big and small, who have included The Associated Press, GateHouse Media LLC, APME past and present board members, and the APME, Newhouse and Gannett foundations.

To keep NewsTrain serving journalists in their communities, please donate at bit.ly/NewsTraindonate.

Contact: Linda Austin, laustin.newstrain@gmail.com, or Laura Sellers-Earl, lsellers.newstrain@gmail.com, NewsTrain project co-directors


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.


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