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Aug. 31, 2018: Deadline to register for the News Leadership Conference and bring a collegue for $100
Sept. 7-8, 2018: NewsTrain workshop in Greenville, S.C.
Sept. 11-12, 2018: ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference, Austin, Texas
Aug. 22, 2018:
Early bird deadline for NewsTrain workshop in Denton, Texas
Sept. 22, 2018:
NewsTrain workshop in Denton, Texas
March 2019: NewsTrain workshop in Toronto
April 2019: NewsTrain workshop in Denver
2019: NewsTrain workshops in Austin and Milwaukee


Register now through Aug. 31 to bring a colleague for $100

The 2018 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference kicks off in just a month! For two full days at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, we'll address the latest innovations in content and technology, leadership strategies, new business models and more. Check out the schedule and sign up now to join us Sept. 11-12!
Five things you don't want to miss:

1. ASNE-APME hotel room rate no longer available

Our discounted group rate in the ASNE-APME block at the onsite hotel at the conference center (1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705) has expired. The hotel might still have rooms available outside our block. You can call the hotel at 512-404-1900 and ask or check out these other hotels nearby.

Hampton Inn & Suites Austin @ The University/Capitol
(512) 499-8881

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin
(512) 478-7000

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin - University Area
(512) 479-4000

Courtyard by Marriott Austin-University Area
(512) 458-2340

2. Register now through Aug. 31 to bring your colleague for only $100

Those who register between now and Aug. 31 can bring a colleague for only $100. Email APME program assistant Laura Sellers at lsellers.newstrain@gmail.com to receive a promo code for this deal. Special rates are also available for retired members, spouses, students and APME's Regents. Lunch tickets ($40 a piece) for Tuesday, Sept. 11, and Wednesday, Sept. 12, can be purchased during registration. 
 
3. ASNE and APME awards presentation/reception
 
Come celebrate and honor the winners of the 2018 ASNE and APME awards, whose work was a collection of best journalism that showed the positive impact of watchdog reporting and shed light on issues affecting underrepresented communities. The reception is scheduled for 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12. 
 
4. Diversity Report

Join us for the release of the annual ASNE diversity survey. We'll examine the representation of diverse backgrounds/experiences in newsrooms and news coverage and provide tips on recruitment and retention. Join top officials from the Maynard Institute for a truncated version of its highly sought-after Fault Lines training program and learn how its diversity framework can help your staff produce better journalism.
 
Confirmed speakers: Meredith Clark, assistant professor, University of Virginia Department of Media Studies; LaToya Drake, spokesperson, Google News Lab; Teri Hayt, executive director, ASNE; Evelyn Hsu, co-executive director, Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education; Karen Magnuson (moderator), editor and vice president of news, Rochester (New York) Democrat and Chronicle; Martin Reynolds, co-executive director, Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education; and Hollis Towns, executive editor/vice president of news, Asbury Park Press

5. Innovation Track: Measuring Success

Publishers are creating their own analytics, combining proprietary data with Omniture and Chartbeat, to better match the goals of their newsrooms. These new scores do a much better job of judging the work of reporters and editors in the age of subscribers. How do you develop proprietary analytics that help your newsroom succeed in its mission?

Confirmed speakers: Suki Dardarian, senior managing editor and vice president, Minneapolis Star Tribune; Gabe Escobar, editor and vice president, Philadelphia Media Network; Tom Rosenstiel (moderator), executive director, American Press Institute; Erica Smith, online editor and director of digital strategy, The Virginian-Pilot; and Liz Worthington, director of content strategy, American Press Institute

This session is sponsored by The Lenfest Institute for Journalism and Philadelphia Media Network.


Exceptional trainers offer high-value digital skills workshop at Greenville NewsTrain for just $85

APME’s NewsTrain is bringing affordable training in digital-journalism skills to Greenville, S.C, on Sept. 7-8 at the Younts Conference Center at Furman University.

The Registration is just $85.

Training Sessions Include:

• Storytelling on mobile: making smart choices
• Data-driven enterprise off your beat
• Getting your story read: maximizing and measuring social media for branding and audience engagement
• Becoming a verification ninja
• Mobile newsgathering: better reporting with your smartphone
• Using social media as powerful reporting tools
• Can you unplug? Making time to have a life

You Will Learn How To:

• Identify the best way to tell a particular story on a small screen.
• Identify a data set from your beat that will likely produce a story, and sort and filter in Excel to locate a potential story.
• Improve your writing on social media, establish your brand, encourage community engagement, and measure how well your social media efforts are working.
• Identify accurate content and debunk hoaxes.
• Use social media for sourcing, spotting news trends and verifying user-generated content.
• Turn your smartphone into a versatile, multimedia reporting tool in the field.
• Better manage your time and that of your newsroom teams.

Our accomplished trainers are:

Jeremy Caplan a journalist and teacher who loves exploring new directions for journalism. his present focus is helping the Newmark J-School train an emerging generation of creative, entrepreneurial journalists. In the previous phase of his career, as a reporter for Time Magazine, Caplan wrote about new approaches to business and about the impact of new technology on the way we live. When he’s not teaching at the J-School, he gives talks and leads workshops about digital media. Caplan loves sharing tips, tools and techniques for making effective use of digital tools to streamline and enjoy life. @jeremycaplan

Derrick Ho guides the strategy and development roadmap for mobile apps, mobile web and distributed platforms, by balancing readers' needs, business requirements and internal resources for McClatchy's newspapers. He was formerly deputy digital editor of The Straits Times, Singapore's most-widely read newspaper, where he led the newsroom's multi-platform real-time coverage of key news and political events. Ho also oversaw the relaunch of The Straits Times' website and apps, and established a team to create new story-telling formats including long-form narrative and explanatory projects, interactive graphics and e-books. He has also written for CNN.com and The Associated Press. Ho graduated with a masters in journalism from the University of Missouri, specializing in multimedia journalism, digital strategy and technology. In his free time, he gawks at awesome web and magazine designs, listens to movie soundtracks, and practices yoga. @derrickhozw

Cal Lundmark is the social media editor and regional audience growth producer for The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C. As part of the regional team, she works with eight McClatchy newsrooms throughout North and South Carolina. She has a master’s in mass communication from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in Phoenix, specializing in digital audience engagement and social media best practices for news media. She has worked for Cronkite News, the Phoenix New Times as a food and drink reporter and volunteered with radio station KUPS in Tacoma, Washington, as well as her collegiate newspaper, The Trail. @calundmark

Ron Nixon is The New York Times’s homeland security correspondent. He is based in the Washington bureau, where he covers border and aviation security, immigration, cybercrime and cyber security, transnational crime, and violent extremism. Nixon is also the author of “Selling Apartheid: Apartheid South Africa’s Global Propaganda War” (Jacana Media, June 2015). He is currently the visiting associate for Journalism and Media Studies at The University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. @NixonRon

Mark Stencel teaches journalism and oversees media studies projects at Duke University while applying lessons from senior roles at NPR, Congressional Quarterly and the Washington Post for media clients and other academic research centers. He is the author of "Fact-Check This" for the American Press Institute.
@markstencel



APME offers mentoring opportunities for emerging newsroom leaders

The Associated Press Media Editors is looking for emerging-career editors who would benefit from a year of one-on-one mentoring from an editor more established in his or her career.

Ten emerging newsroom leaders will be selected to participate in the first year of this program. Those chosen will be paired with veteran editors whose expertise best matches the career goals of the applicant.

If that sounds like you, or someone you know, please complete/share this application.

This is a one-year program with selections announced by email in August and a first meeting of mentor/mentee in September (in person, if possible, at the ASNE-ASNE News Leadership Conference in Austin, Texas).


Sign up now to save on this full day of digital journalism training in Denton

Denton NewsTrain will offer a full day of digital training on Sept. 22, 2018, at the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas in the University Union, room 333, 1155 Union Circle. It is 41 miles north of Dallas and 38 miles north of Fort Worth.

Early-bird registration is $75 through Aug. 22; the rate increases to $85 on Aug. 23. Sign up soon for the best rate and a chance to receive an AP Stylebook (a $22.95 value).

Training Sessions Include:

• Data-driven enterprise off your beat
• Shooting smarter video with your smartphone
• Getting your story read: maximizing social media for branding and audience engagement
• Use data visualization to tell better stories
• Storytelling on mobile: making smart choices

You Will Learn How To:

• Identify the best way to tell a particular story on a small screen.
• Identify a data set from your beat that will likely produce a story, and sort and filter in Excel to locate a potential story.
• Improve your writing on social media, establish your brand, encourage community engagement, and measure how well your social media efforts are working.
• Sequence your best five shots to produce video news clips of under one minute with minimal editing.
• Design informational graphics with impact, such as maps and charts, using free and easy-to-use tools.

Among our accomplished trainers are:

Dana Amihere recently joined KPCC, Southern California's NPR affiliate, as data editor, where she will help lead the station's data visualization and digital storytelling efforts. Previously, she worked as an interactive editor at The Dallas Morning News, as a web developer for Pew Research Center’s digital team and as an interactive designer on The Baltimore Sun’s data desk. @write_this_way

Saul Garza is an UNT alum and has been a journalist for 26 years, most recently as the senior reporter for KDFW Fox 4’s Good Day, the highest-rated newscast in North Texas. He’s been nominated for a Lone Star Emmy for his work on the popular franchise. After 19 years at KDFW, Garza decided to hang up the mic in May, and he is now the social media and media relations manager of the city of Garland. Garza is on the executive board at UNT’s Radio-TV-Film Department. He’s also the former president of Hispanic Communicators DFW, the local chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. @SaulGarzaMedia

Tawnell D. Hobbs joined The Wall Street Journal in July 2016 as the national K-12 education reporter. Before that, she was an education reporter at The Dallas Morning News for 16 years. Hobbs started her journalism career at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where she covered education and other beats. She teaches computer-assisted reporting at Texas Christian University and uses the method often to find stories or to strengthen them. As she tells her students, “The stories are in the data.” Hobbs has won numerous awards, including sharing a 2016 National Headliner Award for education writing with a team of reporters. Before her journalism career, she served in the U.S. Air Force and the Texas Air National Guard for a combined 10 years. @tawnell.

Christy Robinson is the digital coordinator at public media station KERA in North Texas. Before that, she worked in digital for Computer Task Group and The Dallas Morning News. Robinson specializes in growing audiences, improving user experience, communicating analytics, coaching colleagues, organic and paid social media strategy, web copy writing and editing, testing and conversion and SEO. @christyrobinson

Hannah Wise is the engagement editor at The Dallas Morning News. She oversees the newsroom's social media strategy and seeks ways to cultivate conversation around the News' journalism. Wise is the Online News Association Dallas-Fort Worth chapter co-founder and president. She is the stitching maven behind behind the viral Instagram account @sewmanycomments where she doesn't read the comments, but sews them. She is pursuing her master's in journalism at the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas. @hwise29

To learn more, visit bit.ly/DentonNewsTrain or email Laura Sellers, NewsTrain program assistant.

To get updates for any of the upcoming NewsTrains, visit this page and signup.


ASNE and APME share best practices and tips to help keep journalists safe under fire

The American Society of News Editors and the Associated Press Media Editors offer this two-page tip sheet with some of the best wisdom of journalism organizations committed to journalist safety and the pursuit of a free and dedicated press corps.

We are committed to helping our colleagues at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, but offer this as a guide to preparing for the worst.

Your helpful advice and comments are welcome at apme@ap.org.

Click here to download a PDF.



ASNE, APME agree to pursue merger plan

Columbia, Mo., and New York (June 14, 2018) -The American Society of News Editors and the Associated Press Media Editors are advancing a merger plan aimed at creating a new journalism leadership organization.

The executive teams of ASNE and APME met Sundayin New York City and agreed to proceed with merger recommendations developed over months of talks between the groups.

The new organization will support current news leaders, help develop emerging leaders and represent a stronger, more unified voice that defends a free and independent press.

"The proposed merger of ASNE and APME represents an opportunity to create a new and vibrant organization with an even stronger voice to defend press freedom, promote diversity and inclusiveness in content and coverage and build the next generation of journalism leaders," said ASNE President Alfredo Carbajal, managing editor of Al Día at The Dallas Morning News. "In proceeding with this merger, we also recognize and honor the legacy of both ASNE and APME, who for decades have served news leaders and helped to uphold journalism's highest values and standards."

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