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Early bird deadline for NewsTrain workshop in Denton, Texas
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NewsTrain workshop in Denton, Texas
March 2019: NewsTrain workshop in Toronto

News leadership groups share in a moment of silence in newsrooms for the Capital Gazette

The tragedy last Thursday at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, tears at our hearts, tugs at our compassion and calls forth our fears for the safety of all those on the front lines of truth, accountability and journalistic pursuit.

To honor those who lost their lives and to show support to those who lost family, friends, co-workers and peers, ASNE and APME asked newsrooms around the globe to join The Baltimore Sun Media Group in a moment of silence spent in contemplation, prayer, reflection or meditation at 2:33 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 5, 2018.

As we united in solidarity behind the grit of the Capital Gazette team and its media family, let us remember the very real needs of those in Annapolis. Funds have been set up for the families of those lost and to assist the newsroom with its recovery. Please consider giving help where help is sorely needed.

ASNE and APME also encourage all newsrooms to review and share this two-page tip sheet we put together with some of the best wisdom of journalism organizations committed to journalist safety and the pursuit of a free and dedicated press corps.

With our arms and hearts wide open,

American Society of News Editors                                 Associated Press Media Editors

                                                  

Alfredo Carbajal, president                                             Jim Simon, president

See some of the remembrances during the July 5 moment of silence.

The Columbus Dispatch newsroom.

AP: Silence in newsrooms as 5 slain at Maryland paper remembered


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.

Updates are planned in the coming days.


APME members stand in support of the journalists and staffers at the Capital Gazette

The Associated Press Media Editors share in the shock and sadness surrounding the horrific events at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland.

While much is still to be learned, the devastating loss of life, life-altering injury to some and the trauma the co-workers and community members must feel are in our hearts and on our minds.

We pledge our support in their recovery and support them in the means it takes to mend the hurt and loss. We will support these journalists to enable them to keep covering their community and standing for the values we all treasure – freedom of the press, an obligation to the truth, being on the frontline as a watchdog and a way for many to have a voice. We respect that journalists who follow this creed are human, have families, are a vital part of this great society and and are all too mortal.

In the coming days, we hope to help in a concrete way to support the recovery, along with our partners in journalism leadership, including ASNE. Join us and, through your support, lift up our extended family at the Capital Gazette.

Please donate to the website set up by Tronc through The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County.

If you have wishes or ways to help, please email apme@ap.org.



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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Take our survey about APME News, Update, NewsTrain and tell us how to serve you better

This month, APME and ASNE announced the two journalism leadership groups intended to pursue plans to merge. We’d appreciate 15 minutes of your time to answer some questions as we seek to serve you better as we explore the future. One respondent, drawn at random, will receive a waiver for one entry to the 2019 APME Journalism Excellence contests (Up to $100 value)

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Great programming planned at ASNE-APME conference

The 2018 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference is approaching quickly. 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 usSept. 11-12!
 
Five things you don't want to miss: 

1. Keeping Your Newsroom Safe

What are the tools you need to ensure the well-being of your reporters and editors? How do you defuse potentially troublesome situations and keep them from growing into something bigger? We will review industry best practices and examine the difficult decisions we make every day. 
 
2. Innovation Track: From Table Stakes to Results
 
How four newsrooms used their training to drive meaningful results on the web and in business. Panelists will give speed talks on four specific successful efforts, followed by a discussion.
 
Confirmed speakers: Nancy Barnes, editor and executive vice president, Houston Chronicle; Neil Chase(moderator), executive editor, Bay Area News Group; Don Shelton, executive editor, The Seattle Times; George Stanley, chief executive of news, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; and Stan Wischnowski, executive editor and senior vice president, Philadelphia Media Network

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

3. 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; 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; and Martin Reynolds, co-executive director, Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
 
4. What Do I need to Know
 
It is impossible to keep up with all the latest developments in an industry that is constantly evolving so we will do it for you. You will learn the latest in everything from visual storytelling breakthroughs to new business models. What does it do? How much does it cost? How do I use it to tell stories in a newsroom my size? You will leave with recommendations on where you should invest your resources. We will update you on the state of video and podcasts and report back on the new startup moves in journalism, fueled by Spirited Media and The Athletic.
 
Confirmed speaker: Jeremy Gilbert, director of strategic initiatives, The Washington Post
 
5. Book your hotel room, book your hotel room
 
We strongly encourage you to book your hotel room as soon as possible to get the $219 nightly rate in the ASNE-APME room block at the onsite hotel at the conference center.  

Currently, our block is sold out for the night of Sept. 12, though there are still rooms available at the hotel outside of our block. If your reservation includes the night of Sept. 12, then the online registration system won't let you reserve a room. Instead, please call 512-404-1900 and reference the program name "ASNE-APME" to book any stays that include the night of Sept. 12.

Registration and hotel

The registration fee is $275 for members of ASNE and APME and $375 for nonmembers. Lunch tickets are $40 a piece and can be purchased when you register or separately through the online store.
A terrific group rate is available at the on-site hotel at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center for $219/night Sunday, Sept. 9, through Tuesday, Sept. 11. 
Our room block is sold out for the night of Sept. 12. However, there are currently still rooms available at the hotel for the night of Sept. 12 outside of the ASNE-APME block. If your reservation includes the night of Sept. 12, then the online registration system won't let you reserve a room. Instead, please call 512-404-1900 and reference the program name "ASNE-APME" to book any stays that include the night of Sept. 12.

Reservations must be made by Thursday, Aug. 9 (no extension after this date).

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Sign-up now to receive the early-bird rate and a free AP Stylebook for the Greenville NewsTrain

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 early-bird rate of just $75 is good until Aug. 7; the rate increases to $85 on Aug. 8. The first 20 to sign up receive a free AP Stylebook (a $22.95 value).

There are five diversity scholarships funded by the APME Foundation for the workshop. Apply to be a Greenville diversity scholar at http://bit.ly/2MjKPPH by July 27.

Columbus, Ohio, NewsTrain alum and diversity scholar Khristopher J. Brooks posted a video of some of what he experienced in October 2017 and wrote about his experience here.

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.

Among our accomplished trainers are:

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 a Washington correspondent for The New York Times who covers the federal regulatory agencies. He is a visiting associate for journalism and media studies at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and a former adjunct professor at Howard University. A former training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors, he has taught investigative reporting and data journalism to reporters nationwide and abroad. @NixonRon

Taylor C. Shaw 
is a regional audience growth producer. She oversees social media strategy and seeks ways to have comfortable conversations online with readers of the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. and the Herald-Sun in Durham, N.C. Most recently, Shaw was the digital executive producer at KSHB-TV in Kansas City, Missouri. Even though she calls North Carolina “home,” Shaw has also lived and worked in Knoxville, Tennessee and Washington, D.C. She has her master’s in journalism from the American University School of Communication. She is also graduate of William Peace University in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she studied mass communication and political science. Shaw co-leads the Online News Association Triangle NC chapter and a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. She was a participant of Poynter’s 2017 Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media. @taylorcshaw

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

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

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 is an interactive editor for The Dallas Morning News, contributing to the newspaper’s digital storytelling and data visualization efforts. Previously, she worked 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

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.

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.


Nominations Needed for The Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership

“Diversity is a core value as important as upholding our First Amendment responsibilities as a free press,” Karen Magnuson, the executive editor of the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, NY, recently wrote.

 

“How could we inspire inclusive problem-solving in our community if we are not inclusive ourselves?”

 

We are seeking nominations for individuals or news organizations whose actions and work reflect a strong commitment to diversity in honor of the late Robert G. McGruder, a former Detroit Free Press executive editor and former managing editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland.

 

McGruder died of cancer in 2002 but spent his career championing diversity throughout our industry.

Nominees should have made a significant contribution during one or more years to improving diversity both through retention and recruitment in their workplaces and also through news content.

 

The Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership is co-sponsored by The Associated Press Media Editors and the American Society of News Editors.

 

This year’s winner will be announced during the annual APME-ASNE conference Sept. 11-12 in Austin, Texas. The winner receives $2,500 and a leadership trophy.

 

Please consider nominating someone for this worthy honor by midnight Aug. 3, 2018.

 

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