Nation’s capital to host 2017 APME-ASNE conference
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Posted by: Laura Sellers-Earl
Washington is always a great place for an editors’ conference.
But in 2017, is there anyplace else you’d rather be?
The nation’s capital will be the site of the 2017 Associated Press Media Editors-American Society of News Editors News Leadership Conference. We’ll be joined once again by the Associated Press Photo Managers.
The conference will open on Sunday, Oct. 8, and run through midday Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Marriott Wardman Park in beautiful Northwest Washington. The ASNE-APME conference will start one day after the conclusion of the 2017 meeting of the Online News Association, also at the Marriott Wardman Park.
Leaders of APME and ASNE say Washington is the perfect spot for next year’s conference.
“The D.C. site will make travel easier for news executives who want to attend the News Leadership Conference and ONA,” said APME President Bill Church, senior vice president for news for GateHouse Media.
ASNE President Mizell Stewart III said: “This is a perfect time to return to Washington with a new president in the White House and First Amendment freedoms coming under greater attack.”
Stewart is vice president of news operations for Gannett and the USA TODAY Network.
Here are three things to know about the convention location:
1. The Marriott Wardman Park is just a few steps from the Woodley Park/Zoo stop on the Washington Metro’s Red Line. From there, it’s a quick trip to landmarks like the White House and Capitol Hill.
2. The National Zoo itself is a short walk up Connecticut Avenue from the hotel. Admission to the zoo is always free.
3. Not interested in the zoo? Take Uber to explore beautiful, historic Washington National Cathedral or the gardens at Dumbarton Oaks, both within a mile of the hotel.
A committee with members of both organizations is already at work planning the conference. Watch for more details at apme.com or on our Facebook page.