Two-for-one Registration Offer for APME Conference
Monday, August 15, 2011
Posted by: Jack Lail
New Offer: Any editor who pays for a conference
registration may add a second editor for no further registration charge. The
second editor must be an APME member. To join,visit: www.apme.com
Program for Reaching New Heights: Embracing
Tomorrow Today! APME Annual Conference, Embassy Suites Downtown Denver, Sept.
The Future of News. AP
President & CEO Tom Curley; Dean Singleton, Chairman and CEO, MediaNews
Group; and Kate Marymont, Vice President/News, U.S. Community Publishing,
Gannett Co. Moderator: APME President Hollis R. Towns, Executive Editor, Asbury
Park Press, Neptune, NJ.
Using Social Media in the Newsroom. A boot camp for news executives. Get advice
on setting social media strategy, managing social media performance, what
social networks to pay attention to and establishing guidelines. AP Assistant
Managing Editor Ted Anthony.
Facebook for Journalists: Engaging Readers. Vadim Lavrusik, Journalism Program
Manager, Facebook. Moderator: Jack Lail, Director of News Innovation, Knoxville
(Tenn.) News Sentinel.
How to Make Comments Engaging. David Arkin, Executive Director, News &
Interactive Division, GateHouse Media; Steve Buttry, Director of
Engagement, Journal Register Co.; Bobby Burton, President, 24/7Sports.
Moderator: Jack Lail, Director of News Innovation, Knoxville (Tenn.) News
Opening Reception and Auction. The Denver Post, sponsored by MediaNews
Group. Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock will welcome attendees.
Innovator of the Year Awards. Finalists: The Kansas City (Mo.) Star for its Midwest
Democracy project; The Register Citizen, Torrington, Conn., for its Open
Newsroom project; and Pennsylvania newspapers for APME-AP Broken Budgets
project. Moderator: Laura Sellers-Earl, Director, Audience Development, East
Oregonian Publishing Co., Astoria, Ore.
How to deal with the restrictions sports leagues and organizations try to place
on newspapers and websites. Bob Bowman, Chief Executive Officer, MLB Advanced
Media, and Dave Tomlin, AP Assistant General Counsel. Moderator: John Cherwa,
Deputy Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times.
a.m. Wrestling Hyperlocal. "The Truth about Patch.com.” While not the only
hyperlocal online news network on the scene, AOL's Patch.com has caused the
biggest stir within the newspaper industry since its launch in 2009. Many
newspapers are competing head to head for both news and advertising dollars,
competing to retain reporters who are being lured away, and even changing news
practices to better compete. But is Patch.com really a long-term threat to our
local news businesses, or is it destined to financially flame out? A panel of
experts discusses the Patch.com business model, its progress to date, and some
surprising facts. John Lynch, Serengeti Communications; Brian Timpone, CEO,
BlockShopper.com/Journatic; and Neal Simpson, The (Quincy, Mass.) Patriot
Ledger, reporter and former Patch.com staffer. Moderator: Brad Dennison,
GateHouse Media Inc., Vice President of News & Interactive.
a.m. AP News Presentation. AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll and AP Senior
Managing Editor Mike Oreskes.
p.m. The 2011 Awards Luncheon. AP Staff Awards. 10th Anniversary Robert
McGruder Awards for Diversity Leadership. APME and APPM Awards Celebration.
A Conversation with Julian Assange. How WikiLeaks changed our approach to
Information in the 21st century. Moderator: Martin Reynolds, editor, The
Oakland (Calif.) Tribune.
First Amendment/Public Records. How to protect sources, reporters and news
organizations in an era in which there’s no federal shield or privilege against
compelled testimony and when the government can – and routinely does – secretly
monitor our communications and records to check on who’s telling us what. Dave
Tomlin, AP Assistant General Counsel; Laura Frank, Rocky Mountain Investigative
News Network, and Steve Zansberg, Levine Sullivan Kock & Schulz. Moderator:
David Bailey, Managing Editor, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
APME Election Results/Annual Meeting. APME President Hollis R. Towns.
"Deadline.” Movie Screening. "Deadline” is the story of the murder of an
African American youth in rural Alabama that has gone unpunished, unsolved and
uninvestigated for more than 20 years. But that changes when Nashville (Tenn.)
Times reporter Matt Harper meets an idealistic young blueblood bent on discovering
the truth. Created by Mark Ethridge, former managing editor, Charlotte (N.C.)
Observer. Inspired by a true story. "Deadline” is adapted from Ethridge’s
Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants. Warning Track party area. Coors
Field. Dinner/cash bar.
Moderator: Kurt Franck, Executive Editor, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio.
8:30 a.m. Gannett
Foundation Award for Digital Innovation in Watchdog Journalism. Randy
Lovely, Editor, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, and Bill Church, Statesman
Journal, Salem, Ore. Moderator: Alan Miller, Managing Editor, The Columbus
Collaborating with Non-Profits and The Associated Press. Stephen Engelberg,
Managing Editor, ProPublica; Mark Katches, Editorial Director, Center for
Investigative Reporting and California Watch; and Matt Moore, AP’s Pennsylvania
Managing and guiding digital work. Knowing what questions to ask, what to
pursue. Val Hoeppner, Director of Education, Freedom Forum Diversity Institute,
Bringing National and International Stories Home. John Schidlovsky,
director, International Reporting Project, and AP Tokyo News Editor Eric
Feedback – The Master Class. It’s harder than ever for busy editors to provide the
feedback journalists want – and need. You can't add more hours to your day, but
Poynter's Jill Geisler will show you how to UPGRADE the feedback you currently
provide. In this fun, interactive session, you'll assess your current approach,
discover new opportunities and techniques – and discover what the world looks like
when you're wearing "feedback glasses."
p.m. "Deadline Every Second.” Movie screening. "Deadline Every
Second” is a new documentary showing 12 AP photojournalists in action worldwide
in eight countries as they cover war, political clashes, financial markets,
natural disasters, sports and human interest stories. Ken Kobré, Producer; John
Hewitt, Co-Producer and Editor. Moderator: AP Photo Director Santiago Lyon.
Lunch, box lunches will be available.
Jill Geisler, Leadership and Management Group Leader at the Poynter Institute,
is offering her popular one-on-one coaching sessions on Thursday, Sept. 15, on
a first-come, first-serve basis. No charge to APME members. Please email Sally
Jacobsen at firstname.lastname@example.org sign up for the