APME UPDATE Jan. 13, 2016
SAVE THE DATE
March 4, 2017: NewsTrain workshop in Norman, Oklahoma
Oct. 8-11, 2017: ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference, Washington, D.C.
Train in social, data, smartphone- and 360-video at Norman, Oklahoma, NewsTrain March 4
For just $75, early-bird registrants can get a full day of digital training at APME’s NewsTrain workshop in Norman, Oklahoma, on March 4.
• Using social media as powerful reporting tools,
• Producing data-driven enterprise stories off your beat,
• Shooting short, shareable smartphone video,
• Experimenting with virtual reality and 360-video to tell immersive stories,
• Planning for breaking news in a mobile-first, multiplatform environment, and
• Identifying and accessing the public records you need to tell compelling stories.
Register by Feb. 4 at bit.ly/NormanNewsTrain to get the early-bird discount. Registration increases to $85 on Feb. 5.
Journalists, journalism students and journalism educators from diverse backgrounds are invited to apply by Feb. 1 for diversity scholarships, which cover the $75 registration fee.
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The 2017 Associated Press Media Editors awards, honoring journalism excellence and innovation, are open for entries
The Associated Press Media Editors is now accepting entries to its annual awards competition, honoring excellence and innovation in newspapers, radio, television and digital news sites in the United States and Canada.
The 2016 awards reflect APME’s continuing commitment to serve news organizations of every size and mission by offering early-bird and multiple-entry discounts to members.
The final deadline for all entries is March 1, 2017.
Eligible work must have been posted, published or launched between Jan. 1, 2016, and Dec. 31, 2016. News organizations can submit the same entry in up to two categories.
The fee for APME members is $60 per entry if submitted by Dec. 31. After that, the fee returns to the regular $75 for members, and $100 per entry for non-APME members. However, member organizations submitting three or more entries will continue to receive the discount of $60 per entry until March 1.
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GREAT IDEAS: DoThis• Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News
The weekend sections of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News got a long awaited face-lift — in print and online — in May 2016 with the launch of “DoThis” under the direction of assistant features editor, Molly Eichel.
The overhaul is a total departure from the old weekend section, from the way it’s produced, the coverage and the look, to how it works online. Because DoThis includes more (and shorter) stories that are a reader service or that serve as evergreen, two story styles that work for a digital audience, as shown by analytics, we can drop content online throughout the week. The result is a must-consult section infused with immediacy and a youthful sensibility that both reflects and feeds the digital needs of Philly.com.
Each week the Inquirer and Daily News share the entire entertainment content — not just DoThis stories but actual pages — which requires an unprecedented level of communication and coordination with advertising, page makeup, and the features and design desks of both papers. No small feat.
It was the first comprehensive, and weekly, joint venture of the three staffs (Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com) after merging into one newsroom at the beginning of the year, and paved the way for subsequent — and successful — combined efforts.
DoThis is an example of content that serves a variety of audiences, with a variety of tastes, in a variety of formats. We believe it is a vehicle that can be duplicated in other markets. We are proud to say DoThis began in Philadelphia.
— Michelle Bjork
Link to the eBook and see all the 2016 Great ideas!
AP: Trump has taken few steps to disentangle from private empire
Oregonian: “Escaped” GMO grass defies eradication, divides seed industry
Des Moines Register: Penny sales tax funds athletic, extra school projects
Louisville Courier-Journal: Child abuse findings voided secretly in Kentucky
Times Picayune: Children of incarcerated parents are forgotten victims
Austin American-Statesman: Bad grades, hiring practices doom lab leader
New York Times: Kushner, Trump in-law and adviser, chases a Chinese deal
Arizona Republic: Pattern of political donations raises concerns
Seattle Times: How Washington state education system hurts poor schools
New York Times: Confirmation hearings begin without all background checks
San Francisco Chronicle: Emergency dispatchers fall behind
Los Angeles Times: Pay raise comes with loss of cheap childcare for some
Washington Post: Makers of gun silencers want restrictions lifted
Dallas Morning News: Child abuse deaths on rise despite governor’s efforts
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Convicted kingpin left trail of blighted houses
OPEN RECORDS, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
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Suit claims inmate punished for communicating with reporter
WikiLeaks: Russia hacking report was political document
Committee to Protect Journalists boosted by Streep's appeal
Trump, McCain weigh in on Meryl Streep's Globes speech
Twitter boots ex-pharma exec Martin Shkreli for harassment
Trump, amid media battles, meets with Conde Nast executives
US belief missing journalist is alive boosts parents' hopes
Northwest Cable News set to go off air
MSNBC hires Greta Van Susteren for evening show
Fox News says Tucker Carlson to take Megyn Kelly time slot
Attorney General sides with newspaper in public record fight
'CBS This Morning' marks 5 years of 're-imagining the news'
Hulu adds CBS for upcoming live TV streaming service
Inmate was beaten to death in rare Iowa prison homicid
Wichita Eagle to move to new headquarters in Old Town
Megyn Kelly leaving Fox News, will host 2 shows on NBC
Joe Scarborough says he was with Trump, but not to party
The Dallas Morning News moving to former library building
Columbia, Missouri, newspaper to switch to morning delivery
Editor: Man buys 100s of papers to hide DWI arrest, mugshot
Fight against publishing notices in newspapers persists
WSJ: Reporter detained in Turkey for nearly 3 days released
China state broadcaster rebrands in international push
Lawyers quarrel over sealed documents in lane-closing case
93 journalists killed in 2016; 29 more die in accidents
Longtime editor Kai Diekmann leaves Germany's Bild
Study: Ad-tech use shines light on fringe, fake news sites
Refugee hopes to spark free press in Gambia
Fox News has kept most of its audience after the election
Continuing battle with media, Trump avoids news conference
Release of emails by Chicago mayor doesn't end dispute
McClatchy buys Herald-Sun newspaper of Durham
Maryland officials considered sanctions over 'Serial' audio
Report: At least 48 journalists killed on the job in 2016
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Iva Drapalova, former AP Prague correspondent, dies at 91
Iva Drapalova, a former Associated Press correspondent in Prague who covered Czechoslovakia with courage for two decades following the 1968 Soviet-led invasion, has died. She was 91. Drapalova's family said Tuesday, Jan. 3, that she died "quietly and suddenly" on Saturday. After her years with the AP, she worked for the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, the Washington Post and other major U.S. newspapers. Born April 4, 1925, in Svepravice near Prague, Drapalova spent World War II in Britain. After she returned to Czechoslovakia, she and her family were persecuted by the country's Communist regime during the 1950s. The AP hired her as a translator in 1968, the year that Moscow crushed the Prague Spring — the brief period of liberal reforms in Czechoslovakia under leader Alexander Dubcek. Drapalova later became the news agency's Prague correspondent, covering events after Warsaw Pact forces reasserted Soviet authority.
Read more: http://staging.hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_CZECH_OBIT_DRAPALOVA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-01-03-14-20-02
Journalist Clare Hollingworth, who broke news of WW II, dies
Clare Hollingworth, a British war correspondent who was the first to report the Nazi invasion of Poland that marked the beginning of World War II, died in Hong Kong on Tuesday, Jan. 10. She was 105. The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Hong Kong announced her death, calling her a beloved member with a remarkable career including "the scoop of the century." A determined journalist who defied gender barriers and narrowly escaped death several times, Hollingworth spent much of her career on the front lines of major conflicts, including in the Middle East, North Africa and Vietnam, working for British newspapers. She lived her final four decades in Hong Kong after being one of the few Western journalists stationed in China in the 1970s.
Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/01/10/world/asia/ap-as-hong-kong-obit-hollingworth.html
Columnist Nat Hentoff dies at 91
Nat Hentoff, an eclectic columnist, critic, novelist and agitator dedicated to music, free expression and defying the party line, died Saturday at age 91. His son, Tom Hentoff, said his father died from natural causes at his Manhattan apartment.
Schooled in the classics and the stories he heard from Duke Ellington and other jazz greats, Nat Hentoff enjoyed a diverse and iconoclastic career, basking in "the freedom to be infuriating on a myriad of subjects." He was a bearded, scholarly figure, a kind of secular rabbi, as likely to write a column about fiddler Bob Wills as a dissection of the Patriot Act, to have his name appear in the liberal Village Voice as the far-right WorldNetDaily.com, where his column last appeared in August 2016.
Read more: http://www.semissourian.com/story/2375245.html
Walter Wick, who helped grow family newspaper company, dies
The former publisher of Arizona's Sierra Vista Herald, who with his brother grew Wick Communications into a media company with publications in 11 states, has died. He was 85. Walter M. Wick died Christmas morning at his home in Hereford. He had pancreatic cancer. His brother, Robert Wick, told the Herald that he was "as blessed as any brother could be with Walter's presence in my life." The brothers bought their uncle's interest in the company in 1965. They took over full ownership when their father died in 1981. Their father, Milton Wick, and uncle, James, founded the company when they acquired the family's first newspaper in 1926 in Niles, Ohio.
Read more: http://journalstar.com/news/national/obituaries/walter-wick-who-helped-grow-family-newspaper-company-dies/article_ed03130c-4ce3-52a0-89ba-6e8cde741cb7.amp.html