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March 4, 2017: NewsTrain workshop in Norman, Oklahoma
Oct. 8-11, 2017: ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference, Washington, D.C.

Apply by Feb. 1 for diversity scholarships to train in social, data, mobile- and 360-video at Norman, Okla., NewsTrain March 4

Apply by Feb. 1 for competitive diversity scholarships to attend a cutting-edge journalism workshop in Norman, Oklahoma, on March 4.

NewsTrain, APME’s traveling workshop for journalists, is coming to the University of Oklahoma.

Norman NewsTrain attendees will experience a full day of digital training taught by accomplished journalists. Sessions include:

• 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 Oklahoma public records you need.

For successful scholarship applicants, the $75 early-bird registration fee is waived, but they are responsible for travel expenses. Journalists, journalism students and journalism educators from diverse backgrounds are invited to apply by Feb. 1 at

NewsTrain attendees regularly rate their training as 4.5, with 5 as highly effective and highly useful. "This is the best hands-on collection of practical sessions with knowledgeable ‘in-the-field’ instructors I’ve experienced,” said Kelly Shiers, a reporter in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Can’t make it to Norman? NewsTrain will be in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 21, and Seattle, Washington, and Beverly, Massachusetts (outside Boston), in the fall. Please sign up here to be notified when these workshops are open for registration and accepting diversity-scholarship applications.

Questions? Email Linda Austin, NewsTrain project director.


The 2017 Associated Press Media Editors awards, honoring journalism excellence and innovation, are open for entries

Do you have a great journalism innovation? Win money for it! The APME Awards are open for entries. If you win Innovator of the Year, you win $1,000.

Award Spotlight: Innovator of the Year

Criteria: Entries will be judged by how journalists or their organizations create, execute and sustain a cutting-edge concept that could be successfully be adopted by other news media. The innovation can be in product development, organizational change, audience advancement, or any other effort that enhances the viability of news organizations.

Eligibility: Journalists with Associated Press or Canadian Press member organizations, or the organizations themselves, are eligible.

Nominations: Individuals, news organizations, professional societies, journalism schools, state AP associations and others may submit nominations.

The deadline for all entries is March 1, 2017.

Last year's Grand Prize winner is the Northwest Times of Indiana for Community Civilty Counts



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