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APME Update • Nov. 10, 2016
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GREAT IDEAS: Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune creates SPIRE CoLab


We’re defined by where we live. It explains our favorite bumper stickers, gathering places, and even the stories we tell. “Where are you from?” is a familiar ice breaker with new friends because it tells us who we are and how we view our world.

What we’ve learned is that community pride evolves from those who recognize that solutions happen only after you identify the problems. The reality is that community problems share many ZIP codes. Even in Sarasota, Florida — a place that locals affectionately call “Paradise” — residents are deeply involved in social issues ranging from grade-level reading to homelessness to mental health. This is why we’ve created SPIRE CoLab, a partnership between journalism and philanthropy to create compelling media that inspire, inform and empower communities to take action on relevant social issues.

A partnership between journalism and philanthropy, the SPIRE CoLab is led by the Herald-Tribune Media Group with support from The Patterson Foundation. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. We believe journalism can be fair, balanced AND make a difference. The purpose of SPIRE CoLab is to tell meaningful stories and make them available to media organizations in your community. Our hope is the stories spur discussion and spark action because ultimately it’s the place you call home.”

— Scott Carroll

Link to the eBook and see all the 2016 Great ideas!


NFOIC Knight FOI Litigation Fund


Having your FOI request denied may leave no other option than pursuing legal action against the rejecting public agency or official. The National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC) offers financial support to litigate open government lawsuits through the Knight FOI Litigation Fund. Backed by a generous grant from the Knight Foundation, the fund helps to defray upfront costs such as filing fees, depositions, court costs and other expenses associated with legal actions. Applications may be submitted through your state FOI coalition or directly to NFOIC.





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Cash payout resolves lawsuit over handcuffing of Iowa girl


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Jury: Rolling Stone's rape story defamed university official
ABC investigates producer for doctored live shot
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Quebec inquiry into police surveillance of journalists
The New York Times' Paul Volpe to join Politico
Wall Street Journal to debut new version of print edition
Oregon newspaper executive named head of Reno newspaper
Use of campaign surrogates puts CNN on the defensive
Justice Department goes to bat for beleaguered Dodgers fans
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Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer dies at 79

Joe Marquette, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who covered Olympics, Super Bowls and the White House during a five-decade career, has died at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after a series of lengthy illnesses. He was 79. Marquette was a large man with an outsized personality and someone fellow photographers sometimes referred to as "Condor," the White House News Photographers Association said in announcing his death. Marquette spent a decade with The Associated Press and also worked for several other news organizations, including UPI, Reuters and the Philadelphia Inquirer. In 1999, along with a team of other AP photographers, he won a Pulitzer in the category of feature photography for coverage of the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

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