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Have you registered for the ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Sept. 11-12 in Austin, Texas? Have you booked your hotel room? Don't wait until the last minute. Plan now to join us this fall at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center!
 
For two full days, we'll cover the latest innovations in content and technology, leadership strategies, new business models and more to help you lead your newsroom.
 
Take a look at our conference schedule, and register and book your hotel room now.
 
Things you don't want to miss:

 1. Interactive conference schedule

Our conference schedule is live! It is being updated daily, so check back often.This interactive schedule is easy to navigate through a number of sessions we have planned to get you fully equipped with actionable items you can take back to your newsroom.
Two ways to get the most out of this schedule:

1. Have it handy on your mobile

Go to your browser and in the URL bar, type in http://asneapme2018.sched.com. For directions on how to bookmark the page on your home screen so that the schedule is always only one click away, click here if you are an iPhone user or here if you are an Android user.
 
2. Personalize your schedule
 
Sign up for a free account and create a custom schedule of sessions you're interested in attending.To learn more about how to fully utilize the functionality of the schedule, refer to the attendee guides.

The program is planned and organized by ASNE-APME Conference Program Committee Co-Chairs Bill Church of GateHouse Media and Emilio Garcia-Ruiz of The Washington Post. The committee includes Colin McMahon of the Chicago Tribune,  Sandra Clark of WHYY and Traci Bauer of The Journal News, and Adviser Jim Simon of Honolulu Civil Beat.

2. Innovation Track: Table Stakes

What are the best solutions that have emerged from the Table Stakes/Lenfest effort across all newsroom sizes? What did they learn? How are the newsrooms evolving? What are the early wins in terms of audience, workflow and realignment of traditional structures? The project has moved into addressing the needs of smaller newsrooms. How have they progressed?
 
3. Diversity Report
 
The release of the annual ASNE diversity survey. We will examine the representation of diverse backgrounds/experiences in newsrooms and news coverage. We will pair strategies, tools and tactics with results of the diversity survey to give you guidance on how to lead your newsroom in this critical area.
 
4. Innovation Track: Does Local Opinion Still Matter?
 
In one word: Yes. How can you focus your opinion writing on issues that are critical to your community and make changes? What are the new digital storytelling techniques, other than narrative argument, that you can use to state your case?
 
5. The Tool Shed

What are the key technological tools that you can implement to make your newsroom more effective and efficient? Are you using the right ones? ASNE and APME have whittled down the list of competing companies and have invited the best ones to Austin to explain why other newsrooms have hired them and why you should, too. Editors will have the opportunity to ask questions about the product. You will leave with a far greater understanding of how technology can make you a better editor. Confirmed companies: Chartbeat, Dataminr, Echobox, Parse.ly and Trint
 
6. Using Opinions to Reach Young People
 
How can your opinion journalism bridge the gap between potential college-age audience members' political activism and their lack of knowledge and access to high-quality information? How do you cut through the noise and provide the structure and reliability young people seek with the goal of fostering a vibrant democracy and a more unified civic, and civil, life? This generation has had less civic education than previous generations, especially in K-12. It has been eliminated from school curricula across the country. A recent Knight Foundation/Gallup study said that more than 60 percent of college students show strong support for the First Amendment. However, some say that diversity and inclusion are more important to a democracy than free speech.
 
7. What Do I Need to Know?
 
It is impossible to keep up with all the latest developments in an industry that is constantly evolving so we will do it for you. You will learn the latest in everything from visual storytelling breakthroughs to new business models. What does it do? How much does it cost? How do I use it to tell stories in a newsroom my size? You will leave with recommendations on where you should invest your resources. We will update you on the state of video and podcasts and report back on the new startup moves in journalism, fueled by Spirited Media and The Athletic. Confirmed speaker: Jeremy Gilbert, director of strategic initiatives, The Washington Post

Registration and hotel

The registration fee is $275 for members of ASNE and APME and $375 for nonmembers. A terrific group rate is available at the on-site hotel at the conference center for $219/night Sunday, Sept. 9, through Wednesday, Sept. 12.

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