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|2018 APME Committees|
If you'd like to get involved in the good work of APME or have questions about the committees, e-mail the committee chairs below.
Much of APME's work occurs throughout the year in the association's committees.
While individual goals change every year as new issues and opportunities arise, the priority remains the same: help APME assist busy editors and directors to become better managers leading trained, professional staffs who put out interesting, relevant newspapers, websites and broadcast reports.
The committees are a great way to get involved with the association and to move into an important, visible role in the news industry.
The committee plans the News Leaders Association conference, attends to the details and runs the show each year.
Marketing and Membership
Committee works to improve our engagement through apme.com, Facebook, Twitter and other social media. This team oversees content for our digital platforms. It also assists in matching board mentors with new members, and assesses membership values, fees and experiences
Co-Chairs: Summer Moore, GateHouse Media, and Juli Metzger, Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.
Champions the First Amendment through programs and initiatives and by partnering with other journalism organizations. Takes the lead in alerting membership on issues that erode freedoms. Looks for opportunities and strategic partnerships to assist local news organizations in their efforts to engage more directly and build trust with their audiences; as well as educate the public about the role of the media.
Co-Chairs: Mark Baldwin, Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Kathy Best, The Missoulian, Missoula, Mont.
This committee organizes the annual APME awards and the AP staff awards. Works with marketing and other committees to publicize the awards, entry criteria and deadlines. Then the group coordinates the judging each summer and presentations at the conference.
Committee organizes the Robert G. McGruder Diversity Leadership award and will focus throughout the year on diversity leadership priorities.
A national touring workshop serving journalists in their own regions. Programs are designed to provide training in the skills, knowledge, and information newsroom leaders need in a rapidly changing media setting.