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APME Update, Jan. 12, 2016
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APME UPDATE – JAN. 12, 2016




Jan. 21 -- NewsTrain in Lexington, Ky

April 9 -- NewsTrain in Lincoln, Nebraska

May 6-7 -- NewsTrain in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Sept. 12-15 -- ASNE-APME Conference in Philadelphia

Fall TBA -- NewsTrain in Murfreesboro, Tennessee



Feedback from the “Flip” Side: The Impact and Reception of Community-Centered Journalism

By Francesca Lupia, Stanford University

To a seasoned editor, the technique may seem timeless: sending reporters into local communities, probing leaders and laypeople alike to discover truth. But in the age of “journalistic Twitter” and widespread populist protest, “flipped” storytelling is causing a stir in newsrooms nationwide. The name itself connotes a shakeup, a shift away from reliance on traditional sources and toward more comprehensive journalism. “Flipped” journalism promotes conversation between reporters and untapped communities, inverting the traditional reporter-subject relationship by bringing underrepresented voices to the fore.

Such community-centered journalism challenges reporters to sift through conflicting narratives, identify leaders, and push past distrust and misinformation to create meaningful dialogue. Connecting with underserved communities can be time-consuming and difficult. When done well, though, “flipped” journalism has proven effective in reaching new audiences, providing context, and drawing the interest of both reporters and readers.

During ASNE/APME’s “#editors3D” conference in October 2015, editors Suki Dardarian (Minneapolis Star Tribune), Gilbert Bailon (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), and Alfredo Carbajal (Al Dia, a Spanish-language affiliate of the Dallas Morning News) shared their experiences with “flipping the narrative.” During the panel and in post-discussion interviews, the three editors discussed the intention and impact of flipped storytelling, as well as the response such stories have garnered both within and beyond their newsrooms.

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NEWSTRAIN NEWS: Invest a little, learn a lot!


Keep your resolution to brush up your old skills and learn some new ones! For just $75, get a full day of digital training at APME’s NewsTrain workshop in Lexington, Kentucky, on Jan. 21. Sessions include:

  • maximizing social media for branding and reporting,
  • getting started with data-driven enterprise reporting, and 
  • shooting compelling smartphone video. 

Trainers include:

  • Daniel Victor, senior staff editor of The New York Times; 
  • Kathy Kieliszewski, visuals director of the Detroit Free Press; and 
  • Linda J. Johnson, former computer-assisted reporting coordinator for the Lexington Herald-Leader. 

For more info and to register --

If you can't make it to Lexington ... you can still hop on the NewsTrain! We're bringing our high-quality, affordable training to Nebraska, Nova Scotia and Tennessee this year. More information on these events to come.

 April 9 in Lincoln, Nebraska
 May 6-7 in Halifax, Nova Scotia
 A fall date in Murfreesboro, Tennessee





Indianapolis Star: Underfunded agency can’t protect vulnerable adults

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Private-option health plans are costliest

Los Angeles Times: When a rapist is released

Rockford Register Star: Meeting legally outside office

Baltimore Sun: New push targets border crossers

Columbus Dispatch: Stemming the tide of rising women’s prison population

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AP: Clinton emails among 'incomplete' record searches

St. Louis County judge cited for DWI, failure to comply

AG's office investigating Idaho open meeting law violation case

What a strange year it’s been for First Amendment freedoms

U.S. House votes to strengthen government records law

Wisconsin board rescinds public records decision

Virginia city, insurers paid $2 million to settle Boyce case

In reversal, patrol identifies Iowa trooper in force case

Houston Chronicle open records request on unpaid tolls

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News executives urge Kerry to push Iran to release reporter

Pulitzer Prizes begin 2016 centennial anniversary; marquee events will be in Florida, California, Texas and Massachusetts

Philadelphia newspapers donated to newly created nonprofit

New Republic again for sale

Trump, Union Leader feud grows as paper dropped from debate

Rupert Murdoch announces engagement to Jerry Hall

New publisher named for Ohio newspapers

Tom Wiley named publisher of Hartford Courant

McClatchy names Berg as Kansas City Star's new publisher

Robertson Barrett Named President of Digital Media for Hearst Newspapers

News service in Maine selects new publisher

NPPA/University of Georgia Plan First Amendment Rights Symposium

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EDITORS IN THE NEWS: Cook, Daniels, Williams





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