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|APME Update, Jan. 26, 2016|
APME UPDATE -- Jan. 26, 2016
SAVE THE DATE
Polish your digital skills at the Lincoln, Nebraska, NewsTrain on April 9
The NewsTrain workshop in Lincoln, Nebraska, on April 9 is open for registration. For just $75, get a full day of digital training, including meals, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Sessions include:
The first 25 to register will receive a free AP Stylebook, a $20.95 value, courtesy of Dale Leach, AP's regional director - Central.
Competitive scholarships that cover the $75 registration fee are available for journalists, journalism educators and journalism students from diverse backgrounds. The scholarships are funded by the APME Foundation.
Discounted hotel rooms -- an eight-minute walk from the workshop venue -- are available for $129 a night, plus tax.
More info and register at http://bit.ly/LincolnNewsTrain.
Feel like a winner? Be one!
Entries are being accepted in the Associated Press Media Editors' Journalism Innovation Awards for 2015. The awards have a new name this year that reflects APME’s rich heritage and its focus on innovation and the future. APME is an industry leader in empowering journalists to thrive in a rapidly changing environment, through NewsTrain workshops, national reporting projects, campus mentoring programs, and annual conferences. It is at the forefront in promoting freedom of information, diversity and community engagement.
The awards honor excellence in newspapers, radio, television and digital news sites in the United States and Canada.
Deadline is March 1. Eligible work must have been posted, published or launched between Jan. 1, 2015, and Dec. 31, 2015. News organizations can submit the same entry in up to two categories. The fee is $75 per entry for APME members and $100 per entry for non-APME members. The fee is $25 per entry for the Innovator of the Year for College Students. To see if you or your organization is a member, please go to http://www.apme.com/search. (If you are not yet an APME member, you may join at this site: http://bit.ly/1JJ1F1H) For more information, read more here or contact Sue Johnson (email@example.com) or Sarah Nordgren (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Associated Press. Here are the awards. Enter at http://bit.ly/1JCHtyh
WATCHDOG REPORTING: SUMMARY OF IMPACT JOURNALISM FROM PAST WEEK
Sacramento Bee: At Sacramento airport, birds and planes don’t mix well
San Diego Union-Tribune: Charter school growth questioned
Sun Sentinel: County mental health diversion program off to slow start
Honolulu Star Advertiser: New rule for imaging exams frustrates doctors
Chicago Tribune: Next school budget will have greater hole: $800 million
Des Moines Register: Faulty smoke detectors in third of fatal Iowa fires
Maine Sunday Telegram: The expanding effort to feed Maine’s hungry
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Food industry fights to block GMO labeling laws
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: Charter schools grow as oversight lags
Tennessean: Investigation finds inappropriate text messages
Austin American-Statesman: Agencies often fail to report threats to judges
Seattle Times: Few clergy on child-sex list ever prosecuted
Seattle Times: ‘Combat veteran’? Records fail to back state lawmaker’s claim
OPEN RECORDS, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
Attorney General: NDSU fundraising arm violated open records law
Board wants to hire outside lawyer for shooting records case
Lawmaker seeks to make high school athletics group more open
Top Democrat proposes changes for openness
N.J. Media Group sues Port Authority; says public records laws violated
Lawmaker: Backlash on reporter registry bill made point
2 Sundance films explore a journalist's on-air suicide
Publisher of National Catholic Reporter retires
Judge agrees to narrow order over leaked information
Prosecutor ordered to pay Ohio newspaper $25K in legal fees
Post reporter released by Iran flying back to US
ABC names Raddatz co-host of 'This Week'
Judge OKs court cameras for officer accused in McDonald case
Mother of slain journalist: Hostages' return gives hope
Bill would require South Carolina journalists to register
Getting in on the joke, Univision buys stake in The Onion
Oregon's former first lady Cylvia Hayes gets journalism job
IN MEMORIAM: Bryan