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APME Update, Feb. 16, 2016
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APME UPDATE -- Feb. 16, 2016



April 9 -- NewsTrain in Lincoln, Nebraska

March 1 -- Deadline for APME 2015 Journalism Innovation Awards

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

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

Sept. 30-Oct. 1 -- NewsTrain in Murfreesboro, Tennessee


APME members offered 50 percent discount on Data Journalism Summit registration

APME members are invited to the Data Journalism Summit,  set for Monday, April 11 at the Associated Press in NYC. The Summit is a part of Big Data for Media Week, focusing on data journalism management and strategy, and targeting delegates including editors in chief, data editors and technology editors. Among the topics at the summit include management, strategy, culture integration of data teams and newsrooms, technology, recruiting and training data practitioners. Confirmed speakers for the interactive event are from the Associated Press, Thomson Reuters, ProPublica, and award-winning data editors and experts. 

For the program, go to

For registration, email Eric Hutchins at or call 1-214-864-4399. To receive a 50 percent discount, tell Eric you want the APME rate.


Second NYT editor joins trainers at NewsTrain in Lincoln, Nebraska, April 9

A second New York Times editor has joined the trainers for NewsTrain in Lincoln, Nebraska, on April 9.

He is Daniel Victor, senior staff editor and a former social media editor at the Times and also at He will teach:

· maximizing your social media for personal branding and audience engagement, and

· planning for breaking news in the digital age.

Other trainers are Theodore Kim, assistant news editor at the Times, and Matt Wynn, developer and watchdog reporter at the Omaha World-Herald.

Kim will teach writing for mobile and making smart choices in digital storytelling. Wynn will teach data-driven enterprise reporting.

For just $75, you can get a full day of digital training, including meals, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

Competitive scholarships that cover the $75 registration fee are available for journalists, journalism educators and journalism students from diverse backgrounds. March 8 is the deadline to apply. The scholarships are funded by the APME Foundation.

Through March 12, discounted hotel rooms -- an eight-minute walk from the workshop venue -- are available for $129 a night, plus tax.

More info and register at

Questions? Email NewsTrain Project Director Linda Austin at


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. News organizations that are members of The Associated Press are eligible to enter.

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 an APME member, please go to (If you are not yet an APME member, you may join at this site: more information, read more here or contact Sue Johnson ( or Sarah Nordgren ( at the Associated Press. 

Enter the APME competition at this site: 




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