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APME Update, Feb. 23, 2016
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APME UPDATE --- FEB, 23, 2016






April 9 -- NewsTrain in Lincoln, Nebraska

March 11 -- 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



Come increase your digital savvy at NewsTrain in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on May 6-7; stay for the sights


The NewsTrain workshop in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia, on May 6-7 is open for registration. For just $75, get two full days of digital training, including meals, in the scenic Canadian Maritimes. Sessions include:

  • maximizing your social media for personal branding and audience engagement,
  • using social media for sourcing, including verifying user-generated content,
  • making smart choices in digital storytelling,
  • planning for breaking news on multiple platforms,
  • writing for mobile, 
  • using audience analytics to get your stories read, and
  • shooting compelling news video and photos with your smartphone.

Kathy Kieliszewski, visuals director for the Detroit Free Press and four-time Emmy Award winner, will teach the video and photo sessions. Additional instructors will be named soon.


Competitive diversity 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 will also be available.


The workshop precedes the Atlantic Journalism Awards Gala at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel at 5:30 p.m. May 7.


More info and register at


Other upcoming NewsTrains are:

·      Lincoln, Nebraska, on April 9, and

·      Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on Sept. 30-Oct. 1.


Apply by Oct. 1 to bring NewsTrain to your community in 2017.


Questions? Email Project Director Linda Austin.





Time is on your side! APME contest deadline extended


The deadline to enter the Associated Press Media Editors' Journalism Innovation Awards for 2015 has been extended to March 11.

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.

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: For 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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