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APME Update, March 1, 2016
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 APME UPDATE -- March 1, 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



APME Contest deadline is March 11 -- Enter today!

Win the recognition your hard work deserves! 


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: 



Des Moines Register: Corporate-owned Medicaid clinics come to Iowa

Sun Sentinel: Cop who ran names for bounty hunter fired

Sacramento Bee: City considers Seattle’s tent cities solution for homeless

Miami Herald: 16 dogs, 12 frozen cats, 1 decrepit group home

Atlanta-Journal Constitution: Inmate serves life despite DNA evidence

Chicago Tribune: Police mood appears to hit low after video fallout

Courier-Journal: What’s behind Louisville’s worst homicide tally in 36 years?

Times-Picayune: Contractors urged not to remove Confederate monuments

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis’ stubborn lead poisoning problem

Baltimore Sun: Advocates: Lead paint industry should be held accountable

The Oregonian: Portland’s toxic air: Will young families have to leave?

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EDITORS IN THE NEWS: Casey, O'Briant, Kleppinger



University of Iowa police leader refused to stop for deputy

Panel kills bill that sought to make police names secret

Oklahoma judge won't release video in Mixon assault case

Colorado Senate panel defeats 21st century open records bill

ESPN's quest for Notre Dame police records goes before court

Records show firm with Beshear ties won last-day contract

Utah House approves bill limiting public access to school district records

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At Christie news conference, he chooses the questions

Hugh Hefner continues to back Chicago high school newspaper

Neuharth Award to live on, but with different format

Trump wants to weaken libel laws amid feuds with reporters

Media: Government has no reason to shield bridge case list

UK police shut probe into journalists paying for data

Univ. of Missouri fires instructor after student run-ins

Editor sues Missoulian, owner claiming wrongful discharge

Bill to end newspaper notice requirement fails in Tennessee Senate

News anchor leaves job as trial of congressman-spouse looms

Former reporter of the Munster, Ind., Times subject of new Tina Fey movie

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IN MEMORIAM: Phillips, West, Kershaw, Shilling




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