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APME Update, March 7, 2014
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APME UPDATE – March 7, 2014


March 31, Deadline for APME Journalism Excellence Awards
April 25-26, NewsTrain, Vancouver
Sept. 15-17, ASNE-APME Conference, Chicago



SUNSHINE WEEK: Still Time to Share Your Open Government, Access Stories with APME
There’s still time to tell us your stories about obstacles in your way to gaining access to officials, records and meetings at all levels of government. APME is marking Sunshine Week, March 16-22, by posting your stories and editorials on our homepage. The AP may also use some of the material in its coverage of Sunshine Week.

We also plan to offer a forum to discuss issues related to open government.

Please send your stories and editorials to: and to .

APME launches Career Center for job postings and job-seekers

There's a new way to find great applicants for your newsroom.

The APME Career Center is free and focused on journalism.

Visit to post open positions. No login is required. APME will help drive traffic to your listings through social media, our weekly APME Update email and more.

If you are looking for a new career opportunity, get a free Job Seeker account or login with your APME member account, fill out your profile and upload your resume. You can also sign up for notifications of relevant new positions in your areas of interest.

This is a new feature for, so if you have suggestions or encounter trouble, please contact Laura Sellers at

New Deadline: APME’s Journalism Excellence Awards

We’ve changed the deadline for the APME awards to March 31.

We’ve also added a new category: Best Mobile Platform to honor a news organization that produced or made significant improvements to a mobile application or platform in 2013.
Four of the categories in the contest offer monetary awards: the Seventh Annual Innovator of the Year Award for newspapers, the Best of Show in the Public Service Awards, the Fourth Annual Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism and the Tom Curley Sweepstakes Award in the First Amendment Awards.
Don't forget, the entry deadline is March 31.
The awards will be presented at the ASNE/APME Conference Sept. 15-17 in Chicago.
To enter, go to:


Beat of the Week: Bennett, Vojinovic


Wilmington News Journal: Delaware’s dirty water a costly problem
Modesto Bee:
New orchards may gulp 39 billion gallons of water
Cincinnati Enquirer:
City tax breaks benefit well-off neighborhoods
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
State stalls for years on child porn tips
Texas seeks answers on rise in earthquakes
Denver Post:
Project’s price takes off at Denver International Airport
Arizona Daily Star:
Lax record-keeping blurs impact of Arizona’s immigration law 
Albuquerque Journal:
Child abuse victims often abused again in New Mexico
The Arizona Republic:
A conservative political force behind the scene

Read more Watchdog Reporting


Ann Rule lawsuit against Seattle Weekly tossed
Tribune, Scripps plan joint bureau in Tallahassee
Union: TV reporter fired over on-air handstand
Judge to decide who can bid for Philly newspapers
Escobedo named publisher of The Brownsville Herald
New Media buys 2 California dailies, 4 weeklies

Read more Industry & Business News

EDITORS IN THE NEWS: Anthony, Doyle, Fox

Read more Editors in the News




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