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APME Update, March 22, 2016
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APME UPDATE --- MARCH 22, 2016



April 9 -- NewsTrain in Lincoln, Nebraska

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

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

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


Head to Halifax for NewsTrain!

Registration is open for NewsTrain in Halifax on May 6-7. Come for the digital training and stay for the sights in scenic Nova Scotia.

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.

Instructors for the workshop at the University of King’s College include:

 ·      Matt Frehner, senior editor for mobile and interactive news at The Globe & Mail.

 ·      Kathy Kieliszewski, visuals director for the Detroit Free Press and four-time Emmy Award winner.

 ·      Daniel Victor, senior staff editor for The New York Times and a former social media editor at the Times and

Competitive diversity scholarships, and discounted hotel rooms are still available in Halifax. Info and register for $75 at

SAVE THE DATE: NewsTrain will also bring its digital-skills training to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Please sign up here to be notified when that program is set.

Questions? Email NewsTrain Project Director Linda Austin. 




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