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APME Update, March 26, 2014
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APME UPDATE – March 26, 2014


March 31, Deadline for APME Journalism Excellence Awards
April 4,  Early Bird Registration Ends for ASNE-APME Conference
April 25-26, NewsTrain, Vancouver
Sept. 15-17, ASNE-APME Conference, Chicago



REMINDER: Monday is Deadline for APME’s Journalism Excellence Awards

The deadline to enter APME’s awards is Monday, March 31.

There are nine categories this year:

Innovator of the Year for newspapers, Broadcast Innovator of the Year, College Innovator of the Year, Al Neuharth Award for Innovation in Investigative Journalism, Best Mobile Platform, First Amendment Awards, Public Service Awards, Digital Storytelling and International Perspective Awards.
Best Mobile Platform is new and will honor a news organization that produced or made significant improvements to a mobile application or platform in 2013.

Four of the categories offer monetary awards: Innovator of the Year for newspapers, Best of Show in the Public Service category, Al Neuharth Award for Innovation in Investigative Journalism and the Tom Curley Sweepstakes Award in the First Amendment category.

The awards will be presented at the ASNE/APME Conference Sept. 15-17 in Chicago, and are linked on the APME website.

To enter, go to:

Early Bird Special: ASNE-APME Registration for Joint Conference Sept. 15-17

Registration is open for the ASNE-APME joint conference Sept. 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency in the heart of downtown Chicago. This will be the first joint conference of the nation's top editors.

The theme: ASNE/APME 2014: Fast Forward

An early bird registration fee of $199 is available to members of APME and ASNE till Friday, April 4.
The conference will run from midday Monday, Sept. 15, to mid-afternoon Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Lively and topical conference sessions will explore key issues newsroom leaders are tackling, showcase innovations and provide practical takeaways in such areas as improving content on mobile, increasing audience engagement and reach, and developing partnerships for greater impact.

Other highlights:

* We will celebrate winners of the APME Journalism Excellence Awards and ASNE Awards at a special lunch Tuesday. On Wednesday, we will meet again for lunch with a keynote speaker. Tickets to both lunches can be purchased at registration.

* We'll party together Monday night at the opening reception and auction at the historic Tribune Tower, sponsored by the Chicago Tribune. The silent and live auctions will offer sports tickets, vacation retreats, jewelry, autographed books and much more.

Two entertainment events are offered Tuesday night. You can:

* Cruise the Chicago River and enjoy the beautiful skyline at a reception on the Mystic Blue, sponsored by the Illinois Press Association and the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors.

* Or take in a baseball game with other editors and see the Chicago Cubs play the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field.

We are working on organizing pre-conference workshops Monday morning, Sept. 15, and post-conference workshops Thursday, Sept. 18. Details to come.

Register now: An early bird registration fee of $199 for members of APME and ASNE is available for two weeks. Register by Friday, April 4, for the special rate. After that, the registration fee will be $250 for members of APME and ASNE and $350 for nonmembers. There are special rates for APME’s Regents, retired editors, spouses and students. Click:

Book your hotel room: A block of rooms are reserved at the Hyatt Regency until Aug. 29 for only $189 per night. Make a reservation online:
Or call the hotel directly at 312-565-1234 and mention the block of rooms reserved for APME and ASNE.

For details, go to:

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