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APME Update for Thursday, April 5, 2012

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Wisconsin newspaper wins APME Community Journalism Grant

The Daily Citizen of Beaver Dam, Wis., has been judged winner of APME's Community Journalism Public Service Initiative competition.

The Daily Citizen won the initiative for its proposed project on the impact of mental health care in a rural community. The newspaper will do a three-part series with an online and social media interaction.

In winning the first-ever competition, The Daily Citizen will receive a $1,000 grant to help it complete the project. A representative of the newspaper will also present its progress at the Associated Press Media Editors’ 2012 Conference Sept. 19-21 in Nashville.

"Congratulations to The Daily Citizen, judged the best of several strong applicants in our first APME contest to help smaller news outlets complete a project or initiative that might be outside its budget,” said APME President Bob Heisse, executive editor of The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill. "Our APME Foundation made this possible, and we look forward to hearing about the findings.”

APME’s Innovator/Great Ideas Committee served as judges for the grant. Newspapers and TV stations from 10 different states submitted applications in the competition. Joe Hight, who co-chairs the committee with David Arkin, said all of the projects were outstanding and worthy of consideration. The Daily Citizen’s choice of topic was among the reasons that it was chosen.

"The Daily Citizen is willing to tackle a difficult issue in mental illness that faces small and large cities and use multimedia and social media to do it in a meaningful way,” said Hight, director of information and development for The Oklahoman/ "This is the way issues should be approached by all media. The Daily Citizen's approach toward and willingness to handle this difficult topic separates it from the rest.”

Daily Citizen Editor Aaron Holbrook submitted the proposal that was written by Megan Sheridan, a staff writer and photographer for the newspaper.

In selecting the overall winner, the committee actually went through two rounds of judging. The first was to select the finalists and the second was to select the overall winner.

Besides The Daily Citizen, the three other finalists were: Victoria, Texas, Advocate, for its project on educating the economically disadvantaged; The Republic of Columbus, Ind., for its project on low high-school graduation rates; and The Observer-Reporter of Washington, Penn., for its ongoing series exploring the history of its community.

KJCT-TV of Grand Junction/Montrose, Colo., also received votes for its project on texting.

"The quality of these projects shows how smaller media care about their communities and have a true impact on the lives of the people who live there,” said Arkin, vice president of content & audience for GateHouse Media Inc. "We’re excited about this initiative and hope these examples spur community service among the media in this country.”

Besides Hight and Arkin, other APME Innovator/Great Ideas Committee members are Kathy Best, managing editor of the Seattle Times; Bill Church, executive editor of the Salem, Ore., Statesman Journal Media; Kurt Franck, executive editor of The Blade of Toledo, Ohio; and Gary Graham, editor of The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash.



Wednesday, April 18 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time

Sign up today for the second of three webinars on social media credibility topics presented jointly by APME and Poynter’s NewsU.

This one-hour Webinar will help your news organization build credibility with your audience and become a leader in breaking news using social media.

Understand your audience's attitude toward credibility, social media and breaking news. Learn how to prepare your staff with breaking news strategies without sacrificing either speed or verification.

City editor of the Spokesman-Review, Addy Hatch discusses the results of the APME Social Media Credibility Project about the importance of online verification in social media.

You will learn:

• Details about public perceptions of breaking news credibility in traditional media versus social media outlets

• To fulfill the expectations of your readers by reporting both accurately and timely

• How to implement best practices for reporting breaking news into your newsroom

APME members may register for $9.95 by using a code. Watch for an email from Sally Jacobsen at AP, then go to this URL to sign up:



All Costs Covered To Attend This Specialized Two-Day Symposium In Chicago

The Associated Press Media Editors and the Local Media Foundation have been awarded a McCormick Foundation grant to conduct a special two-day symposium to educate journalists on how to uncover local stories on the impacts of the current economic crisis on the mental health of North American families and their communities.

All costs will be covered to attend the specialized symposium in Chicago, for journalists selected.

The symposium will feature top speakers from the academic world, as well as journalists who cover highly-specialized aspects of this topic. The goal is to provide scholarship recipients with a host of tools and information to better cover the topic at a local level in their communities. Follow-up webinars with symposium attendees will also be part of this comprehensive learning experience.

Scholarship applications are due by April 20; click here to access the application form and information. The symposium takes place July 16 - 17 in Chicago (air, hotel and meals are included). Special thanks to the Sun-Times Media Group for hosting this event.

Editors and reporters are eligible to apply. Special consideration will be given to those who are in a position to drive the coverage of this topic at their newspaper. Depending on the size of the paper, this may be the editor, an assignment editor or a reporter.

These scholarships are only being awarded to community journalists who work at daily newspapers with a circulation of 100,000 or less or for weekly newspapers. A number of slots have been reserved for weekly newspaper journalists and for smaller dailies under 10,000 circulation. The goal is to have a diverse audience.

The symposium presents a one-of-a-kind learning experience at a very in-depth level. The cost to develop and implement this program is $40,000 (the amount of the McCormick grant). Attendees will be treated to an extremely special experience that will pay off for years to come.

"We are very grateful to the McCormick Foundation," said Nancy Lane, President of Local Media Association and the Local Media Association Foundation. "This provides a wonderful opportunity to educate community journalists on a very important topic during a time when training dollars are tight at most companies. We are also grateful to APME for co-sponsoring this grant with us and providing invaluable assistance with the program."

"We are thrilled the McCormick Foundation saw merit in this program and we are greatly appreciative of their funding,” said APME Vice President Brad Dennison. "It’s also an honor to have an opportunity to partner with a great organization like Local Media Association with a common mission of helping newspapers break new reporting ground on a topic that affects far too many.”

The grant is made possible by the McCormick Foundation's Specialized Reporting Institute. Each year, McCormick funds various seminars to educate and inform journalists on how to cover these narrow but critically important topics. Past topics have included: how to cover the BP oil spill, immigration and covering the Olympics.

APME and Local Media Association will also host free educational webinars after the symposium to share with the entire industry best practices and some of the lessons learned.


2012 APME Journalism Excellence Awards: Deadline May 1

Did you know that APME members can send in an entry for our contest for only $50?

The rate is reduced this year for members, so round up your best work and submit it. The APME contests have expanded to include innovation awards for radio, television and colleges.

Did your public service work raise the bar? Did your First Amendment work shine? It’s easy to enter online.

Just remember, contest deadline is May 1.

Not a member? Until May 1 we have a 2-for-1 offer. Join for the regular rate of $150 and bring along a newsroom colleague or broadcast or college partner.

More details:

The 2012 APME Journalism Excellence Awards honor superior journalism and innovation among newspapers, radio, television and online news sites across the United States and Canada. The awards seek to promote excellence by recognizing work that is well written and incisively reported and that effectively challenges the status quo.

This year, innovation-award categories have been added for radio, television and college students. In addition, the online convergence category has been retooled. The new digital storytelling award recognizes print-online combinations that draw on data visualization, social media, video and/or blogs in presenting a story.

Categories include:

• Sixth Annual Innovator of the Year Award. The winner will be awarded $1,000.
• (New) Innovator of the year awards for Television and Radio
• (New) Innovator of the year award for college students
• Third Annual Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism. The winner in each of two circulation categories will be awarded $2,500.
• 42st Annual Public Service Awards
• 42st Annual First Amendment Award and Citations
• 11th Annual International Perspective Awards
• Digital Storytelling and Reporting Awards (previously Online Convergence Awards)

The deadline for entry is Tuesday, May 1.

All awards are presented for journalism published or launched between July 1, 2011 and April 30, 2012.

Entry fees are $50 for APME members and $100 for non-APME members.

For more information: Please go to:


We want your Great Ideas!

We are now accepting submissions for APME's 2012 "Great Ideas" book.

What's a great idea? It can be a new concept for print or online, or a major improvement to something we do every day. This is a chance for your newspaper to show off great work and to help fellow editors by providing ideas that might work in their markets. APME is again focusing on watchdog stories – big and small – because of the difference they can make in the community.

Our "Great Ideas" website at allows you to quickly submit entries and upload images that accompanies the Great Idea.

If you have questions, contact David Arkin, GateHouse Media vice president of content & audience, at


New 2-for-1 offer for APME membership

Join APME now at our $150 rate and bring on another editor, educator or broadcast news leader free.

Our 2-for-1 offer will last until May 1.

This is a great time to join, for reasons outlined below. But membership has more value than ever after the APME board reduced the price of entering our prestigious Journalism Excellence Awards from $75 to $50 per entry for members. Non-members will still pay $100 per entry.

Consider the savings you and the person you bring along will have. Reach out to a broadcast leader or journalism educator in your market, perhaps, or bring in another newsroom editor.

We'll also soon roll out three social media credibility webinars that will be offered to APME members at a reduced rate.

With more than 1,600 participants and 200 supporting members, the Associated Press Media Editors remains the practical voice for news leaders.

For the $150 cost of membership, you'll receive substantial discounts for the annual conference, APME journalism contests and APME webinars.

But there’s more:

• APME brings together news leaders from all sizes of publications and broadcast stations.

• The APME board of directors has dedicated seats for small newspapers, online and broadcast.

• Myriad programs, such as Sounding Board, help keep the lines of communication open with AP.

• News leaders can tap into AP resources on national projects, such as Broken Budgets and Aging America.

• Your newsroom can benefit from training that comes to you through NewsTrain and state APME organizations.

• APME is leading the First Amendment charge through its active committee work and with the help and resources of the AP.

• APME and APPM are at the forefront of the sports credentialing questions.

• Your organization can gain from Credibility Roundtables that offer research and insight into online issues nationwide.

• You can get great advice from the trenches.

• Great Ideas program and the Innovator of the Month contest help to keep the ideas rolling all year long.

• For educators: Access to the newsroom and broadcast leaders who do the hiring.

• Weekly APME Update with news from around the industry and the AP.

• APME News, the magazine that offers industry insight and guidance.

• The annual conference is held with Associated Press Photo Editors.

• Trade ideas and ask for advice from your peers at

Sign up now at


Miami NewsTrain, May 18-19, 2012

NewsTrain will be in Miami on May 18-19 for a two-day workshop. NewsTrain is sponsored by APME and this workshop is hosted by The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, the Associated Press Florida and Caribbean, The Palm Beach Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, University of Miami School of Communication, CBS 4 News, WLRN-91.3 FM (South Florida NPR).

Location & times: University of Miami School of Communication, May 18-19.

Registration: Deadline is May 11. Cost is $50. Register here.

Accommodations: Miami NewsTrain will be held at the University of Miami School of Communication. A block of discounted rooms is available at the Coral Gables Holiday Inn, located next to the campus. Rates are $89 per night. To book contact the hotel by email at or by phone, 305-667-5611, ext. 7808, and ask for Miguel Hernandez. Request the APME NewsTrain or University rate.

Questions: Contact Michael Roberts, NewsTrain Project Director,


Storytelling 2012: Tom Brokaw once said, "It’s all storytelling, you know. That’s what journalism is all about.” It was true back then, and it’s true today. What’s different is that we have more ways than ever to tell our stories. But regardless of the form, we have to embrace our roles as storytellers. Here’s where you learn how – how to see the potential in everyday happenings; how to ask the right questions to hone your ideas; how to understand the basics of a great narrative; how to tell a wonderful story over five days or in five graphs; and how to find inspiration in the world around you.

Reporting for Narrative: You can’t write a great narrative without the right raw materials, without the details that are going to power that story. This kind of work requires a deeper level of reporting than other story forms. It all begins with understanding what you’re looking for. To succeed, you need to learn how to focus your idea as tightly as possible. You need to pay extra attention when you’re gathering information – to capture, for instance, not just what someone says but how they say it. You need to understand what "facts” are important. This session will teach you, whether you’re a reporter or editor, how to get what you need.

Narrative Writing: And now for the hard part – taking all those facts and creating a story. You won’t be writing with your hands; you’ll be writing with your head and your heart. And before you write, you’ll need to understand not just where the story begins but where it will end. You must know how to develop characters, how to weave in background, how to speed up and slow down the action, how to create compelling scenes, how to use dialogue and internal monologues, and how to leave the reader feeling satisfied. Come hear how to pull it all together.

Interactive Storytelling 2.0: As newsrooms get better at the variety of online tools available for storytelling, it’s time to reset the term "multimedia storytelling” and talk about what approaches and techniques really engage readers. Today the concept of interactive storytelling is much more than adding a video to a story. Telling a story online can and should involve interactive features, alternative story forms, data visualization, video and photos – all in pursuit of a strong narrative storyline. How the best storytellers approach multimedia storytelling today and the skills and tools you can use to do the same.

Building a Mobile Strategy: Many newsrooms are launching or expanding their efforts in mobile content. This session explores some of the different technical solutions such as responsive design, web APPs and native APPs (iPhone, droid, etc), and how each approach aligns with goals, content plans, and staffing.

Planning & Coaching Content Across Platforms: How to frame clear standards and workflows for new digital media in a rapidly changing media environment. The focus is on building a strong set of online tools for covering your community and how to enable everyone on staff – reporters, editors, online producers, visual journalists -- to use the tools effectively.

Beat Mapping: How to use a technique called "beat mapping” to improve coverage in daily and enterprise work. Beat mapping is used by reporters and editors to outline new areas of coverage, to merge two or more old beats, and to refocus existing beats on topics and issues that mean the most to readers. The process also helps communicate clear expectations between reporters and editors in managing work across print and digital platforms.

Social Media Reporting Tools: Social media offers reporters unprecedented tools for building better networks of sources, gaining access to a more diverse and varied set of sources, and spotting trends and issues before they become news. How to use the tools provided by LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media platforms to get ahead of the news and find the best sources.

The Data Mindset: How to see data and treat it as a source to be interviewed, like people. When to create data, to adapt someone else’s or to analyze existing public data. Tips to make data the inspiration and foundation of great news and enterprise stories.


Maria Carrillo is managing editor at The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va., where she remains committed to craft even in a Twitter world. Her exceptional writers have been nationally recognized, including being Pulitzer and ASNE finalists. Carrillo has worked at The Pilot for 14 years, directing many of the paper’s projects and previously overseeing its narrative team. That work has spawned five books so far. Carrillo has been a visiting faculty member for The Poynter Institute and the Nieman program, a lecturer for the National Writers Workshops and the American Press Institute, and twice been a Pulitzer juror.

Luis Clemens is National Public Radio's senior editor for diversity. Luis works across the newsroom to build a broad foundation of diverse experts and sources in order to enhance NPR's news coverage. In this position, Clemens is also part of NPR's Diversity team and is active partner in training initiatives at NPR and across public radio - helping to strengthen local coverage by expanding the range of content, sources, ideas and expertise. Before joining NPR in 2010, Clemens was a frequent guest on NPR's programs, often interviewed about Latino voters. Clemens began his career in journalism at the local Telemundo and NBC television stations in Miami. In 1993, he began working at CNN as an assignment editor. Three years later he was promoted to Buenos Aires bureau chief. Following CNN, he went on to be a spokesperson for the United Nations World Food Programme in Zimbabwe. Before re-starting a career in journalism and coming to NPR, Clemens owned and operated two laundromats in Xalapa, Mexico.

Miranda Mulligan is the digital design director for The Boston Globe / She is a designer and educator with over 10 years of experience in print and web design, photography and information graphics reporting. She has also worked for The Virginian-Pilot, interned with The Sun-Sentinel and The Philadelphia Inquirer and volunteers with Online News Association, Virginia Press Association, the National Press Photographers Association and the Society for News Design.

Paul Overberg is a database editor at USA TODAY and a member of its data team. He helps to shape its demographic trend coverage, but also analyzes data on subjects from war casualties to highway traffic. He also helps to produce data maps, graphics and interactive applications. He had earlier been a science and environmental reporter and editor at Gannett News Service in Washington and a reporter and editor at The Courier-News in Bridgewater, N.J.

Michael Roberts is a newsroom trainer and consultant and Project Director for NewsTrain. Previously, Michael was Deputy Managing Editor Staff Development at The Arizona Republic (2003-2010), responsible for all newsroom training, served as writing coach, and edited major projects. Outside his own newsrooms, Roberts helped create and launch NewsTrain, designed and taught the American Press Institute’s first online seminar for copy editors, and has presented programs for the Poynter Institute, American Press Institute, the Maynard Institute, Freedom Forum, and various National Writers Workshops. Before the Republic, Roberts was Features Editor, AME/Features-Business, and then for 10 years the Training Editor/Writing Coach at The Cincinnati Enquirer. He also worked as a writer and editor at the Midland (MI) Daily News, the Detroit Free Press, and as a senior editor at two magazines. He taught feature writing at the University of Cincinnati and regularly presented programs at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, Arizona State University. Email:



AP: Airline treatment of passengers slowly improves
Newark Star-Ledger: Laws proposed by conservative group surface in New Jersey
Press of Atlantic City: Exec’s pay up 42% despite debt and lack of vote on raises
Oklahoman: No-bid contractors fed slush fund for Oklahoma’s Education Department
Charlotte Observer: Companies, skirting law, dodge workers’ compensation costs
The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: No cleanup of toxic legacy after 41 years
Orlando Sentinel: Changes cut Disney’s tax bill $1.8 million over two years
Lexington Herald-Leader: College sports in Kentucky cost taxpayers and students
Austin American-Statesman: Diversity still lacking on county grand juries
Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Officials for state list trips, who paid what and when

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BEAT OF THE WEEK: Photojournalist Emilio Morenatti

Photojournalism is about the moment – an instant frozen in time that can distill a complex story down to its bare emotional elements. It’s often a game of inches, of microseconds. Where a photographer stands and the direction the lens is trained, affected by the slightest turn of the shoulders or an almost imperceptible adjustment in how the camera is held, can be the difference between ordinary and compelling.

Take the case of Emilio Morenatti, Beat of the Week winner for his coverage of a violent general strike in Barcelona against austerity-driven labor reforms.

Morenatti knew the area well. He lives a few blocks away. But as the protests wore on, the streets began to resemble more of a war zone than a neighborhood. The corner Starbucks was transformed into a charred, smoldering hulk. The demonstrators moved from shop to shop smashing windows, terrifying occupants.

Morenatti and a few other journalists shifted their attention to a baby-accessories store where one of the frightened employees watched through a partially destroyed shop window. Everybody had photos of the chaos in the street, but Morenatti saw the woman’s frightened expression as an opportunity to show the emotional impact on real people.
That was difficult enough amid the flames, smoke and debris, but there was an added complication: At one point, Morenatti stood virtually shoulder-to-shoulder with a Getty Images photographer.

They both pointed their cameras at the store window, but Morenatti managed to get just the right angle that captured both elements: enough of the shattered glass to show the desperate situation the young woman found herself in, obscuring her face. The Getty picture showed the woman looking out, but less prominent in the background. Morenatti caught the woman’s hands folded prayer-like and then covering her mouth as if to suppress a scream; Getty showed her standing, almost expressionless, behind the shattered glass.

Morenatti’s photos of the woman in the window fronted The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and one of Spain’s largest newspapers, El Pais. Another of his photos, of a protestor ramming a storefront with a traffic sign, was on Page One of The New York Times.



Don Smith, editor of The Journal in Martinsburg, W.Va., has been named executive director of the West Virginia Press Association.

Smith, whose appointment was announced last week, will replace retiring Executive Director Gloria Flowers.

Smith is a past president and board member of the association. He's also worked for newspapers in New Martinsville, Wheeling and Elkins.

Board president and Charleston Daily Mail editor and publisher Nanya Friend says dozens of candidates applied for the position in a nationwide search.

Smith says West Virginia's newspaper industry has an exciting and unlimited future with multimedia opportunities presented by the Internet and changing technologies.

Smith will assume his new role May 1. Flowers will remain with the association until June 5.



• • Three incumbents, six new members elected to AP board
• Review: Musical 'Newsies' is relentlessly cheery
• Local investors buy Philly newspapers for $55M
• Start-up newspaper announced by Emmerich
• Vermont court denies newspaper access to records
• Upstate NY newspaper closing Washington, DC bureau
• Herald-Zeitung publisher Doug Toney retiring

Read about these items and more by clicking here


AND FINALLY … John Smalley: Why our journalists can’t sign petitions

Wisconsin State Journal

People accept work-related policies and restrictions all the time. If you want to sell high-end clothing, you can’t wear cut-off jeans to work. If you want to deliver Coca-Cola, you can’t drink Pepsi in your truck.

And if you want to be a journalist, you keep your politics to yourself. That’s just the way it is, and it’s a deal every journalist accepts when he or she joins the profession.

The issue of workplace rules flared for us last week, when we discovered that six staff members violated our newspaper’s code of ethics, which, among many other things, calls for strict neutrality in all things political.

It’s a common policy, in place at nearly all credible news organizations. Reporters, editors and other journalists cannot show political favoritism or openly support one side or another on any matter of public interest.

The code of ethics also makes clear that we can’t accept gifts from sources or make decisions about stories on topics in which we have a vested interest. We can’t mislead people about who we are to get a story.

On the political front, we think it’s a simple concept: If journalists are not neutral, how can our audience expect us to present fair and unbiased stories about political matters? As a result, journalists cannot seek political office, put campaign signs in their yards or make political contributions.

And, as we reported last week, we cannot sign recall petitions. Signing a petition is a public act, unlike voting, which is, of course, a private act. So, when it comes to our staff, we have no interest in what goes on in the voting booth, but great interest in what happens in public.

Turns out what is an obvious policy to us isn’t so obvious to those outside our industry. Plenty of folks called or wrote last week, taking us to task for "violating the constitutional rights” of our employees by imposing such rules on them. Fascist, fraud and hypocrite were among the descriptions offered about me and our ethics policy.

A blogger searched my Facebook page, looking for evidence that I had somehow violated the policy. Thankfully, no evidence was found. A local radio personality yelled on the air that "I’m coming for you, Smalley” due to our story in which we pointed out the ethics violation by several staff members. Not sure what he meant by that.

Some wonder how we can endorse candidates in the newspaper, then prohibit staff members from doing the same.
It’s a fair question, and the answer is found at the top of the page where the endorsements are placed: It’s called "Opinion,” in very large letters.

We put our views on that page, and the views of lots of people who disagree with us. The mission of the Opinion page is to encourage discussion and public discourse, and to do so by proffering opinions of all sorts. Opinion page editors work alone, apart from the rest of the newsroom.

The mission of the news pages — and the journalists who work on them — is to present fair, accurate and unbiased information, specifically devoid of our opinion. Others in the room — such as columnists — have sort of a "third rail” mission. They, too, seek to provoke discussion and engagement, sometimes by offering opinions.

But the personal politics of our mainline journalists have no place on the news pages, or in the newsroom. That’s why we have a code of ethics, and that’s why we enforce it to the best of our ability.

Smalley is editor of the State Journal;


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