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|APME Update, April 9, 2015|
APME UPDATE – April 9, 2015
SAVE THE DATE
April 24 - Deadline for Entries for Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership
April 24 - Deadline for Entries for the Community Journalism Public Service Grant
May 15-16 - NewsTrain at the University of Central Florida
Oct. 15-16 - NewsTrain in Monroe, Louisiana
Oct. 16-18 – ASNE-APME conference at Stanford University
Oct. 29-30 - NewsTrain at Northern Illinois University
Nov. 13-14 - NewsTrain in Philadelphia
NOMINATE A LEADER FOR ROBERT G. McGRUDER AWARD FOR DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP - Deadline April 24
Enter your nominations for the award honoring individuals, news organizations or related journalistic organizations or teams of journalists who embody the spirit of Robert G. McGruder, a former executive editor of the Detroit Free Press, former managing editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, graduate of Kent State University and relentless diversity champion. McGruder died of cancer in April 2002.
The McGruder Award is sponsored by the Associated Press Media Editors and the American Society of News Editors.
Jurors will be looking for nominees who have made a significant contribution during a given year or during a number of years toward furthering diversity in news content and in recruiting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce. Announcement of the 2015 McGruder Award recipient will be made at the joint APME-ASNE conference October 16-18 in Palo Alto, California. This year’s honoree will receive $2,500 and a leadership trophy.
Who is eligible? Individuals, newsrooms or teams of journalists from U.S. news organizations or related journalism organizations are eligible. The award recognizes achievement for the past 12 months or contributions over a number of years.
What are the criteria? The Diversity Leadership Award honors an individual, a news organization or related journalism organization or a team of journalists for significant leadership in diversity through:
• Recruitment: by providing opportunities for diverse journalists to learn about news careers and to enter the news industry in internships and full-time jobs.
• Development: by offering opportunities for diverse journalists to grow in their current roles and to receive mentoring and training to advance to positions of greater authority, responsibility or expertise.
• Retention: by ensuring that journalists want to remain in the news industry by providing an inclusive work environment that offers opportunities to contribute and advance.
• Content: by reflecting a diverse community accurately and in a way that demonstrates community and industry leadership. The definition of diversity in content includes ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religious background, political bent and physical ability.
• Leadership: by inspiring a commitment to diversity and providing tools, knowledge and information that further the efforts in recruitment, development, retention and content.
Nominations can be made by individuals, news organizations, professional organizations, schools of journalism and others.
Rules for entries: Send a nomination outlining specific information about the achievements and how the nominee benefited the community, the industry and/or diverse journalists. The recommendation should include the name of the person making the nomination and contact information. You may supplement an entry with electronic clips.
Deadline: Material must be received by close of business on Friday, April 24.
Send material to:
Sally Jacobsen, email: SJacobsen@ap.org
The Associated Press
450 West 33rd Street
New York, N.Y. 10001
APME IS OFFERING ITS COMMUNITY JOURNALISM PUBLIC SERVICE GRANT
Apply for APME’s Community Journalism Public Service Initiative. Deadline is April 24.
Media companies in metropolitan areas (MSA) of 100,000 or fewer people are encouraged to apply. The winner will receive $1,000 to jump-start a public service project and a trip to the annual APME conference to present the project.
It's easy to enter: Draft a proposal of 500 words or less and include examples of how you would approach the project. It should be multiplatform, include social media and address a long-standing community issue.
Last year’s winner was the 13,000-circulation Enid (Oklahoma) News & Eagle for its community initiative "Under Pressure." Staff Writer Dale Denwalt discussed how the project unveiled that the city wasn't providing services for its poorest neighborhoods. Previous winners were The Sedalia Democrat in Missouri for "Meth at the Crossroads” and the Beaver Dam (Wisconsin) News for a series on mental illness in its community.
The 2015 winner will present its work at the joint ASNE-APME Conference Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
To apply, go to http://www.tfaforms.com/232227 and fill out the online form.
The deadline for applications is Friday, April 24. The grant will be awarded in June.
VISIT NEWSTRAIN IN ORLANDO: May 15-16
Enhance your skills in enterprise reporting, data journalism, video and social media with trainers from The New York Times and Detroit Free Press at the Orlando NewsTrain May 15-16. The trainers and their topics are:
Registration – just $75 for two full days of training – is open for the workshop at the University of Central Florida.
Diversity scholarships and discounted hotel rates will be available.
In addition, save these dates for other NewsTrain workshops:
Agendas for Monroe and Philadelphia are being developed with the help of local journalists. Get notified when agendas are set and registration opens for these NewsTrains by signing up here.
NewsTrain’s low tuition is made possible by donors, big and small. To help keep NewsTrain training coming to your community, please donate at the big red buttons on APME.com.
Questions? Email NewsTrain Project Director Linda Austin.
ASNE-APME CONFERENCE AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Oct. 16-18
ASNE, APME and the Associated Press Photo Managers will hold their 2015 joint conference Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
The Sheraton Palo Alto is the conference hotel and is a short walk from the Stanford campus buildings where the conference will be held. The conference rate is $169/night.
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