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APME Update, April 12, 2016
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May 6-7 -- NewsTrain in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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

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


Halifax NewsTrain takes off in less than a month!

Learning the latest in digital storytelling and producing great videos for your readers is great -- but getting to learn in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia (with some amazing room rates) is even better! You till have time to register for NewsTrain in Halifax, set for May 6-7. Information is here:

What will you learn?

How to:

  • maximize your social media for personal branding and audience engagement,
  • use social media for sourcing, including verifying user-generated content,
  • make smart choices in digital storytelling,
  • plan for breaking news on multiple platforms,
  • write for mobile, 
  • use audience analytics to get your stories read, and
  • shoot 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

Discounted hotel rooms -- just C$55 a night!-- are still available in Halifax. Info and register for $75 at

Want to stay closer to home and still get the NewsTrain experience?

Plan ahead for fall!  NewsTrain brings 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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