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APME Update, May 3, 2016
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APME UPDATE  -- MAY 3, 2016



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

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

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


ASNE-APME Conference Registration Open

There's no time like the present to get ready for some great networking and training! Registration for the 2016 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference is open! The conference is set for Sept. 11-14 in downtown Philadelphia. Get there on Sunday for a special pre-conference workshop on newsroom transformation (pre-registration required), then stay for some great events, win an award or two, and some spend time with friends old and new. You can't beat the price: $275 for APME and ASNE members; $375 for nonmembers. (There are special rates for retired members, spouses, students and APME's Regents. Lunch tickets for Monday and Tuesday can be purchased during registration.)

So ... what are you waiting for? Click here to register

See you in Philly!


Last Chance: NewsTrain in Halifax

Some of the best digital newsgathering training available happens this weekend! Pack your bags and head to Nova Scotia for NewsTrain, this Friday and Saturday in Halifax. Just $75 for two days (including some meals!) -- and the room rates are not to be believed! Learn how to maximize your social media for personal branding and audience engagement, use social media for sourcing, including verifying user-generated content, and make smart choices in digital storytelling. All the details are here: 



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Stamford Advocate: Undocumented and medically uninsured

Sun Sentinel: Jaywalking? Police have you in their sights

Miami Herald: Student accused of flying high on $260,000 in stolen miles

Orlando Sentinel: Central Floridians scramble for jobs to keep food stamps

Atlanta Journal-Constitution:  “Psychoeducational” students segregated

Des Moines Register: Drunken driver deaths rise, but fewer licenses revoked

Times Picayune: Lt. Gov. suggests selling naming rights for state parks

Baltimore Sun: Restaurant no-shows prompt fees for reservations

Star-Tribune: Minnesota battling suicide with new weapon: Data

Columbus Dispatch: Columbus to spend billions fixing waterlines, sewers

Houston Chronicle: Deep water oil drillers face worst times in decades

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Rochester newspaper moving out of longtime downtown home

Rutgers reporter asks Obama for interview _ and gets it

FBI: 'Argument can be made' fake AP story broke rules

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NY judge rejects Cosby's request to get journalists' notes

Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejects newspapers' email appeal

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