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APME Update, May 20, 2015
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APME UPDATE – May 20, 2015







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



Eighty-four journalists, educators and students attended the Orlando NewsTrain May 15-16, and they left the University of Central Florida enthusiastic about the training they received. Here’s a sample of their tweets:

“#NewsTrain was amazing! I learned so much from other journalists.. Great two-day workshop.” – Ailin Le Bellot, University of Central Florida student

“What a productive use of time. Thanks for a fantastic two days of training and education, #NewsTrain.” – Caitlin Dineen, Orlando Sentinel reporter

“So stoked to put into practice what I learned at #NewsTrain conference. HUGE THANKS!” – Brenda Barbosa, Sun Coast Media Group staff writer

Big thanks go to our Orlando trainers: Linda Austin, NewsTrain project director; Michelle Guido, former WESH-TV managing editor; Kathy Kieliszewski, Detroit Free Press visuals director; Ron Nixon, New York Times Washington correspondent; and Karen Workman, New York Times senior staff editor.

We are also hugely indebted to Gil Thelen, executive director of the Florida Society of News Editors, who led the host committee of journalists in putting together the program. Rick Brunson, associate journalism instructor, provided critical on-the-ground support at the workshop site: UCF’s Nicholson School of Communication.

Please join us at these upcoming NewsTrains. Registration is just $75 for each, and diversity scholarships and discounted hotel rates are available:

  • Monroe, Louisiana, Oct. 15-16, 2015, social media, mobile newsgathering, data-driven enterprise reporting, mobile-first breaking news coverage, journalism ethics in the digital age.

  • DeKalb, Illinois, (65 miles west of Chicago) Oct. 29-30, 2015, social media, smartphone video, audience analytics, data-driven enterprise reporting, beat mapping, creative local features coverage.

  • Philadelphia, Nov. 13-14, 2015, a digital-storytelling boot camp including social media, data-driven enterprise reporting, smartphone video and photos, writing news for mobile.

  • Lexington, Kentucky, Jan. 21, 2016, social media, smartphone video, data-driven enterprise reporting.


For updates, follow us on Twitter @NewsTrain, or like us at


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


Questions? Contact NewsTrain Project Director Linda Austin at or @LindaAustin_.




Register now for the ASNE-APME conference of the nation's top editors Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. The Associated Press Photo Managers is also a conference partner.


The theme for the Silicon Valley conference is 3-D: Digital, Diversity, Disruption.


The conference will open with an evening reception Friday, Oct. 16, at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center. Join your colleagues under beautiful October skies for a taste of California wine and music and an intimate conversation with David Kelley. A creator of the Apple mouse and founder of the groundbreaking at Stanford, Kelley will share his thoughts on how each of us can find joy in our creative endeavors.

We will have conference sessions Saturday, Oct. 17, and Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Li Ka Shing Center, part of the Stanford Medical Center. The conference hotel is the Sheraton Palo Alto at 625 El Camino Real. 

The lively and topical sessions will focus on: 

  • Digital transformation and the innovative use of technology in the newsroom.

  • Diversity in the newsroom and in reaching new audiences.

  • First Amendment and access issues.

  • Newsroom leadership.

APPM will focus on using analytics and research to better utilize visual journalism, as well as innovative approaches to increase the impact of visual reporting.

Other highlights: 

  • We will celebrate the winners of the ASNE Awards and APME Journalism Excellence Awards at a Saturday luncheon. On Sunday, we will meet again for a special lunch. Tickets to both lunches can be purchased when you register.

  • The opening reception will also include an auction at the alumni center. The silent and live auctions will offer one-of-a-kind items, such as sports tickets, vacation retreats, jewelry, autographed books and much more. 

  • The conference will feature high-profile speakers from the tech and journalism industries. More details coming soon. 

Register now: The registration fee is $275 for members of ASNE and APME and $375 for nonmembers. There are special rates for retired editors, spouses, students and APME's Regents. Click here to register.  

Book your hotel room: A terrific group rate is available at the Sheraton Palo Alto until Sept. 15 for only $169/night for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Rates for Wednesday and Thursday are $329/night. Make a reservation online or call the hotel directly at 650-328-2800 and mention the block of rooms reserved for ASNE and APME.


Stay tuned for many more details at and Questions? Contact Cindy Roe at or Sally Jacobsen at



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