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APME Update, June 14, 2016
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 APME UPDATE      JUNE 14, 2016



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

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


APME condemns Trump ban of some media outlets

Donald Trump has revoked the press credentials of The Washington Post and barred multiple major news organizations from rallies and campaign events while working to become the nation’s next president. This shows a fundamental lack of understanding of the rights of a free press, as established in the First Amendment.

The press has an obligation to provide vigorous, thorough and accurate coverage of anyone running for the office of U.S. president. And candidates have an obligation to allow uniform media access to their events, regardless of whether coverage conforms to their wishes. 

The Associated Press Media Editors joins other major news leadership organizations in condemning this affront to the democratic process and the very principles on which our nation was founded. We urge the Republican Party and its presumptive presidential nominee to abandon these sanctions and allow full access to all media outlets to protect the public’s right to know.

Some other journalism organizations speaking out are the Society of Professional Journalists and American Society of News Editors


NEWSTRAIN: 2 accomplished journalists to train at Murfreesboro

The first two trainers named for Murfreesboro NewsTrain Sept. 30-Oct. 1 are experienced teachers and journalists. They are: 

·      John Duchneskie, assistant managing editor for design and graphics at The Philadelphia Inquirer and a former teaching fellow at the University of Missouri

·      Val Hoeppner, director of the Center for Innovation in Media at Middle Tennessee State University and former multimedia director at The Indianapolis Star


For only $75, you can register for two full days of digital training, including meals, at Middle Tennessee State University, 39 miles south of the Nashville airport.

In addition, the first 25 registrants receive a free AP Stylebook, courtesy of Adam Yeomans, regional director – South for The Associated Press.

Attendees regularly rate NewsTrain’s training as 4.5 or higher, with 5 as highly effective and highly useful. “This is the best hands-on collection of practical sessions with knowledgeable ‘in-the-field’ instructors I’ve experienced,” said reporter Kelly Shiers about the Halifax, Nova Scotia, workshop in May.

In Murfreesboro, a committee of local journalists requested the cutting-edge sessions that are planned. They include:

·      Making smart choices in digital storytelling,

·      Growing audiences with Facebook Live, Periscope, Snapchat and Instagram,

·      Using social media as powerful reporting tools,

·      Shooting shareable smartphone video,

·      Maximizing your smartphone for mobile newsgathering,

·      Writing news for mobile,

·      Creating simple graphics for mobile,

·      Editing your own writing, and

·      Producing data-driven enterprise stories off your beat.

Discounted rooms at $109 a night, plus tax, are available; the hotel offers free shuttle service to the workshop site.

Competitive diversity scholarships that cover the $75 registration fee are available for journalists, journalism educators and journalism students from diverse backgrounds. The scholarships are funded by the APME Foundation.

Find more info and register at

To be notified when additional instructors for Murfreesboro NewsTrain are named, please sign up here.

Murfreesboro will be NewsTrain’s last stop in 2016. Want to bring NewsTrain to your town in 2017? Apply by Oct. 1 to host a workshop next year.

Questions? Email NewsTrain Project Director Linda Austin.





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