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APME Update, June 18, 2014
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APME UPDATE – June 19, 2014



 ·        June 30, Special 2-for-1 Membership Offer Expires

·         Aug. 22-23, NewsTrain Workshop, Austin, Texas

·         Sept. 15-17, ASNE-APME Conference, Chicago

·         Sept. 20, NewsTrain Workshop, Columbus, Ohio

·         Oct. 10-11, NewsTrain Workshop, Las Vegas  





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APME’s popular NewsTrain will hold training workshops in Columbus, Ohio; Austin, Texas, and Las Vegas this year.

NewsTrain will be in Columbus, Ohio, on Sept. 20 with sessions on maximizing your use of social media, shooting better video stories and developing data-driven enterprise stories. Your instructors are:

·        Mandy Jenkins, former managing editor of Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome. She will demonstrate how to use social media as a powerful reporting tool. She’ll also offer tactics to establish your brand on social media, encourage community engagement, and measure how well your social media efforts are working.

·        Kathy Kieliszewski, director of photography and video at the Detroit Free Press. She will introduce you to efficient video story forms for digital platforms and provide tips to shoot more effective video on your smartphone.

·        Jill Riepenhoff, projects reporter at The Columbus Dispatch. She will help you find and analyze data, enabling you to spot local enterprise stories on your beat, whether you cover government, sports, the arts, business or education.

Registration is just $75 for a full day of training, including hands-on exercises, two meals and snacks.

Sign up at, where you’ll also find information on a discounted hotel rate near the workshop site at The Columbus Dispatch.

Other NewsTrains this year will be in Austin, Texas, on Aug. 22-23 and Las Vegas on Oct. 10-11. Follow us @NewsTrain on Twitter or like us on Facebook for news on topics and speakers at those upcoming workshops.


Don’t Miss APME’s special offer: Sign up to be a member at our $150 rate in June and add another editor or broadcast news leader free. The 2-for-1 offer is a limited-time special good until Monday, June 30.

This is a great time to join APME.

APME remains the practical voice for news leaders. For the $150 cost of membership, you'll get a substantial discount for the first joint conference with the American Society of News Editors and the Associated Press Photo Managers Sept. 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago.

Sign up now at:


Do you have something you can offer?

APME and ASNE are joining forces for a live and silent auction to benefit both organizations during their joint conference Sept. 15-17 in Chicago.

An annual conference auction is a staple for APME and benefits the APME Foundation, which helps fund NewsTrain and other programs. ASNE will share the stage for perhaps the biggest auction to fund journalism initiatives in recent years.

The live auction – featuring vacation getaways and more – will be held during the opening night reception at the Tribune Tower. A small silent auction also will take place that night.

A larger silent auction – featuring donated books, regional gifts, jewelry, sports and event tickets and more – will be held during the conference at the Hyatt Regency, the conference headquarters.

To donate, download the pledge form.

Bob Heisse of the APME Foundation and George Stanley of ASNE are coordinating the auction. You can contact either of them at or

You also can contact Sally Jacobsen of APME at and Arnie Robbins of ASNE at






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