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APME UPDATE – June 19, 2014


June 30: Special 2-for-1 Membership Offer Expires
July 10: Submission Deadline for "Great Ideas Book”
Aug. 22-23: NewsTrain Workshop, Austin, Texas
Sept. 15-17:ASNE-APME Conference, Chicago
Sept. 18:Metcalf Institute Seminar on Climate Change, Chicago
Sept. 20: NewsTrain Workshop, Columbus, Ohio
Oct. 10-11: NewsTrain Workshop, Las Vegas



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. You also receive a discounted rate for next year's APME Journalism Excellence Awards.

Sign up now at:


How about sharing your newsroom’s Great Ideas with APME.

The "Great Ideas Book," which features the best and brightest ideas from around the industry, will be compiled on flash drives and handed out at the joint ASNE-APME conference Sept. 15-17 in Chicago.

Your Great Idea can be for print or online. It can be something new and innovative and thrown in from left field, or it can be a fresh new take on something we do every day.

Past Great Ideas books have featured ideas on audience engagement, multimedia, niche products/sections/sites, investigations, quick turnaroud packages, holidays coverage, revenue generators, social media, streaming live/broadcast, video, alternative story forms, database reporting, diversity and more.

It's free to enter the the contest, and nominating your idea is quick and simple:

Click here for a form to submit entries and upload images to accompany your idea:

The deadline to submit entries as well as Great Ideas for the 2014 book is July 10.

Go here to take a look at the Great Ideas from 2013.


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

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

Other NewsTrains will be in Austin, Texas, on Aug. 22-23 and Las Vegas on Oct. 10-11.

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.

Follow us @NewsTrain on Twitter or like us on Facebook for news on topics and speakers at those upcoming workshops.


There’s another great reason to attend the ASNE-APME conference Sept. 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. That is the special post-conference workshop we're working on with the highly regarded Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting.

Registration is open for the Institute's free, two-session "Climate Change and the News" seminar from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18.

Register as soon as possible to receive your free lodging on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Hyatt Regency. Rooms will be limited and available first-come, first-served to participating editors.

This environmental seminar will try to answer the following questions:
• How do news editors, bombarded with information about climate change, discern fact from hype?
• What should your news audience know about the regional and national policy implications of climate change, and why should they care?
• What actions and tools can empower news audiences, rather than simply overwhelming them with concerns?
Leading scientists and policy experts will be there to explore the latest decisions driving local, state, regional and national responses to climate change, and the implications for your news audiences. The seminar will provide essential information and sources for news editors looking for fresh hooks for their reporters, as well as the ability to cut through the hype to find the compelling and under-reported stories about climate change.

Click here for details about the two seminar sessions and to register.



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