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APME UPDATE        JUNE 28, 2016



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

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


CONFERENCE SWEEPSTAKES: Win an Apple Watch, IPad Mini or gift card

Take home more than great ideas from the APME/ASNE/APPM conference this year. For a suggested donation of $10, you can get a ticket to the annual sweepstakes. All proceeds go to the APME Foundation to support association projects. It’s a great cause! Get your ticket at the conference from any APME board member.


GOING, GOING …. Auction items needed for annual conference

Be a part of the annual auction at the APME/ASNE/APPM conference this year -- donate good stuff, so we can raise big bucks!

Comb through your photo departments, your editorial cartoonist's stash, your bookshelves and your liquor cabinets for items you can donate to help a worthy cause -- adding to the APME Foundation funds that support such good causes as NewsTrain and our Community Public Service Journalism grant program.

Booze is always popular at the auction, as are historical photos, photos of celebrities and editorial cartoons. We love Harley jackets and weekend retreats at the beach or in the mountains.

We'll bid on tickets to sporting events (How about those Cavs tickets, George Rodrigue?!) and Broadway plays. We love licenses to the AP Stylebook electronic edition and books about journalism and journalists.

Give till it feels good! Please take a few minutes to fill out the auction donation form and return it as soon as possible:


Daily Beast’s Emma Carew Grovum joins trainers at NewsTrain Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Emma Carew Grovum, assistant managing editor at The Daily Beast, has joined two other accomplished journalists as trainers for Murfreesboro NewsTrain Sept. 30-Oct. 1.

Carew Grovum, who formerly led social media for The New York Times’ Opinion section, will teach social media reporting and digital storytelling. She joins: 

·       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 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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