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APME Update: Friday, Aug. 2, 2013
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APME Update

Friday, Aug. 2, 2013


Aug. 5, 2013: Deadline for McGruder Awards for Diversity Leadership
Aug. 15, 2013: Submit best work to 'Great Ideas' book
Sept. 27-28: NewsTrain workshop, Colorado Springs
Oct. 3-4: NewsTrain workshop, Seattle
Oct. 28-30, 2013: APME Conference, Indianapolis


APME Awards: Asbury Park Press, Virgin Islands Daily News Win Top Honors

The Asbury Park (N.J.) Press and the Virgin Islands Daily News won top awards in the annual Associated Press Media Editors' Journalism Excellence Awards.

APME also said three media companies are finalists for its seventh annual Innovator of the Year, one of which was a finalist last year.

More than 30 winners were announced in the 2013 contest in the categories for media organizations. ... Read more

AP Staff Awards: SuperStorm Sandy and Terrorism in Africa Win Top Honors

Coverage of Superstorm Sandy and terrorism in Africa won awards for deadline, enterprise and state reporting from the Associated Press Media Editors association for journalism excellence by AP staffers.

"AP's New York and New Jersey staffs' coverage of the 800-mile-wide mashup called Sandy was, in a word, exceptional," the APME judges said in awarding the Deadline Reporting prize to the team that covered the storm. They said that under the worst of conditions, including their personal storm woes and risks, the staff provided up-to-the minute, authoritative coverage that was "nothing short of stellar." ... Read more

APME Auctions: Seeking Donations of Vacation Getaways, Jewelry, Wine

The APME silent and live auction, held during the first night reception at the annual conference, will expand in Indianapolis.

In addition to the bidding at the reception, a silent auction will be held during the days of the conference, Oct. 28-30.

We're looking for donations of vacation getaways, jewelry, regional food baskets, books, artwork, sports and event tickets, and much more.

Proceeds of the auction benefit the APME Foundation, which helps fund APME programs. Donations are tax-deductible.

To donate, download the pledge form or contact Bob Heisse, APME Foundation president, at, or Sally Jacobsen at the Associated Press, at


* AP Impact: Some ankle bracelet alarms go unchecked
* Sarasota Herald-Tribune: "Breaking the Banks"
* The Arizona Republic: Emerging industry faces uncertain future
* The Record: 'Pill mills' cashing in on painkiller addiction
* Boston Globe: Failure to get quorum didn't stop state panels
* Houston Chronicle: Secret deals let federal inmates swap information for early releases
* Orlando Sentinel: Airport garage plan pricey compared to others
* Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: Workers are 44 percent of canal's expense
* The Press of Atlantic City: Casino overload splinters profits
* News Journal: City profits from camera programs; improved safety questioned


Beat of the Week: Mouzakis

Best of the States: Caruso, Riccardi


* Defamation, false light claims dismissed against Carroll County Times
* Newport square designated journalism historic site
* KU journalism school gets $1.36 million bequest
* Protest filed with judge over reporter testimony
* Newspaper presses school district to release candidate names
* Federal judge dismisses ex-deputy's lawsuit

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Editors in the News: Edelsten, Stinnett, Butkiewicz, Sharp, Fitzgerald

In Memoriam: Kennedy, Andrews

And Finally ... News Literacy Project Helps Students Sort Media Fact From Fiction


Enter an Outstanding Leader: McGruder Awards for Diversity Leadership Awards

Register Now: APME Conference - Content Is King - Oct. 28-30, Indianapolis

Become a NewsTrain Ambassador in Workshop's 10th Year

Submit Your Best for APME's 2013 'Great Ideas' Book

Register: Colorado Springs NewsTrain Sept. 27-28

Register: Seattle NewsTrain Oct. 3-4

Make a Statement: Become a Lifetime Member of APME


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