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Aug. 22, 2013


Aug. 23, Submit best work to ‘Great Ideas’ book
Sept. 27-28, NewsTrain workshop, Colorado Springs
Oct. 3-4, NewsTrain workshop, Seattle
Oct. 28-30, APME Annual Conference, Indianapolis


Great Ideas' deadline is Friday!

APME's 2013 'Great Ideas' book seeks your best work

Let the world see your best stuff by submitting it for the Associated Press Media Editor’s 2013 "Great Ideas” book.

What's a Great Idea? It can be a new concept for print, broadcast or online, or a major improvement to something we do every day. This is a chance for your media organization to show off your work in the U.S. and Canada and help fellow journalists by providing ideas that might work in their markets.

It’s easy to submit and takes only a few minutes to do.

The "Great Ideas” website, located here, allows you to submit entries and upload images that accompanies your idea.

Last year, more than 100 ideas were featured in the book and presented throughout the APME conference in Nashville.

"Let’s top that this year,” said David Arkin, co-chairman of the APME Awards/Innovator Committee. "But we need your help.”

While all of the ideas submitted are published in the book, several are highlighted at the annual conference, which will be this year in Indianapolis.

If you have questions, contact Arkin, GateHouse Media vice president of content & audience, at


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