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APME Update, Aug. 28, 2014
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APME UPDATE – Aug. 28, 2014




 ·  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 the joint ASNE-APME conference Sept. 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago.



The “Fast Forward” conference features media thought leaders and digital innovators.Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be welcoming attendees, and the conference will quickly move into a powerful program on leading change.

Among the themes are leadership on Monday, Sept. 15; innovation and creativity on Tuesday, Sept. 16, and values on Wednesday, Sept. 17.



  • Kickoff session on Monday: Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute, and Amy Webb, CEO of Webbmedia Group, will discuss thelatest trends involving news audiences and emerging technology.

· Engaging and growing audiences sessions Tuesday afternoon:Two concurrent sessions will be held. In Session A, Kainaz Amaria, a multimedia producer at NPR, will talk about interactive storytelling. Session B will cover creating and managing news partnerships.

· Women at the top discussion Wednesday morning:Hearthe views of women who know firsthand whether newsrooms are doing enough to prepare women for leadership positions and support them once they get there. Featuring: Debra Adams Simmons of Advance Local, Kathleen Carroll of The Associated Press, Kathleen Davis of Fast Company and Aminda Marques Gonzalez of the Miami Herald

· First Amendment discussion at Wednesday’s luncheon: James Risen of The New York Times will deliver a short keynote address, followed by a panel discussion of how state and national news organizations are fighting efforts to curb press freedoms.


There's more, from your chance to see news innovators pitch for your vote to luncheons that honor the top journalism coverage of the past year.Plus, you'll have a chance to hoist a few with friends, participate in the live and silent auctions featuring a variety of items and take an evening cruise the Chicago River on the Mystic Blue.


The conference will start at1:30 p.m. CDT Monday, Sept. 15, and conclude at 2p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17.


For the full schedule, go to


Registration to attend the conference: It'sonly $250 for members of ASNE and APME, $350 for nonmembers. APME members, register




Get top-flight training at NewsTrain workshops in Las Vegas and Columbus, Ohio.

Registration is just $75. Diversity scholarships and discounted hotel rates are available.

Here are more details on each upcoming NewsTrain:

·         Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 20: Sessions include maximizing your use of social media with Storyful’s Mandy Jenkins, improving your video storytelling with the Detroit Free Press’ Kathy Kieliszewski, and generating better data-driven enterprise stories with The Columbus Dispatch’s Jill Riepenhoff. Register:

 ·         Las Vegas, Oct. 10-11: Sessions include reporting watchdog stories on a budget with Pulitzer winner Michael J. Berens of The Seattle Times; using social media for reporting and branding with Karen Workman of The New York Times; and planning content across platforms with Meg Downey, formerly of The Tennessean.  Register:

Want to bring a NewsTrain workshop to your town in 2015? Please download an application form at

For updates on NewsTrain’s next stops, follow us on Twitter @NewsTrain or like us at





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