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APME Update: Friday, Aug. 30, 2013
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Aug. 30, 2013


Sept. 27-28, NewsTrain workshop, Colorado Springs
Oct. 3-4, NewsTrain workshop, Seattle
Oct. 28-30, APME Annual Conference, Indianapolis


Get some time with the coach

Sign up for one-on-one coaching with Poynter's Butch Ward in Indianapolis

Butch Ward, a veteran news executive and a managing director of The Poynter Institute, is offering one-on-one coaching sessions at the APME conference in Indianapolis on Tuesday, Oct. 29, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
During his 27-year career as a journalist at The Philadelphia Inquirer and Baltimore News-American, Butch held a variety of newsroom and positions, including managing editor at both newspapers.

The coaching sessions are free to APME members. Please email Sally Jacobsen at to sign up for the 30-minute sessions.


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Boston Globe: Freed amid scandal, released convicts find trouble again
Chicago Tribune: Teacher discipline system lacking
Dallas Morning News: Gaps and inaccuracies in chemical accident data
Houston Chronicle: Right to speedy trial lags for many
Minneapolis Star Tribune: As cars get smarter, thefts plummet
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Urban Assets LLC bought up hundreds of properties, left them to rot
The Washington Post: Budget battles win little savings

Read more about these Watchdog efforts


Beat of the Week: Klapper
Best of the States: Gormley


• Bloomberg reveals safeguards for client info
• AP joins bid to unseal court records
• Past US leaker calls Manning a 'casualty' of war
• South Dakota Republican activist on trial in robo-call case
• News Journal cuts 28 staffers, 2 magazines
• Pennsylvania media chain Times-Shamrock to sell 9 papers
• Longmont (Colo.) Times-Call newspaper building up for sale
• FAA grounds Midwest journalism school drones
• Las Vegas newspapers battling over joint operation

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Editors in the News: Doyle, Schneider, Boles, Thomas, Graybiel, Moran, Pittman, Green, Miller, Rosiek

In Memoriam: Thien, Jenkins

And Finally ... And Finally ... A real fish story


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

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Submit Your Best for APME’s 2013 ‘Great Ideas’ Book

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