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APME Update, Aug. 30, 2016
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 APME UPDATE   AUG. 30, 2016



Sept. 1 -- Deadline for NewsTrain Early Bird Registration, Room Rate

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

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

Oct. 1 -- Deadline to apply to host a NewsTrain 


Be Like Ben: Sign Up for the ASNE/APME Leadership Conference Today!

Ben Franklin said it best: An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Be like Ben and head to his old stomping grounds to join your colleagues for the 2016 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Sept. 11-14 in at the Marriott in downtown Philadelphia. Attendees will also be able to attend events hosted by the Associated Press Photo Managers, which holds its annual conference in conjunction with APME and ASNE.

The conference includes:

Two preconference workshops on Sunday afternoon. One is focused on newsroom transformation for a limited number of participants. The other features trainers from Google Labs. Attendees will also be able to attend events hosted by the Associated Press Photo Managers, which will be holding its annual conference in conjunction with ASNE and APME for the third year in a row.

  • Keynotes by leading-edge thinkers and influencers, including Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, who will speak about the transformational changes he has led in the newsroom.
  • Panels and workshops on practices and tools to improve coverage and engagement, including workshop by The City University of New York's CUNY Graduate School of Journalism to teach editors how to develop community-driven news products.
  • Award-winning journalists talking about their work.
  • APME Innovator of the Year presentations.
  • Free tools for newsrooms.
  • Silent auctions offering one-of-a-kind items, such as sports tickets, vacation retreats, jewelry, autographed books and much more.

 See full schedule.

Sunday workshops:

• Tools and Techniques for Digital Success: Lessons from the Knight-Temple ‘Table Stakes’ Project
Find out whether your newsroom is truly digital first and positioned to compete for audiences during this pre conference workshop focused on what it takes to be "in the game of news" in the 21st century. Join project leader Douglas K. Smith and leaders from the four participating newsrooms to learn key questions you should be asking about your newsroom operation and culture; what kind of commitment is needed to transition; and how to use tools and techniques created during the project. Advance sign-up required. To register for the Sunday preconference workshops: Email ASNE Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won at

• Google Tools for Your Newsrooms
Learn about all of the free Google tools that can help your newsroom build interactive charts, maps, visualizations and more. Tools covered include Google Trends, Fusion Tables, MyMaps, Earth, Moon, Google Translate and more. Google also can provide free training in your newsroom. Session materials can be found at: labs/ Advance sign-up required with APME Executive Director Sarah Nordren at

To register for the main conference: The registration fee is $275 for members of ASNE and APME and $375 for nonmembers. There are special rates for retired members, spouses, students and APME's Regents. Lunch tickets for Monday and Tuesday can be purchased during registration as can tickets to the Pirates vs. Phillies baseball game Tuesday night. Click here to register for the conference.

Don’t put it off. As Ben also says: You may delay, but time will not. See you in Philly!


Don’t Miss out: Deadline Sept. 1 for NewsTrain Early Bird Registration, Room Rate 

Time is running out to save some bucks with NewsTrain’s early bird rate – and to book a room for the Sept. 30-Oct. 1 workshop in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The deadline isSept. 1 -- tomorrow -- to register at $75 per person for two days of training, light breakfasts and lunches. It also includes an optional reception from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 in MTSU’s John Bragg Media and Entertainment Building. The rate jumps $10 the very next day.

Don’t forget your hotel! Discounted rooms at $109/night are available until Sept. 1.

Register and link to room-booking information here:  



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