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 APME UPDATE    Sept. 6, 2016 



Sept. 11-14 -- ASNE-APME Leadership Conference in Philadelphia

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

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


Rested Up From the Long Weekend? Time to Make Plans: Leadership Conference Begins Sunday!

The 2016 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference kicks off this weekend in Philly. Here's how you can get in on it! 

Register for the conference now if you haven't. We have special rates for members of ASNE and APME, including retired members, and current members of AOJ, spouses, students and APME's Regents. 

Lunch tickets are $40 each for Monday and Tuesday, and a VERY limited number of tickets are available for the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies baseball game at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13. Tickets can be purchased for $32 when you register for the conference.

Can't stay for the whole thing? Come for the day! Attend any day for just $150. There are discounted parking tickets mentioned below, too. 

Getting in early? Check out our two free pre-conference workshops:

-- Tools and Techniques for Digital Success: Lessons from the Knight-Temple "Table Stakes" Project

From 1 to 4 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 11, 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.

-- Google Tools for Your Newsrooms

 From 1 to 3 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 11, learn about all of the free Google tools that can help your newsroom build  interactive charts, maps, visualizations and more. Tools covered will include Google Trends, Fusion Tables,  MyMaps, Earth, Moon, Google Translate and more. Google also can provide free training in your newsroom.  Led  by Mike Reilley, business director at and Google News Lab trainer. Session materials can be  found here

Both workshops, which require advance registration, are free to those registered to attend the conference. The "Table Stakes" workshop has limited space and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Google workshop has no limit on audience size. To sign up for either workshop, email APME Executive Director Sarah Nordgren at 

Did we mention discounted parking? Why, yes, we did! We will have discounted parking tickets that you can use at the garage on 12th and Filbert streets, right across from the hotel. The discounted ticket, which you can pick up from our registration desk, will give you 20 percent off your stay when you exit the garage. Regular rates are $31 for 12 hours and $37 for up to 24 hours. Email ASNE Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won at if you'd like to reserve your discounted parking ticket.

Check out our nifty new electronic conference schedule -- it's easy and fun to navigate through all the sessions and events we have planned for you. 

-- Keep it handy on your mobile

Go to your browser and in the URL bar, type in For directions on how to bookmark the page on your home screen so that the schedule is always only one click away, click here if you are an iPhone user or here if you are an Android user. 

-- Personalize your schedule 

Sign up for a free account and create a custom schedule of sessions that interest you.

See you in Philly!


Don't Miss Out! There are Still a Few Tickets Left for NewsTrain in Murfreesboro 

Come to Murfreesboro, Tennessee -- just 39 miles south of Nashville -- for two full days of digital training Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2016!

Training Sessions Include:

  • Making smart choices in digital storytelling,
  • Growing audiences with Facebook Live, Periscope, Snapchat and Instagram,
  • Using social media as powerful reporting tools,
  • Shooting shareable smartphone video,
  • Maximizing your smartphone for mobile newsgathering,
  • Writing news for mobile,
  • Creating simple graphics for mobile,
  • Editing your own writing, and
  • Producing data-driven enterprise stories off your beat.

Registration is just $85 for everyone except students, who pay $75. Registration includes two full days of training, plus light breakfasts and lunches and an optional reception.

Your Instructors:

  • Emma Carew Grovumassistant managing editor at The Daily Beast.
  • John Duchneskie, assistant managing editor for design and graphics at The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • Tony Gonzalez, enterprise reporter for Nashville Public Radio.
  • Val Hoeppner, director of the Center for Innovation in Media at Middle Tennessee State University.

Questions? Email Linda Austin, NewsTrain project director, at



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