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APME Update Sept. 12, 2014
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APME UPDATE – Sept. 12, 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



The joint ASNE-APME conference opens Monday at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago. 

The “Fast Forward” conference will feature media thought leaders and digital innovators in a powerful program on leading change. Among the themes are leadership on Monday, innovation and creativity on Tuesday and values on Wednesday.

The conference will start at 1:30 p.m. CDT Monday, Sept. 15, and conclude at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17.

For the full schedule, go to

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

Travel Getaways, Sports Tickets, Jewelry and Much More at ASNE-APME Auction

For the historic joint conference of ASNE and APME in Chicago, we've got a stunning array of items up for bid at the opening night reception and auction from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at the Tribune Tower, 435 N. Michigan.

Come eat, drink and spend your hard-earned money at what will be a fun and lively evening with entertainment by members of the comedy group Second City.

Help APME and ASNE serve journalists by bidding for great items in our live and silent auctions. You might take home a great weekend getaway package, autographed photos or pucks by Chicago Blackhawks’ stars, matching his and her Harley-Davidson jackets, ticket package to the Chicago Bulls or Blackhawks, fashion jewelry, Broadway tickets and much more.

You'll want to be there for this gathering at our annual conference, but just in case, here is a list of some of the great grabs, a few you can even bid on from afar. These bids will be the starting point for the Sept. 15 live auction at the conference. If you can't make it and don't want to lose out, just pre-bid and include a maximum bid for the conference. We'll try to bid for you until that maximum is reached.


See you in Chicago!


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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