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APME Update: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013
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Sept. 26, 2013


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


Donate $80 for APME's 80th year

APME first met as a group in French Lick, IN, in 1933.

Eighty years later we’ll return to Indiana. The Associated Press Media Editors meet in conference Oct. 28-30 in Indianapolis.

A lot has changed over those 80 years, but our organization remains strong. We sport a new name that brings print, digital and broadcast together, and we’re proud to tout a NewsTrain program that’s in its 10th year and effective as ever in helping journalists.

How can you help this great organization stay strong?

Donate $80 in this 80th year and receive a special gift of an APME80 Everest mug. Only 80 of the mugs are available – first come, first serve.
An $80 or more donation gets you a mug and recognition at the conference in Indiana, in the APME News magazine and at

You can make the donation and pick up the mug at the conference. But for those unable to attend just send Sally Jacobsen the donation or contact her at or 212 621-7007.

Send a check made out to Associated Press Media Editors Foundation (mark it for APME80) to APME, c/o Sally Jacobsen, The Associated Press, 450 W. 33rdSt., New York, NY 10001.

You may also contribute online by filling out the form and selecting APME80 from the donation options.

Donations to the APME Foundation are tax-deductible.

Register for the conference today!

Announcing a New Survey of Media Credentialing Practices

The National Press Photographers Association is very pleased to join with the Digital Media Law Project at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, together with the Investigative News Network, Free Press, Journalist’s Resource, and the Nieman Journalism Lab, to announce the launch of a new study on media credentialing. We invite newsgatherers of all types to participate.

Even as the very concept of journalism evolves to accommodate dramatic new ways of gathering and interacting with information of critical public importance, the idea of media credentials remains deeply embedded in the practice of journalism in the United States. Dozens of laws at both the state and federal levels condition the right to engage in newsgathering activity on the receipt of credentials; police departments use press identification to separate journalists from protestors subject to arrest; and political parties limit access to vital aspects of the democratic process to those approved by campaigns. And yet, systemic understanding of credentialing practices and standards is very poor, with public attention normally being limited to discrete issues as they arise.

We welcome participation in the survey from all who consider themselves to be involved in gathering news for publication, including professional and citizen journalists, activists who publish news content as part of their activism, and independent bloggers who write about current events. If that sounds like you, you can take the survey at We hope you will join with us in this effort!

For more information please contact Mickey Osterreicher


AP IMPACT: Many US bridges old, risky and rundown
Tennessean: Meth offenders database falling short
Modesto Bee: Pricey defense tab for sheriff’s office
Gazette of Colorado Springs: Medical firm’s legitimacy questioned
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: Problems with old salt mine resurface
Philadelphia Inquirer: The high cost of justice is $10 million and counting
Orange County Register: Selling a surgical robot and safety questions
Mobile Press-Register: Alabama homicide rate highest in deadly South
Miami Herald: Questions loom over multi-million dollar housing deal
Lexington Herald-Leader: Funding for 911 down as cell phone use goes up
Kansas City Star: Agency losing its grip on abused kids
Denver Post: Colorado parolees committing deadly new crimes
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Ethics chief accused of intervening in inquiry
Montgomery Advertiser: Alabama DUI program hits funding, device snags

Read more about these Watchdog efforts


• Journalism groups decry ruling against reporter
• Las Vegas Sun again asks US judge to halt buyout
• Argus Leader Publisher Randell Beck retiring
• KU professor on leave after tweet directed at NRA
• Mississippi newspapers to be digitized
• Conn. lawmaker calls for more privacy for victims
• Arkansas parole office admits open records lapses
• Wall Street Journal, All Things D, to part ways
• Music and movie industries sound alarm on online piracy
• Cable network lashes out at Planned Parenthood
• Fox News shuffling prime-time lineup
• Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to charge for web content
• Sheboygan high school newspapers go all-digital
• Cox Media merging Hamilton, Middletown papers
• Tulsa police to release 911 recordings
• Wis. AG: Must defend lawmaker in records suit
• Broker fined $5,000 for Facebook comments

Read about these Industry & Business stories

Editors in the News: Walsh, Bushee, Farkas, Budde, Barnes, Hemelt

In Memoriam: Gould


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

Events, trips and great food lead APME Foundation auction bid list

Become a NewsTrain Ambassador in the Workshop's 10th Year

Register: Colorado Springs NewsTrain Sept. 27-28

Sold Out! Waiting list forming: Seattle NewsTrain Oct. 3-4

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