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APME Update, Oct. 11, 2016
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APME UPDATE    Oct. 11, 2016



 Oct. 8-11, 2017 -- ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference, Washington, D.C.




Find cutting-edge advice in NewsTrain slides, handouts at

Looking for tips on mobile newsgathering, social reporting, data visualization, self-editing and/or writing for mobile?

Check out the trove of handouts and slides from the recent NewsTrain in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, which drew 98 enthusiastic attendees to Middle Tennessee State University on Sept. 30-Oct 1. After each NewsTrain, we upload the trainers’ slides and handouts to They include concrete tips as well as links to other resources.

Murfreesboro concluded another successful year of NewsTrain workshops. Stay tuned here for our stops for next year. We are reviewing applications to host NewsTrains in several locations around the United States from committees of local journalists.

Thanks for your support of NewsTrain, which will enter its 14th year with its 85th workshop in 2017! Every tax-deductible donation is greatly appreciated at Our generous donors keep NewsTrain’s high-quality training affordable at the early-bird price of $75. 




Denver Post: Tax law costs some Colorado families their mobile homes

Washington Post: In safety and reliability, Metro ranks in middle of the pack

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Education fundamentally changed in Wisconsin 

Courier-Journal: With jails crowded, Kentucky reconsiders prvate prisons

Baltimore Sun: Untrained volunteers set up Maryland’s medical pot industry

Minneapolis Star-Tribune: County judge confronts police on “military tactics”

Oregonian: Was Portland’s lead crisis preventable?

Austin American-Statesman: Foster kids sleep in state offices

Houston Chronicle: MUDS sell bonds, levy taxes for developers who fund pols

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Refugee resettlement agency under investigation

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Kennedy named to Open Government Hall of Fame

Columbia police union sues city over public records requests

University of Louisville sues retired professor over records

Judge awards $57K in attorney's fees in open records lawsuit

D.C. Metro rail oversight plan applauded by transparency advocates

Teacher’s records, subject of earlier Supreme Court decision, must be released

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Vice debuts its nightly newscast on HBO

Ted Turner endorses Hillary Clinton for president

Unlike first, second debate doesn't set viewership record

Ohio newspaper breaks tradition, endorses Democrat Clinton

Fox News' Megyn Kelly, Sean Hannity are friends again

NY press group protests prosecutor barring journalists

Study shows Trump airtime advantage on cable

Police tracking social media during protests stirs concerns

Activists blast 'O'Reilly Factor' Chinatown piece as racist

Lawsuit challenges Michigan's ban on photographing ballots

Source: Anderson Cooper staying with CNN with new contract

Report: Yahoo gave US intel agencies access to email

New publisher named for Coeur d'Alene Press

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IN MEMORIAM: Stone, Kwon


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