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APME Update

Nov. 29, 2012


Nov. 30, 2012
Applications due for Journalism Fellowship on the Economics of Aging and Work

Applications due for NewsTrain host sites

5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10
APME Holiday Online Auction ends

Feb. 1 & 2, 2013
Board of Directors meeting, NYC

Oct. 28-30, 2013
APME Conference, Indianapolis

What's in your newsroom?

Each week, we will feature a photo from among our newsrooms, broadcast outlets and journalism educators. Send a shot of your crew, your favorite newsroom art, etc., to APME Update. Tell us a little about the shot and we'll feature you in APME Update and on our Facebook page.

Seattle Times reporters and editors get ready for election night 2012 Nov. 6 in the new Denny building in Seattle. The Seattle Times

Welcome NewsTrain to your area: Apply for a 2013 host site

National touring workshop trains journalists in your region

APME's popular NewsTrain program is seeking host sites for 2013.

Our national traveling workshop will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary next year and needs enthusiastic hosts with venues that can hold 100+ attendees.

NewsTrain is a national touring workshop serving journalists in their own cities. Programs are designed to provide training in the skills, knowledge and information newsroom leaders need in a rapidly changing media setting.

NewsTrain programs are aimed at all levels of newsroom editors and managers, reporters, copy editors, visual journalists and online producers. College journalism educators and student journalists are also welcome and find NewsTrain programs valuable.

NewsTrain workshops are available anywhere. A workshop begins when potential hosts request a NewsTrain in their city. NewsTrain staff work with a host committee to plan and deliver a workshop tailored to the needs of local journalists.

NewsTrain programs can include sessions on planning and editing a variety of content, organizational development and management, innovations in digital media, and other skills and knowledge needed at all levels of today’s news operations.

More information and an application can be found at

Shop, shop, shop for holiday gifts at APME's online auction

APME’s online holiday auction is now open for bids on great gifts: a shore getaway, runway-to-real life shopping trip and framed photos of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash and from Myanmar and Superstorm Sandy.

Don’t miss books on Lincoln (See the movie, buy the book!) and those from AP writers: "Black Men Built the Capitol,” "Minka: My Farmhouse in Japan,” "Tough As Nails: The Life and Films of Richard Brooks,” "Two Hot dogs with Everything” and "The Seven Keys of Balabad.” And more!


Friday is the deadline for Journalism Fellowship on the Economics of Aging and Work

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, in partnership with APME, is offering a new one-year journalism fellowship that will focus on the economics of aging and work. This fellowship is a 12-month residential fellowship located at the headquarters of the independent research organization NORC at the University of Chicago. Mid-career journalists working for AP or an APME news organization are eligible to apply.

More information about the fellowship including the online application process is available at Applications are due Nov. 30.

APME's 2013 conference will be held Oct. 28-30 in Indianapolis

APME will hold its 80th annual conference in Indianapolis Monday, Oct. 28, through Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. For this special anniversary gathering, we will return to Indiana, home of the very first conference in 1933.

Watch APME Update for more information in the months to come.

APME offers $800 lifetime membership

In recognition of its 80th anniversary in 2013, the Associated Press Media Editors is offering an $800 lifetime membership. APME is also offering other incentives to start or renew your membership.

To join or renew, go to

APME to celebrate NewsTrain's 10th anniversary

The Associated Press Media Editors is launching a special fundraising campaign in support of NewsTrain’s 10th anniversary year in 2013.

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WATCHDOG REPORTING: Summary of recent impact journalism

• AP IMPACT: Will NYC act to block future surges?
• AP: Cursive writing survives in some states for now
• Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Tobacco funds used to plug budget gaps
• Denver Post: Rising threats raise homeowner insurance premiums
• Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Police say roads safer with texting ban
• Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Flawed crime numbers festered for years
• Orange County Register: What’s a firing offense at school?
• Orlando Sentinel: Many religious schools in Florida get taxpayer money

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BEAT OF THE WEEK: Najib Jobain, Ahmad Harb, Mohamad Zaaneen, Tamer Saliba, Yousif Abu Shareiaa

When Israeli bombs rained on a Hamas government building in Gaza, there was barely time for the videojournalists on the top-floor balcony of AP's bureau to take cover. The targeted building was virtually next door. The hurtling debris even took out some of the bureau's windows.

But a camera, set up on the bureau's balcony and manned 24/7 during the eight days of airstrikes, kept rolling. The video it produced gave clients a gripping visual display of what happens when one building is targeted and destroyed.

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BEST OF THE STATES: Luke Meredith, John Nicholson

Veteran sports supervisor John Nicholson was monitoring Twitter one night on the West Desk when he saw that Grinnell College sophomore Jack Taylor had scored 58 points in the first half of a game in Iowa. Sensing it could be one for the record books, Nicholson alerted Iowa sportswriter Luke Meredith, who had gone home for the day. Grinnell was an hour’s drive from Meredith’s home and he didn’t want to miss any of the action, so he got on the phone with a school source who kept him up to date on developments in real time.

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Wanda Lloyd is retiring from the Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser as executive editor, a job she's held since 2004. The Advertiser ( ) announced her departure. She will step down early next year. Lloyd has been an editor with the Advertiser's parent company, Gannett, since 1986 except for a 3 ½-year break. During that time she was the founding executive director of a journalism education program at Vanderbilt University. Lloyd has been an editor at six other daily newspapers, including USA Today and The Greenville (S.C.) News in Gannett. She also worked at The Washington Post, the Miami Herald, the Atlanta Journal and the Providence (R.I.) Evening Bulletin. She has served on boards including the Alabama Press Association and the Alabama Associated Press Managing Editors Association.


What earnings reports have revealed about ads
Book tells how 18th-century newspapers covered revolutionary war
Judge allows Ky. newspaper to contact trial jurors
Judgment day: UK media faces moment of truth
Gettysburg Times to Be Sold

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Former publisher of UT San Diego dies in car crash

David Copley, the last in a line of San Diego Union-Tribune publishers and owners from a family who dominated the city's media for more than eight decades, died after crashing his car the night of Nov. 20 near his La Jolla, Calif., home. Copley, 60, was declared dead at Scripps Memorial Hospital at about 9 p.m., some three hours after he crashed his Aston Martin sports car into a parked vehicle, the newspaper now known as UT San Diego reported. Copley's close friend Dr. Robert Singer announced the death outside the hospital.

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Sorensen Institute's founding director Wood dies

Veteran Virginia journalist and founding director of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership William H. Wood has died.

Wood's death on Nov. 16 was confirmed by his wife, Carol Wood, who said he died of complications from Alzheimer's disease.

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Great Ideas

The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Kelly Dyer Fry, editor/vice president of news. OPUBCO Communications Group

This series details a medical procedure each week that you or someone you know might experience in a lifetime.

The "What's It Like?" series details a medical procedure each week that you or someone you know might experience in a lifetime. About 80 percent of the What's It Like? features have been sold to a presenting sponsor, making in a double win for our group. It provides unique and useful content in a new way while monetizing the effort based on the topics chosen by the reporter. None of the What's It Like? stories have been requested by a potential sponsor. They have been written, produced and scheduled before being pitched to sponsors.


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