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APME Update, Dec. 1, 2015
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APME Update -- Dec. 1, 2015





Jan. 21 - NewsTrain in Lexington, Ky.

April 9 - NewsTrain in Lincoln, Nebraska

April 22-23 - NewsTrain in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Date TBA (Fall) - NewsTrain in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Sept. 11-14 -- APME/ASNE Conference, Philadelphia


APME’s NewsTrain will bring its high-quality, affordable training to Kentucky, Nebraska, Nova Scotia and Tennessee in 2016.

Here’s the lineup for the 2016 workshops, which cost $75 each to attend:

·      Jan. 21 in Lexington, Kentucky

·       April 9 in Lincoln, Nebraska

·       April 22-23 in Halifax, Nova Scotia

·      A fall date in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Sessions in Lexington include maximizing social media for branding and reporting, getting started with data-driven enterprise reporting, and shooting compelling smartphone video. Trainers include Daniel Victor, senior staff editor of The New York Times, Kathy Kieliszewski, visuals director of the Detroit Free Press and Linda J. Johnson, former computer-assisted reporting coordinator at the Lexington Herald-Leader.

A free 2015 AP Stylebook – a $20.95 value – is available to the first 25 to register for the Lexington workshop. Discounted $109 hotel rooms are available at the workshop site, the Hyatt Regency Lexington. Journalists, journalism students and journalism educators from diverse backgrounds are invited to apply for diversity scholarships, which cover the $75 registration fee. The workshop precedes the Kentucky Press Association Winter Convention. More info and register at

The skills to be taught at the remaining three workshops in 2016 are being determined by a committee of local journalists in each region who conduct an assessment of the needs in their newsrooms. Sign up here to be emailed when more information becomes available on the agendas in Lincoln, Nebraska; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

The sites for 2016 – NewsTrain’s 13th year – were selected competitively from applications received from journalists in the United States and Canada. Applications to host a NewsTrain in 2017 are due Oct. 1, 2016. If you can’t make it to these NewsTrains, you’ll find the slides and handouts from these and past NewsTrain workshops at

NewsTrain’s low tuition – $75 – is made possible by donors, big and small, who in 2015 included Advance Local, The Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation, The Associated Press, The APME Foundation, Scripps Howard Foundation, the Gannett Foundation, GateHouse Media, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation and APME past and present board members.

We’d also welcome your financial support. To help keep NewsTrain training coming to your community, please donate at the big red button on For updates on NewsTrain’s next stops, follow us on Twitter @NewsTrain or like us at

Questions? Email Linda Austin, NewsTrain project director.



We'd like your feedback on our 2015 conference at Stanford University with ASNE.

If you attended, we'd like to hear what was useful and how we could improve.  

And if you didn't attend, we'd appreciate feedback on what might make you more likely to attend the 2016 conference in Philadelphia.  

Please respond to this link by Dec. 15:





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