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|APME Update • APME contest deadline extended to March 10!|
APME UPDATE • FEB. 29, 2018
March 6, 2018: Early bird deadline for Phoenix NewsTrain
March 10, 2018: Deadline for entries for the APME Journalism Excellence and Innovation Awards
March 24, 2018: NewsTrain workshop in Muncie, Indiana
April 6-7, 2018: Phoenix NewsTrain
April 30, 2018: Deadline for applications to host a NewsTrain in 2019
Sept. 11-12, 2018: ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference, Austin, Texas
Sept. 7-8: NewsTrain workshop in Greenville, S.C.
Fall 2018: NewsTrain workshop in Denton, Texas
March 2019: NewsTrain workshop in Toronto
Hey, whaddya think this is, curling?! Hurry up and enter the APME contests!
The Associated Press Media Editors is extending its Journalism Excellence and Innovation Awards and the Associated Press Staff News, Multimedia and Photography Awards contests deadline for 10 more days, until midnight Saturday, March 10!
Wipe your brow! Contest season is full of deadlines, so here’s a little breather so you have a chance at national acclaim for your top-notch work.
It’s just $75 per entry for APME members, $100 for non-APME members. For those who submit three or more entries, the fee is discounted to $60 per entry for members, and $85 for non-members. For universities and college students, the fee remains $25 per entry.
To join APME or renew, click here to receive your discounts.
Awards will be presented at the 2018 APME-ASNE Conference Sept. 11-12, in Austin, Texas. A highlight of the conference is when the finalists for the Innovator of the Year Award will make presentations, with the winner selected on-site by attendees.
The first step in entering is signing up as an "entrant" at the APME contest site at http://bit.ly/2018APMEawards. Please keep your entrant username and password. You will need it to return to the site to edit or add more entries before submitting them for judging. Submit all entries before accessing the payment page to check out.
Overseas Press Club Foundation's first Sally Jacobsen Scholarship winner announced
The winner of the first Overseas Press Club Foundation's Sally Jacobsen Scholarship is Hiba Dlewati, a Syrian American born in Flint, Michigan, and educated in Damascus, where she got a medical degree before having to flee the country because of the civil war. She is fluent in English and Arabic and also speaks Turkish and French. She has worked in the Middle East as a freelancer, covering the plight of Syrian refugees, among other topics.
She will work for the AP in the Beirut bureau after she finishes her master's at Columbia's journalism school in September, when she will finish her training in making documentaries. She is currently working on a documentary about the aftermath of the recent hurricane damage in Puerto Rico.
Jacobsen was on the board of the foundation and started a program to get young journalists internships with the AP and other news organizations. She was APME's executive director for many years. Jacobsen, the first woman to serve as the AP's International Desk editor, died last year. About $60,000 has been raised to endow the scholarships in perpetuity. Formally, it's the Sally Jacobsen Scholarship if you wish to contribute. A check can be sent to the OPCF at 40 West 45th Street, NYC 10036, or you can donate online at http://bit.ly/SallyJacobsen
Early bird registration of $75 ends March 6 for 1 1/2 days of digital training at Phoenix NewsTrain
APME’s NewsTrain is bringing affordable training in digital-journalism skills to downtown Phoenix on April 6-7.
Register by March 6 to get the early-bird rate of $75 for a day and a half of training in social, mobile, data, graphics, writing, open records, digital tools and more.
Sessions at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication include:
Experience NewsTrain’s highly rated training; attendees regularly judge sessions as 4.5, with 5 as highly useful and highly effective. “All of the sessions were very direct and relevant,” said 2017 attendee Arianna Pickard of the Tulsa World. “I feel like I’m going to use a lot of what I learned to do a better job and enjoy it more.”
The early-bird rate of $75 includes two light meals. Plus, the first 22 registrants receive a free AP Stylebook – a $22.95 value. Discounted hotel rooms start at $129 a night.
#PHXNewsTrain will be the 90th such workshop organized by the Associated Press Media Editors (APME) in collaboration with a host committee of local journalists, led in Phoenix by the Arizona Newspapers Association. APME, a nonprofit group of newsroom leaders, has sponsored NewsTrain since 2003, training more than 7,300 journalists in cities across the United States and Canada.
Questions? Email Linda Austin, NewsTrain project director.
For just $85, train in social, video, mobile, data and beat mapping at Muncie, Indiana, NewsTrain on March 24
APME’s NewsTrain is bringing affordable training in digital-journalism skills to Muncie, Indiana, on March 24.
Registration is $85 for a full Saturday of training at Ball State University. Sessions include:
Experience NewsTrain’s highly rated training; attendees regularly judge sessions as 4.5, with 5 as highly useful and highly effective. “This is the best hands-on collection of practical sessions with knowledgeable ‘in-the-field’ instructors I’ve experienced,” said 2016 attendee Kelly Shiers.
Your accomplished trainers include
Register today! NewsTrains often sell out. Plus, the first 20 registrants receive a free AP Stylebook.
Muncie NewsTrain will be the 89th such workshop organized by Associated Press Media Editors (APME) in collaboration with a host committee of local journalists. The nonprofit organization of newsroom leaders has sponsored NewsTrain since 2003, training more than 7,300 journalists in cities across the United States and Canada.
Questions? Email Linda Austin, NewsTrain project director.
Apply by April 30 to bring APME’s NewsTrain to your newsroom in 2019
If you’re looking to bring affordable, digital training to your newsroom in 2019, consider hosting one of APME’s NewsTrain workshops.
To experience the learning, morale boost and fun of a NewsTrain workshop in your town, the first steps are to put together a tentative host committee of representatives from local journalism organizations, and apply by April 30 at bit.ly/HostNewsTrain.
Successful host committees work hand-in-glove with the NewsTrain staff over six months to plan and promote their workshops. The skills taught are customized to the needs of journalists in your region and designed to be used immediately.
The host committee’s financial obligation includes supplying food for either a one-day or two-day workshop attracting 100. It should seek local sponsors to cover that cost, which can run $1,500 to $3,000. The host committee also markets the workshop regionally and secures a venue, usually a university site. APME engages the accomplished trainers.
The payback is smarter, more engaged and enthusiastic journalists, journalism students and journalism educators in your region.
“It’s simply the best training ever,” said Tina Ongkeko, managing director of member services for News Media Canada and host-committee chair for four NewsTrains. “The organization, program development and execution of NewsTrains are top-notch.”
Since 2003, Associated Press Media Editors (APME) has produced 88 NewsTrains in the United States and Canada, training more than 7,300 journalists.
Orange County Register: Forensic work isn’t always like what you see on TV
OPEN RECORDS / FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
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EDITORS IN THE NEWS
Saltz became publisher and editor-in-chief of the Sun Sentinel in August 2016.
Life magazine photo archivist Bobbi Baker Burrows has died
Bobbi Baker Burrows, a stalwart custodian of Life magazine’s storied photo archive who, as director of photography for the magazine’s book series, became an arbiter of how newsmakers and news events were immortalized by one of the most influential photojournalism outlets of all time, died at her home on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. She was 73.
The cause was corticobasal degeneration, a rare neurological disorder, said her husband, photo archivist Russell Burrows.
Mrs. Burrows was hired in 1966 as a photo assistant at Life, a cornerstone of the Time-Life empire, toward the end of its heyday as a mass-market pictorial magazine.
Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/bobbi-baker-burrows-custodian-of-life-magazines-storied-photo-archive-dies-at-73/2018/01/18/c82cd9ec-fc77-11e7-ad8c-ecbb62019393_story.html?utm_term=.12d821486cbf
Are opioids and other drugs overwhelming your community? The National Press Foundation and the American Society of Addiction Medicine are offering a special all-expenses-paid opportunity for 15 U.S.-based journalists to take a deep dive into the opioids crisis.
Over three days (April 10-12), this NPF training will address: the science of addiction; public attitudes about and understanding of the disease, including the stigma often attached to it; the latest clinical recommendations for effective treatment; trends in substance use; current public policy debates, including criminal justice efforts and sober living residences; impacts on families and communities; and more. With this grounding in hand, journalists will then cover the three-day American Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Conference April 12-15, with full access to presenters and abstracts. Both the training and conference will be in San Diego.
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