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APME UPDATE • May 9, 2019 


Sept. 9-10, 2019: News Leaders Association Conference at New Orleans Marriott
Sept. 27, 2019
: Milwaukee NewsTrain
, hosted by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Oct. 18-19
: Austin NewsTrain
, hosted by GateHouse Media and the Austin American-Statesman

October 2019
: Albuquerque NewsTrain
, hosted by the University of New Mexico in conjunction with the New Mexico Press Association

If you have news about news, news leaders or newsrooms you'd like to share, send details here.

Register now for our fall conference and join us in NOLA!

How can newsroom leaders lead in times of urgency, while at the same time training the next generation and growing readers' trust? We'll focus on those questions and many more during the inaugural News Leaders Association conference, Sept. 9-10 in New Orleans.

At the heart of the conference: leadership and audience engagement/growing digital revenue. You'll go home with takeaways that can be incorporated into your work immediately, as well as new connections and tools to help your newsroom grow.

Register for the 2019 NLA Conference now HERE

In addition to our fantastic program, Joy Mayer and Lynn Walsh from Trusting News and the Poynter Institute, will be offering a workshop from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8, before the NLA conference. The workshop, "How any journalist can earn trust," will center on how to stop thinking of distrust in journalism as an unsolvable, big-picture problem. This is a great opportunity to learn how to address a very serious concern faced in our industry.

In addition to the Poynter workshop before our conference, we are also working with the Knight Foundation to offer a workshop from the coaches and news leaders with the Knight-Lenfest Newsroom Initiative, also known as the Table Stakes program. The workshop will be Wednesday, Sept. 11 and will share lessons and tools for leading effective digital transformation in your newsroom.

To register for these workshops, visit ASNE's conference registration page and select one or both workshops from our online store to add to your conference registration cart.

A terrific group rate is available at the New Orleans Marriott for $179 per night. To book a room, click the link below or call 504-581-1000 and mention the ASNE-APME event.

Book your hotel HERE

NLA encourages all journalists from across all disciplines and platforms to join our cause. We are the creation of the merger between two of the most significant organizations in the journalism industry: the American Society of News Editors and the Associated Press Media Editors. The News Leaders Association is committed to leading, nurturing and serving journalism and democracy.

To view the full conference announcement, click here.

Participate in the 2019 Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey now!

The American Society of News Editors calls on news organizations across the media spectrum to participate in this year's diversity survey, which incorporates revised design and data collection methodologies to better establish a quantitative view of the diversity status in America's newsrooms.

The purpose of the Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey, launched in 1978, is to document employment trends in U.S. print and online publications and help newsrooms reflect the growing diversity of their audiences. The survey measures progress toward ASNE's goal of having the percentage of minorities working in newsrooms nationwide equal to that of minorities in the nation's population by 2025.

Please take the time to complete the survey. Organizations that have not yet received a link to the survey should reach out to ASNE at

To read the full 2019 Diversity Survey press release, click here.

Apply now for the 2019 ASNE Emerging Leaders Institutes

The American Society of News Editors is accepting applications for the three remaining Emerging Leaders Institutes, which will take place in various locations throughout the year, with the goal of training up-and-coming news leaders with diverse backgrounds, and helping them develop core leadership and strategic skills.

Mid-level managers from newsrooms serving all platforms may apply to be considered to attend at one or more locations of their choice.

Dates and locations are:
  • Aug. 6-7 prior to the NABJ Annual Convention in Miami
  • Sept. 4 at the Excellence in Journalism Conference (NAHJ, SPJ, RTDNA) in San Antonio
  • Sept. 7-8 prior to the NLA (ASNE-APME) Conference in New Orleans
All institutes are free and will provide some travel reimbursements to participants. Selected candidates will receive an email with information on lodging and how to receive travel reimbursements.

Selected candidates and their supervisors will also be required to complete pre-institute assessment forms before participating in the program.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the American Press Institute, Gannett and McClatchy are generous sponsors of the 2019 Emerging Leaders Institutes.

To apply for one of the Emerging Leaders Institutes, please fill out this form.

To see the full announcement, click here.

Make sure to follow News Leaders Association on social media so you don't miss out on ASNE-APME updates!

The News Leaders Association's new logo symbolizes the unity between two of the most significant organizations in the journalism industry. This is an exciting time and our new organization will continue to advocate for strong leadership, a diverse and inclusive workforce and defend against challenges to the First Amendment. You'll be seeing this new logo everywhere, so make sure to keep an eye out for it!

Our new logo will officially replace both the ASNE and APME logos as of September with the first-ever News Leaders Association conference, continuing on the ASNE-APME conference we have held previously for many years.

Make sure to follow the News Leaders Association on social media! We are on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


The Seattle Times: Engineers say Boeing pushed to limit safety testing in race to certify planes, including 737 MAX

Houston Chronicle: The Track: Open-air sex trade permeates daily life on Houston’s outskirts

The Tennessean: DCS investigated 186 child deaths last year; most children were known to the agency George Norcross’ influence: How companies and allies of the Democratic powerbroker got $1.1 billion in tax breaks

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Years of abuse, neglect to unchecked at Amargosa Valley Boarding School

Rockford Register-Star: Winnebago County administrator alleged Sheriff Gary Caruana harassed her

Chicago Tribune: Domestic violence victims face risk of being attacked again following Cook County reforms, a Tribune investigation found

The Sacramento Bee: Toxic water in California prisons: Sickening inmates and costing taxpayers millions

The Modesto Bee: Arizona police report alleges continued sexual misconduct by former Modesto pastor

Arizona Republic: Child-welfare cases are private. Does that protect the kids, or the state officials?


Are you doing great journalism that you want to shout about? Send current links and any preamble here and we'll share them with journalists, each week. Thanks for participating.


The Kansas City Star: Missouri auditor: AG must decide if 1st Amendment can be used to redact public records

The Washington Post: FOIA restrictions would shield D.C. officials who use email for personal business

AP: Ex-Wisconsin district attorney loses another records fight


Are you doing great journalism that you want to shout about? Send current links and any preamble here and we'll share them with journalists, each week. Thanks for participating.


Entire New Orleans Times-Picayune staff axed after sale to competitor

Newhouse co. sends bumbling exec to lay off entire Times-Picayune staff

Salt Lake Tribune announces plans to convert into nonprofit


Have journalism news you can share? Send current links and any preamble here and we'll share them with journalists, each week. Thanks for participating.


Steve Duenes Promoted to Deputy Managing Editor

Read more in this note from executive editor Dean Baquet and managing editor Joe Kahn.

We are happy to announce that Steve Duenes, the architect of some of our finest journalism and the leader of our visual storytelling teams, is being promoted to deputy managing editor.

In his new role, Steve will build on the progress he has made integrating the newsroom’s visual teams, including Video, Photo, Graphics, Digital News Design and Interactive News, while increasing the role of visuals in storytelling across the report. Working with Matt Purdy and Rebecca Blumenstein and the rest of the masthead leadership, Steve will help us compete aggressively on news even as we strive to create more enterprise that can be found only in The Times.

Read more:

Martinez appointed to new AP investigative role

NEW YORK (AP) — James Martinez, an editor who oversaw a key Trump coverage team and who has led some of the biggest breaking news stories in the United States, has been appointed to a new role with The Associated Press' investigative team.

The appointment was announced Monday by Michael Hudson, AP's global investigations editor.

As breaking news investigations editor, Martinez will work on fast-breaking investigations that spin off from breaking news.

"James is one of the most effective drivers of breaking news because he is relentless about wanting to be first — not just on the story itself, but on the key angles that emerge from it," said AP Managing Editor and Vice President Brian Carovillano. "That makes him an ideal editor for this important new role, which is at the center of AP's efforts to own the big story."

Since 2012, Martinez has led the New York state staff, managing a team of reporters in the city and upstate, where he put a renewed effort on enterprise reporting.

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Houston Chronicle investigations editor named top editor

HOUSTON (AP) — Veteran investigations editor Steve Riley has been appointed the new executive editor of the Houston Chronicle.

New York-based Hearst Communications announced Riley's appointment Thursday, saying his appointment came after an exhaustive nationwide search.

Riley has led several award-winning investigations and projects since joining the Chronicle in November 2017 after spending more than 30 years at The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Chronicle reports that over his career, his investigative teams have won more than a dozen national awards.

He had been interim editor since Oct. 30 after former executive editor Nancy Barnes resigned to become the senior vice president for news at National Public Radio.

Other Hearst newspapers in Texas are the San Antonio Express-News, Beaumont Enterprise, Midland Reporter-Telegram, Laredo Morning Times and Plainview Daily Herald.

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LION welcomes Chris Krewson as executive director

Local Independent Online News Publishers, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting local journalism entrepreneurs, on Wednesday named Chris Krewson its executive director.

Krewson most recently was vice president of strategy for Spirited Media, which until March was the parent company of three independent news sites: Billy Penn, The Incline and Denverite. He was the founding editor when Billy Penn launched in 2014.

Krewson's appointment comes after a six-month national search by the 13-member LION board of directors.

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