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 APME UPDATE • May 10, 2018 

SAVE THE DATES

Aug. 8, 2018: Early bird deadline for NewsTrain workshop in Greenville, S.C.
Sept. 7-8, 2018: NewsTrain workshop in Greenville, S.C.
Sept. 11-12, 2018: ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference, Austin, Texas
Aug. 22, 2018:
Early bird deadline for NewsTrain workshop in Denton, Texas
Sept. 22, 2018:
NewsTrain workshop in Denton, Texas
March 2019: NewsTrain workshop in Toronto

ASNE-APME conference schedule goes live

Check out our program schedule for the 2018 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Sept. 11-12 in Austin, Texas!

This interactive schedule is easy to navigate through a number of sessions we have planned to get you fully equipped with actionable items you can take back to your newsroom.You can also check out who the speakers and panelists are and get to know them in advance as we update their mugs and bios.
Two ways to get the most out of this schedule:

1. Have it handy on your mobile

Go to your browser and in the URL bar, type in http://asneapme2018.sched.com. For directions on how to bookmark the page on your home screen so that the schedule is always only one click away, click here if you are an iPhone user or here if you are an Android user.
2. Personalize your schedule
Sign up for a free account and create a custom schedule of sessions you're interested in attending.To learn more about how to fully utilize the functionality of the schedule, refer to the attendee guides.

The program is planned and organized by ASNE-APME Conference Program Committee Co-Chairs Emilio Garcia-Ruiz of The Washington Post, Colin McMahon of the Chicago Tribune, Bill Church of GateHouse Media, Sandra Clark of WHYY and Traci Bauer of The Journal News, and Adviser Jim Simon of the Honolulu Civil Beat.
Registration and hotel

The registration fee is $275 for members of ASNE and APME and $375 for nonmembers.A terrific group rate is available at the on-site hotel at the conference center for $219/night Sunday, Sept. 9, through Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Register for the conference and book your hotel room now to join us! Our room block is available until Aug. 9 or until it sells out.


Train in social, mobile, data, video and data viz at Denton, Texas, NewsTrain on Sept. 22

Denton NewsTrain will offer a full day of digital training on Sept. 22, 2018, at the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas in the University Union, room 333, 1155 Union Circle. It is 41 miles north of Dallas and 38 miles north of Fort Worth.

Training Sessions Include:

  • Data-driven enterprise off your beat
  • Shooting smarter video with your smartphone
  • Getting your story read: maximizing social media for branding and audience engagement
  • Use data visualization to tell better stories
  • Storytelling on mobile: making smart choices

Early-bird registration is $75 through Aug. 22; the rate increases to $85 on Aug. 23.

Competitive diversity scholarships are available for journalists, journalism students and journalism educators from diverse backgrounds; Click here to apply.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify the best way to tell a particular story on a small screen.
  • Identify a data set from your beat that will likely produce a story, and sort and filter in Excel to locate a potential story.
  • Improve your writing on social media, establish your brand, encourage community engagement, and measure how well your social media efforts are working.
  • Sequence your best five shots to produce video news clips of under one minute with minimal editing.
  • Design informational graphics with impact, such as maps and charts, using free and easy-to-use tools.
To learn more, visit bit.ly/DentonNewsTrain or email Laura Sellers, NewsTrain program assistant.

To get updates for any of the upcoming NewsTrains, visit this page and signup.


Train in social, mobile, data, verification and time management at Greenville, S.C., NewsTrain on Sept. 7-8

Ball State University students Elena Stidham and Gabbi Mitchell edit their mobile video at Muncie NewsTrain. Photo by Val Hoeppner

Greenville NewsTrain will offer a day and a half of digital training on Sept. 7-8, 2018, at the Younts Conference Center at Furman University. 

Training Sessions Include:

  • Storytelling on mobile: making smart choices
  • Data-driven enterprise off your beat
  • Getting your story read: maximizing and measuring social media for branding and audience engagement
  • Becoming a verification ninja
  • Mobile newsgathering: better reporting with your smartphone
  • Using social media as powerful reporting tools
  • Can you unplug? Making time to have a life

Early-bird registration is $75 through Aug. 7; the rate increases to $85 on Aug. 8.

Competitive diversity scholarships are available for journalists, journalism students and journalism educators from diverse backgrounds; Click here to apply.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify the best way to tell a particular story on a small screen.
  • Identify a data set from your beat that will likely produce a story, and sort and filter in Excel to locate a potential story.
  • Improve your writing on social media, establish your brand, encourage community engagement, and measure how well your social media efforts are working.
  • Identify accurate content and debunk hoaxes.
  • Use social media for sourcing, spotting news trends and verifying user-generated content.
  • Turn your smartphone into a versatile, multimedia reporting tool in the field.
  • Better manage your time and that of your newsroom teams.

Our first confirmed trainer is Ron Nixon, in the Washington, D.C., bureau for The New York Times and a former training director for IRE. Nixon consistently gets top marks for his data-enterprise training sessions at NewsTrain. His first career job was in South Carolina.

To learn more, visit http://bit.ly/GreenvilleNewsTrain or email Laura Sellers, NewsTrain program assistant.

To get updates for any of the upcoming NewsTrains, visit this page and signup.


WATCHDOG REPORTING

Washington Post: Lobbyist helped arrange Scott Pruitt’s $100,000 trip to Morocco
Modesto Bee:
California could restart executions
Santa Fe New Mexican:
Big missteps, flaws revealed in treatment foster care system
San Francisco Chronicle:
At tainted San Francisco shipyard, is ‘safe’ site really safe?
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
How likely are Central Americans from the caravan to win their asylum cases?
Washington Post:
As the ‘King of Debt,’ Trump borrowed to build his empire
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
When massage therapists cross the line, state board rarely acts
Honolulu Civil Beat:
Why No One Wants To Blow The Whistle On Sexual Misconduct
Des Moines Register:
Violent crime is surging in rural Iowa, fueled by the state's meth and mental health crises
Courier Journal:
Meth, deadlier than ever, could be the 'next phase of drug epidemic'
Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
Shortage of home health workers forcing young Minnesotans with disabilities into institutions
The Record:
Is your commute safe? NJ Transit won't share state of bridges, some older than 100 years
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:
Despite reform effort, Child Protective Services remains mired in disarray
Columbus Dispatch:
Aging buildings dot Ohio school districts that can’t afford new construction, leaving state money behind
Philadelphia Inquirer:
Many Philadelphia schools are incubators for illness, with environmental hazards that endanger students and hinder learning.
The Tennessean:
Amid Nashville’s housing boom, safety rules are ignored and more workers die
Austin American-Statesman:
Digital trails:’ Cameras, electronics track all of us, all the time
Seattle Times:
San Diego did what Seattle didn’t: give people a safe place to sleep in cars
Toledo Blade:
Contested waters: Who's paid for Toledo's water treatment plant?
The Journal News:
Paul Clement died of drug overdose, but his sober home dream lives on with parents
Delaware News Journal:
Despite good intentions, Delaware slow to address human trafficking
AP:
CDC director accepts pay cut after AP examines his salary
Washington Post:
Trump muses about yanking news media credentials in response to negative coverage

READ MORE IN THE WATCHDOG ROUNDUP


OPEN RECORDS / FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

City rejects request to ID officers in shooting
Bentley schools to pay former superintendent until September
ACLU files federal suit over bus station citizenship stops
City won't release settlement figure in lawsuit over strip search allegations
Judge: police don't have to release body-cam footage of stop
Victoria open meetings case heading to Minnesota Supreme Court
Appeals court: Stories on Minnesota cop death were protected
Rhode Island judge lifts order barring juror contact
FOIA reveal: Governor shields ally and agency in alleged harassment case

READ MORE


INDUSTRY NEWS

AP announces new policy over the term ‘collision’
A Lynching Memorial Forces a Reckoning for a Nation, and a Newspaper

Study: Diversity remains low in sports news departments

Every editor’s nightmare: Procedures change after gun ad ends up on front page

Women Said to Accuse Times Editor Who Resigned of Inappropriate Behavior

Lessons in saving your student paper, before it’s too late

3 women sue CBS News and Charlie Rose, alleging harassment
Idaho asked to investigate 'newspaper' mailed to voters

Accusations of censorship at UN on World Press Freedom Day
Denver Post staffers protest 'censorship' of editor who criticized owner
Denver Post editor resigns after fiery editorial calling out owner

Tronc recognizes Chicago Tribune Guild, unionizing newsrooms
First lady admonishes reporters to 'be best' in their jobs

Newseum Institute renamed as Freedom Forum Institute
The Salt Lake Tribune faces layoffs, cuts to print offerings

READ MORE IN THE ROUNDUP


EDITORS IN THE NEWS

AP names Mullen US West deputy director for storytelling

The Associated Press has named Stephanie Mullen as its new deputy director of storytelling and photography for its U.S. West region, a position that will oversee the presentation of AP's breaking news and enterprise journalism across media formats in 13 states.

The appointment was announced by Anna Johnson, the AP's news director for the West region.

A journalist with more than two decades of experience leading photographers, Mullen joins a leadership team in the West region that guides the work of visual and text journalists alike. In her new role, the region's photographers will also report to Mullen.

Read more: https://www.ap.org/ap-in-the-news/2018/ap-names-mullen-us-west-deputy-director-for-storytelling


IN MEMORIAM

Richard Blystone, Correspondent at AP, Later CNN, Dies at 81

Richard M. Blystone, a veteran Associated Press writer who reported from Vietnam and became one of the first correspondents at CNN, has died in London at 81.

His sister, Louise Reilly, said her brother died Tuesday of cardiac failure after a stroke.

Blystone began his AP career in Atlanta in 1965 and later worked at the news cooperative's New York headquarters before moving to the AP's Saigon bureau in 1970 at the height of the Vietnam War. In 1973, he became AP's Chief of Bureau in Bangkok, Thailand.

Read more: https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2018-04-17/richard-blystone-correspondent-at-ap-later-cnn-dies-at-81

Tennessee publisher, Sunshine Law proponent Sam Kennedy dies

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — Sam Kennedy, an attorney, newspaper publisher and former Tennessee Press Association president who helped push for the state's Sunshine Law, has died at age 91.

An obituary from Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors said Kennedy died at his home in Columbia on Tuesday.

Kennedy was the editor and publisher of The Daily Herald in Columbia and led the government affairs committee of the Tennessee Press Association for 30 years. He is credited with helping draft the open government law passed by state lawmakers in 1974. He also helped pass the 1973 reporter's shield law in Tennessee.

He published four other papers: The Waverly Democrat, The Parsons News Leader, the Lawrence County Advocate and the Buffalo River Review. He wrote a popular column known as the Barrister's Bit about politics and community affairs.

Kennedy was inducted to the State Open Government Hall of Fame in Washington in 2016. Kennedy and his wife Elizabeth also were honored by the Tennessee General Assembly in 2001. The resolution called them "guardians of the people's right to be informed by owning and operating family community newspapers."

Kennedy also served as judge, district attorney and county executive in Maury County.

Funeral arrangements are set for 4 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia.


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