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 APME UPDATE • May 24, 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

Plan your trip NOW to the ASNE-APME conference in September

Have you registered for the ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Sept. 11-12 in Austin, Texas? Have you booked your hotel room? Don't wait until the last minute. Plan now to join us this fall at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center!
 
For two full days, we'll cover the latest innovations in content and technology, leadership strategies, new business models and more to help you lead your newsroom.
 
Take a look at our conference schedule, and register and book your hotel room now.
 
Things you don't want to miss:

1. The Tool Shed

What are the key technological tools that you can implement to make your newsroom more effective and efficient? Are you using the right ones? ASNE and APME have whittled down the list of competing companies and have invited the best ones to Austin to explain why other newsrooms have hired them and why you should, too. Editors will have the opportunity to ask questions about the product. You will leave with a far greater understanding of how technology can make you a better editor. Confirmed companies: Chartbeat, Dataminr, Echobox, Parse.ly and Trint
 
2. Using Opinions to Reach Young People
 
How can your opinion journalism bridge the gap between potential college-age audience members' political activism and their lack of knowledge and access to high-quality information? How do you cut through the noise and provide the structure and reliability young people seek with the goal of fostering a vibrant democracy and a more unified civic, and civil, life? This generation has had less civic education than previous generations, especially in K-12. It has been eliminated from school curricula across the country. A recent Knight Foundation/Gallup study said that more than 60 percent of college students show strong support for the First Amendment. However, some say that diversity and inclusion are more important to a democracy than free speech.
 
3. What Do I Need to Know?
 
It is impossible to keep up with all the latest developments in an industry that is constantly evolving so we will do it for you. You will learn the latest in everything from visual storytelling breakthroughs to new business models. What does it do? How much does it cost? How do I use it to tell stories in a newsroom my size? You will leave with recommendations on where you should invest your resources. We will update you on the state of video and podcasts and report back on the new startup moves in journalism, fueled by Spirited Media and The Athletic. Confirmed speaker: Jeremy Gilbert, director of strategic initiatives, The Washington Post

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.


 


Three top trainers set for Greenville, S.C., NewsTrain on Sept. 7-8. Study social, mobile, data, verification and time management

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.

Among our accomplished trainers are:

Ron Nixon is in the Washington, D.C., bureau for The New York Times and is 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. @nixonron

Cal Lundmark is the social media editor at The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C. @calundmark

Derrick Ho guides the strategy and development roadmap for native apps and web, balancing user needs, business requirements and internal resources for McClatchy's newspapers. @derrickhozw

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.


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.



2018 ASNE diversity survey data collection begins

The 2018 ASNE Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey went into the field last week. We ask you to please participate and help us track the state of diversity in staffing in U.S. newsrooms and achieve our longtime goal of having the percentage of minorities working in newsrooms nationwide equal to that of minorities in the nation's population by 2025. We believe such parity is critical to providing fair and accurate coverage of communities and the country.

Supported by the Democracy Fund, the Google News Lab, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, the 2018 diversity survey is led by Meredith Clark, assistant professor of the University of Virginia's Department of Media Studies, and her research team.

Diverse candidates you can hire as summer interns

APME and ASNE encourage editors looking to place summer interns in their newsrooms to consider hiring from the talented pool of diverse candidates who applied to the 2018 Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism. For more information about each candidate, contact CQS Program Director Karen Catone at mailto:kcatone@newseum.org.


WATCHDOG REPORTING

Post and Courier: 1 in 4 aged-out foster kids in S.C. become homeless or teen moms, despite taxpayers' millions

AP: Watchdog report to fault FBI for Clinton probe delay

Chicago Tribune: Rauner administration mismanaged patronage positions

AP: The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

AP: Portrait of despair: Opioids land more women behind bars

READ MORE IN THE WATCHDOG ROUNDUP

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.


OPEN RECORDS / FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

Legal experts: MSU didn't violate Open Meetings Act

Legal fight rages on over coroner's inquest into teenager's death

EPA blocks some media from summit, then reverses course

GOP fundraiser subpoenas AP over hacked emails, setting up legal showdown

READ MORE

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.


INDUSTRY NEWS

Metro Times suspends Lessenberry over misconduct claims

Legal experts: MSU didn't violate Open Meetings Act

Man settles Michigan jail excessive force lawsuit for $12.9M

CivilBeat.org has live video: Kilauea Lava Flow Activity In Lower Puna Hawaii

READ MORE IN THE ROUNDUP

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.


EDITORS IN THE NEWS

Richard Green is editor at The Courier-Journal

Richard Green has been named Editor at The Courier-Journal and Midwest Regional Editor for The USA Today Network, effective May 21. He most recently served as Executive Editor and Vice President of Content for the North Jersey Media Group. Updated contact details will be provided in due course.

AP names Susannah George as intelligence reporter

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Associated Press on Monday announced that award-winning journalist Susannah George will join its Washington bureau to cover U.S. intelligence agencies and national security.

The appointment was announced by Julie Pace, AP's Washington bureau chief.

"Susannah is a dogged reporter with a track record of producing standout journalism on complex issues," Pace said. "In her new role as an intelligence reporter, she will be an integral part of our Washington-based national security team."

George, 33, joined the AP in 2015 and has led coverage from the Baghdad bureau. She was a member of the team of journalists who won the Overseas Press Club awards this year for coverage of the Islamic State and the fight for Mosul. Her Mosul coverage was also part of a larger body of work named as a Pulitzer Prize finalist this year.

George is also a 2018 Livingston Award finalist for international reporting.

Read more: https://apnews.com/a97d5b62fea44ff081c5794568830521


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