Print Page | Contact Us | Your Cart | Sign In | Register
APME Update: Register soon for #NLAinNOL
Share |

APME UPDATE • May 30, 2019 

SAVE THE DATES

Aug. 5, 2019: Deadline to nominate for the McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership
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 to join us in New Orleans in September!

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.

Know a diversity champion? NLA is seeks nominations for the Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership

The News Leaders Association is seeking nominations for the next recipient of the Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership, sponsored by the USA TODAY Network. We are looking for individuals or news organizations whose actions and work reflect a strong commitment to diversity in honor of the late Robert G. McGruder, a former Detroit Free Press executive editor and former managing editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland.

Nominees should be individuals or news organizations who have made a significant contribution to improving and promoting diversity for one or more years, both through retention and recruitment in their workplaces, as well as through news content.

The Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership has been co-sponsored by the American Society of News Editors and the Associated Press Media Editors, which are now the News Leaders Association, and is also sponsored generously by the USA TODAY Network.*

This year's winner will be announced during the News Leaders Association Conference in New Orleans Sept. 9-10. The winner receives $2,500 and a leadership award.

Please submit your nominations by Aug. 5 to khardy@gannett.com. Submitted nominations should include the name of the individual or organization, a brief explanation of why they're being nominated and a headshot or photo of the individual/organization.

To view the full press release, click here.


Don't miss the 2019 fall NewsTrains

Please sign up here  to be emailed when more information becomes available on the dates, agendas and instructors for the 2019 workshops.

Questions? Email Linda Austin or Laura Sellers, NewsTrain project co-directors. 


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.
Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter
Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter

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 diversityresearch@asne.org.

To view a PDF version of the 2019 Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey, click here.

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 four 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  still accepting applications  are:
  • Aug. 6-7 prior to the NABJ Annual Convention in Miami - THIS IS THE LAST WEEK TO APPLY FOR THIS INSTITUTE!
  • 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 preinstitute 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.

A checklist can minimize risks for journalists covering natural disasters

Newsrooms need plans for covering natural disasters, and coming up with them before the next fire or storm will make a stressful situation simpler.

As part of an RJI convergence journalism capstone project, Elli Fitzgerald, Kaixin Liu and Blythe Nebeker studied disaster plans at The Associated Press and other newsrooms across the country.

For some of the recommendations they found, click here.

Journalism Under Attack; Protect Yourself from Threats

To help journalists manage the heightened dangers they face in newsrooms, in the field and online, the National Press Foundation and the National Press Club Journalism Institute are co-hosting a safety workshop.

The program will take place at the National Press Club on Friday, June 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The training is free but registration is required.

Click here for more information and to register.

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.


WATCHDOG REPORTING

Montgomery Advertiser: 4 days in chains, 3 bowel movements in a bucket: Alabama inmate 'dehumanized' by contraband search

Arkansas Democrat-Chronicle: Lobbyists spent $710,000 to woo state legislators

Los Angeles Times: At ‘Freedom House,’ a pattern of neglect

The Modesto Bee: Multiple violations by Caltrans led up to homeless woman’s death, CHP report says

The Denver Post: Suncor’s hydrogen-cyanide emissions exceeded permit last year; Colorado now weighing refinery’s request to increase limit

The Washington Post: Can you skip 47 days of English class and still graduate from high school?

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia’s new way to report sexual harassment tallies a complaint a day

The Baltimore Sun: On Maryland's Eastern Shore, local hospital is downsized — and residents are outraged at UMMS

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Ex-DMV director took job at firm hired to revamp agency’s computers

Santa Fe New Mexican: Health complaints lead Chaco-area residents to question price of oil

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

San Francisco Chronicle: San Francisco police chief concedes raid on journalist was wrong — ‘I’m sorry’

AP: Lawsuit challenges Maryland ban on broadcasting court cases

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

GateHouse Media lays off journalists across the country (Poynter)

Arkansas newspaper gambles on free iPads as the future

Wendi Winters' family establishes foundation to carry on her work

READ MORE IN THE ROUNDUP

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.


APME: Lead. Nurture. Innovate.

OUR VISION

We foster newsroom leaders. We empower journalists to succeed. We cultivate ideas that work.

OUR MEMBERS

The Associated Press Media Editors is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization of newsroom leaders and journalism educators that works closely with The Associated Press to promote journalism excellence. Anyone with senior responsibilities in an AP-affiliated organization, and any journalism educator or student media leader, is invited to join.

OUR MISSION

APME advances the principles and practices of responsible journalism. We support and mentor a diverse network of current and emerging newsroom leaders. We champion the First Amendment and promote freedom of information. We train journalists to realize their aspirations and thrive in a rapidly changing environment. We promote forward-looking ideas that benefit news organizations and the communities they serve. We work closely with the Associated Press, the largest independent media operation in the world.

DonateButtonAPME FOUNDATION

The APME Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1988 to receive tax-exempt gifts to carry out educational projects for the advancement of journalism. Proceeds help support NewsTrain, a regional, low-cost training opportunity around the country and other practical education tools promoting the First Amendment, innovation and diversity in newsrooms.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Associated Press Media Editors

APME is a professional network, a resource for helping editors and broadcasters improve their news coverage and newsroom operations.

Quick Links

Home About News Events

Connect