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APME UPDATE • July 5, 2019 


July 19, 2019: ASNE Diversity Survey deadlines
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, 2019
: Austin NewsTrain
, hosted by GateHouse Media and the Austin American-Statesman

October 25-26, 2019
: Albuquerque NewsTrain
, hosted by the University of New Mexico in conjunction with the New Mexico Press Association

: Provide an email for updates on  NewsTrains in Eugene, Fresno, Lincoln and Rochester.

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

Train in data, mobile newsgathering, smart storytelling, podcasting, analytics and management approaches at Milwaukee NewsTrain on Sept. 27

Milwaukee NewsTrain will offer a full day of digital training on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 333 W. State; Milwaukee, WI 53203. New, two separate management-track courses are available in the morning.

Full-day NewsTrain sessions include:

  • Developing a data mindset and use it to improve daily work
  • Mobile newsgathering with your smartphone
  • Making the smart choices in how to pitch and tell a story
  • So, you have an idea for a podcast
  • Using audience analytics to get your story read

Morning management track sessions include:

  • Having difficult conversations
  • Managing tension between generations (particularly millennials entering leadership positions)

Early bird registration is just $75, until Aug. 30, when it becomes $85.

Wisconsin Newspaper Association members can apply for a $50 stipend by being one of the first WPA members to sign up here.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify a data set from your beat that will likely produce a story, and sort and filter in Excel to locate a potential story.
  • Try out the right apps to use your smartphone to shoot photos, record interviews, dictate stories and go social.
  • Discover the best ways to find, pitch, tell and deliver a story.
  • Explore the basics and best practices of podcasting to find the balance between innovative podcast storytelling and the investment in time, expertise and money.
  • Move beyond pageviews to make analytics work for you. With the reader/listener as the focus, uncover the best tools.



(Download a PDF of the agenda.)


The blue and green tracks on the agenda allow for smaller class sizes. All attendees receive the same instruction, just at different times.


Learn more here

Other fall NewsTrains are:

  • Oct. 18-19 in Austin, hosted by GateHouse Media LLC and the Austin American-Statesman. Registration opening soon!
  • Oct. 25-26 in Albuquerque, hosted by the University of New Mexico in conjunction with the New Mexico Press Association Convention.

Attendees consistently rate its interactive sessions as 4.5, with 5 as highly effective and highly useful. Instructors are accomplished journalists with both frontline and teaching experience.


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

We also have a fabulously-priced room block at the New Orleans Marriott for our conference attendees, if needed.

The deadline to book a room in our block is Aug. 14, but we are already 2/3 booked!

Click here to book your stay in our room block before you miss your chance!

If you wait too long and can't get a room in our block, don't fret! Just reach out and we'll help you find a room so you can still join us!

To view the full conference announcement, click here.

The completion deadline has been extended for the ASNE Diversity Survey

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 deadline to complete the survey has been pushed back to July 19 to give more newsrooms the opportunity to complete their surveys.
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 view a PDF version of the 2019 Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey, click here.

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

Nominate a leader in diversity for the Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership by Aug. 5

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 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.

You have until Aug. 1 to apply to ASNE's San Antonio and New Orleans Emerging Leaders Institutes!

The American Society of News Editors has two Emerging Leaders Institutes left for 2019. Don't miss out on the opportunity to participate in this valuable training!

Both institutes are FREE and provide up to $500 for travel reimbursement.
To apply for an Emerging Leaders Institute, please fill out this form.

To see the full announcement about all of our Emerging Leaders Institutes, 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.


Yahoo News: Exclusive: Migrant children report verbal abuse, threats while in Border Patrol custody

The Texas Tribune: National media outlets told the story of David Briscoe surviving the Santa Fe shooting. He wasn’t there.


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.


ProPublica: People Are Using Secret Facebook Groups To Spread Hate We Can’t See. We Need Your Help.

The New York Times: Stephanie Grisham, Trump's New Press Secretary, Literally Pushes for Press Access

The Virginian-Pilot: Norfolk students filmed a report about their crumbling school. Administrators ordered it deleted.


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 Washington Post: A searing photo of deaths at the border forces media outlets to decide: Publish or not?

AP: Youngstown Vindicator to cease publication after 150 years

AP, GNI to build tool to help local newsrooms collaborate


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.

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