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APME UPDATE • Nov. 2, 2018 


April 11-12, 2019: Denver NewsTrain, hosted by Colorado State University and the Colorado Press Association
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 LLC and the Austin American-Statesman
October 2019: Albuquerque NewsTrain
, hosted by the University of New Mexico in conjunction with the New Mexico Press Association

Make plans to attend NewsTrain digital-skills workshops in 2019

Coming to Denver, Milwaukee, Austin and Albuquerque

For just $75, you can up your digital game with highly rated training at an APME NewsTrain in Denver, Milwaukee, Austin or Albuquerque in 2019.

Here are 2019 workshops:

  • Denver, April 11-12, hosted by Colorado State University and the Colorado Press Association;
  • Milwaukee, on Sept. 27, hosted by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel;
  • Austin, on Oct. 18-19, hosted by GateHouse Media LLC and the Austin American-Statesman; and
  • Albuquerque, in October, hosted by the University of New Mexico in conjunction with the New Mexico Press Association.

To be notified when dates, agendas and trainers are set for these workshops, please provide an email at

Since 2003, Associated Press Media Editors (APME) has sponsored NewsTrain in serving more than 7,500 journalists at 92 workshops. It has traveled to all 50 states and three Canadian provinces, bringing cutting-edge training close to home.

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

The 2019 sites were selected from applications by committees of local journalists. These successful committees will conduct an assessment of the needs in their newsrooms to determine which skills will be taught at their workshops.

To apply to bring NewsTrain to your town in 2020, visit in early 2019.

NewsTrain’s low tuition is made possible by donors, big and small, who have included The Associated Press, GateHouse Media LLC, APME past and present board members, and the APME, Newhouse, Park and Sigma Delta Chi foundations.

To keep NewsTrain serving journalists in their communities, please donate at

Questions? Email Linda Austin, NewsTrain project director.

Editors on call

Hey, great, you’ve been named to a newsroom leadership role. Congratulations!

Now what the hell do you do?


First, stop sweating. We’ve all been there. And we’re here to help.


APME has put together a list of on-call editors willing to offer you strategic and practical advice on nearly two dozen different topics, from ethics to legal issues, to digital best practices, to upfront story coaching and newsroom budgeting.


We don’t want to replace the conversations you have in your own newsrooms, but we can be a resource when no one else is around to ask, when you need a second opinion, when you wonder if there’s another way or if you just need help framing the right questions.


The members of APME bring decades of journalism experience to the table.

We’ve spent years helping each other cope with a fast-changing industry, learning to produce and showcase our best journalism on multiple platforms. We’ve become adept at adapting while remaining committed to our watchdog role, to reflecting our diverse communities in our newsrooms and to ethical truth telling.


Now we want to broaden the circle and help develop newsroom leaders from coast to coast to strengthen journalism for all. You don’t need to be a member of APME; we’re here to help everyone.

Give our list of editors a look and connect.


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “A high school dropout and trucker, Robert Bowers left few footprints -- except online"

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Timeline of terror: A moment-by-moment account of Squirrel Hill mass shooting

The Wall Street Journal: At Netflix, Radical Transparency and Blunt Firings Unsettle the Ranks

Sacramento Bee: An ‘F’ in oversight: California fails to police for-profit colleges as feds back down on regulations

San Francisco Chronicle: A killer game: Now that we know football can destroy players: What are we going to do about it?

The Times-Picayune: For New Orleans gangs, it's kill or be killed, no matter the collateral cost

Portland Press-Herald: Pro-offshore oil group chaired by LePage is run by energy lobbyists

The Baltimore Sun: Baltimore Sun database of police reports details acts of anti-Semitism in Maryland

Kansas City Star: Stalk. Murder. Repeat.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Bills to taxpayers for Greitens prosecutions exceed six figures; some not yet released

Democrat & Chronicle: Brighton Reserve: An exclusive Costello community under a cloud

The News and Observer: Will charging opioid dealers with murder prevent fatal overdoses? NC prosecutors hope so.

Akron Beacon Journal: Summit County prosecutor employees file harassment, discrimination complaints

Austin American Statesman: Is the Texas DPS skewing its border security stats - again?

Dallas Morning News: Texas patients lose in the state’s appeals system

Rockland/Westchester Journal News: Sex offenders in Hudson Valley skirt rules on photographs, residency

The Virginian-Pilot: Virginia Lottery says it will monitor frequent winners after Virginian-Pilot investigation

Courier Journal: Kentucky's tech czar enjoyed free housing — until we asked about it

Associated Press: AP finds guns sold by police were used in new crimes


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.


Judge rules coroner violated the Sunshine Law by withholding Suttner requests

Clean Missouri ballot initiative hopes to shine sunlight on lawmaker's records

Illinois attorney general hopefuls pledge records access

Secret moves hide Wisconsin lawmakers' actions from public


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.


CPJ calls on Trump to dial back rhetoric against media and critics

Trump’s Attacks on the News Media Are Working

Projo Issues Statement After Gun Store Sticker Ad Runs on Top of Synagogue Massacre Story

New York Times: Why We Are Publishing Haunting Photos of Emaciated Yemeni Children

Newly launched Local News Initiative at Northwestern joins national effort to support local news
In wake of Khashoggi's killing, Washington Post announces "Press Freedom Partnership"

AP announces coverage plans for midterm elections

Omnivorous GateHouse continues to swallow local papers

AP VoteCast debuts Tuesday

Newsonomics: "Digital defeats print" is the headline as Gannett steps away from printed election results


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


McClatchy's head of news Tim Grieve leaves company for new media venture

Tim Grieve, Vice President of News for McClatchy, announced Friday that he would step down from his position following the midterm elections on Nov. 7. He will be moving to a "new venture in the media space," according to a statement from McClatchy.

As Vice President of News, Grieve oversees the company's newsrooms and news strategies.

"During a time of significant industry disruption, Tim's vision for local journalism and his intense focus on the areas where it can have the greatest impact has resulted in critical achievements for our company: Our newsrooms now reach more people than ever before with our own brand of local journalism that holds public officials accountable, makes a concrete difference in our communities and tells readers stories in compelling ways that will directly affect their lives," said Craig Forman, President and CEO of McClatchy, in a news release.

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