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APME UPDATE • Nov. 8, 2018 

SAVE THE DATES

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 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.


Registration is open for 2019 News Leaders Association Conference in New Orleans

Join the Associated Press Media Editors and American Society of News Editors on Sept. 9-10, 2019, at the New Orleans Marriott. The two organizations are on track to merge and become the stronger News Leaders Association in 2019.

You can reserve your spot now at what will be a unique, invaluable experience. More details as they unfold.

REGISTRATION

The registration fee is $275 for members of APME and ASNE and $375 for nonmembers. 

Special rates are also available for retired members, spouses, students and APME's Regents.

Lunch tickets are not included in the price of registration. Don't forget to purchase Monday and Tuesday lunch tickets during registration. If you do not purchase lunch tickets at the time of registration, then you can do so later through the online store.

And don't forget to register your spouse/companion! 

HOTEL INFORMATION

A terrific group rate is available at the New Orleans Marriott for $179 per night. To book a room, click here or call 504-581-1000 and mention the ASNE-APME event. 

QUESTIONS?

Stay tuned for more details at asne.org and apme.com or email us for more information.


What could USC's Annenberg faculty and students do for your newsroom?

NewsTrain trainer Laura Davis is the digital news director for the student-run newsroom at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

She, her colleagues and students are interested in how they might help local newsrooms. Some possibilities are providing audience research and digital best practices, but they are interested in hearing from local newsrooms about what they might want.

Please help them out by answering this survey.


Up your game in 2019!
Attend a NewsTrain digital skills workshop in your area

Coming to Denver, Milwaukee, Austin and Albuquerque next year!

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 is the schedule:

  • 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 bit.ly/NT2018-19.

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 bit.ly/HostNewsTrain 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 bit.ly/NewsTraindonate

Questions? Email Linda Austin, NewsTrain project director.


Editors on call

Would you like some advice from an experienced newsroom leader?

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.


WATCHDOG REPORTING

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Size of state grants spurred investigation that led to convictions in Arkansas corruption scandal

Seattle Times: Three years into a state of emergency, what we’ve learned about homelessness

Houston Chronicle: Out of Control: Walking, cycling in Houston region can be risky

The Tennessean: Nashville police have taken 7,900 guns off the streets since 2015. Here's where they found them.

The Tennessean: Martha O'Bryan Center builds school in Nashville's Cayce Homes, but some residents feel forgotten

Philadelphia Inquirer and The Boston Globe: America’s Catholic bishops vowed to remove abusive priests in 2002. In the years that followed, they failed to police themselves.

Chicago Tribune: 'It’s medically sanctioned violence and torture': Intersex patients call for end to genital surgeries on children

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: No help for tenants sickened by mold in their homes

AP: 56,800 migrant dead and missing: ‘They are human beings’

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Unbroken: A gunman shattered a sacred space, but not a community's spirit

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

Don Meredith's daughter suffered as her family fought over her care

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: DA releases case file linked to synagogue shooting suspect after media challenges sealing order

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

About 30 jobs cut thanks to layoffs and buyouts at Hearst Connecticut

The front pages of the 2018 mid-terms

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


EDITORS IN THE NEWS

Chicago Reporter names Fernando Diaz editor-in-chief and publisher

Fernando Diaz, onetime reporter for the Daily Herald and former managing editor of the Spanish-language daily Hoy Chicago, has been named editor-in-chief and publisher of The Chicago Reporter. His appointment, effective November 19, was announced Thursday by the nonprofit Community Renewal Society.

Diaz, who most recently was managing editor for digital coverage at the San Francisco Chronicle, succeeds Susan Smith Richardson, who stepped down earlier this year after five years at the award-winning investigative news organization that focuses on race, poverty and income inequality.

Read more: https://www.robertfeder.com/2018/10/26/chicago-reporter-names-fernando-diaz-editor-chief-publisher/


IN MEMORIAM

Longtime Lincoln newsman Gilbert 'Gil' Savery dies at 101

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Longtime Lincoln newspaperman Gilbert "Gil" Savery has died.

Roper & Sons Funeral Home says Savery died Friday in Lincoln. He was 101.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Savery retired in 1985 as managing editor of the Lincoln Evening Journal. He began his career there as a police reporter in 1941.

Savery was working at the Evening Journal during the paper's successful campaign to establish a presidential primary election in Nebraska. The paper was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1949 for its efforts.

The Evening Journal eventually merged with the Lincoln Daily Star to form the Lincoln Journal Star.

Savery was inducted into the Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame last year.

Read more: https://journalstar.com/news/local/gil-savery-longtime-lincoln-journal-editor-whose-tenure-included-pulitzer/article_080f8eac-ddb2-5ad5-95e9-971c5fdf3120.html


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