NewsTrain coming to Massachusetts, Ohio, Oklahoma and Washington in 2017

Matt Wynn of the Omaha World-Herald teaches data journalism at the NewsTrain in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 2016.

APME’s NewsTrain will bring its high-quality, affordable training to Massachusetts, Ohio, Oklahoma and Washington state in 2017.

Here are the locations for the workshops, which have an early-bird rate of $75 each to attend:

  • Beverly, Massachusetts, about 26 miles from Boston;
  • Columbus, Ohio;
  • Norman, Oklahoma; and
  • Seattle, Washington.

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

The sites were selected from applications by committees of local journalists throughout the United States. The successful committees are conducting an assessment of the needs in their newsrooms to determine what skills will be taught at the workshops. 

Since 2003, NewsTrainhas served more than 7,000 journalists in 84 workshops. It has traveled to all 50 states, 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.

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APME stands with Asian-American Journalists demanding apology, dialogue from Fox News Channel

The national board of directors of the Associated Press Media Editors on Friday voted to stand with the Asian-American Journalists Association in demanding a public apology and calling for meaningful dialogue from Fox News Channel following the Oct. 3 segment of “Watters’ World” on “The O’Reilly Factor.”

Read more here.

The 2016 Great Ideas e-book has ideas from many media outlets

• Interactive video projects
• Digital touch points
• Building redesigns to let readers in or engage them
• Not shaving to make a statement
• Monday memories from your photo staff
• Quirky fun with Friday Extra
• Media Days for high school sports
• 101 unique things about your city
• Creative partnerships in reporting
• History initiatives
And more …

2017 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference planned Oct. 8-11 in Washington, D.C.

Mark your calendar! We are heading to Washington, D.C., Oct. 8-11, 2017, for the fourth annual ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference.
 
The Associated Press Photo Managers will once again join us.
 
Plan early to spend a few days next fall in the nation's capital. We'll kick off with an evening reception Sunday, Oct. 8, and continue until late-morning Wednesday, Oct. 11.

Read more about it.

Get to know the APME: Kathleen Carroll

Learn how Kathleen would spend an extra hour in the day.

Get to know Kathleen here. 

Get to know the APME: Alan Miller

Learn how the APME has helped Alan as a journalist.

Get to know Alan here.

Great Idea submission

APME members have the greatest ideas.

Check out this Great Idea submission from Luann Sharp of The Blade.

Watchdog reporting: Impact journalism from the past week

Example of watchdog reporting from the Boston Globe, the Denver Post and more.

Read all the watchdog reporting here.

Get to know the APME: Dennis Anderson

Learn what Dennis considers to be his biggest career accomplishment.

Get to know Dennis here.

Fifth anniversary of APME initiative to honor two smaller newspapers

The fifth anniversary of the Associated Press Media Editors’ Community Journalism Public Service Initiative will celebrate the work of two smaller newspapers, one of which has won the grant initiative for the second straight year.

The Journal-Standard of Freeport, Ill, was named a winner in last year’s competition and won again this year for its "Freeport Fish Tank” project on its crumbling downtown. The other winner is The Daily Item of Sunbury, PA, which won for its project on heroin and prescription drug abuse crisis in its community.

"While several news organizations have tackled projects on similar issues, we felt both The Journal-Standard and The Daily Item showed fresh approaches to the projects,” said Joe Hight, chairman of APME judging panel. "We also were impressed by their records of project development and depth. We felt they were both examples to all news organization of how important these types of projects are to their communities.”

Because of generous grants from the Park and APME foundations, the initiative will award grants of $2,500 to each newspaper, plus expenses for representatives to attend the upcoming ASNE-APME conference in Philadelphia. The Park Foundation of Ithaca, NY, also funded last year’s $2,500 grants that will help the news organizations to finish their projects.

Learn more about the projects here.

Get to know the APME: Bill Church

Learn what Bill would do if he had an extra hour in the day.

Get to know Bill here.

Get to know the APME: Angie Muhs

Learn what three quotes APME executive board member Angiel Muhs has on her office bulletin board and the answer to many more questions. 

Get to know Angie here.

Get to know the APME: Laura Sellers-Earl

Learn what APME President Laura Sellers-Earl would do if she had an extra hour in the day as she answers this and many more questions. 

Get to know Laura here.

Hollis R. Towns wins the 15th annual Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership

Hollis R. Towns, executive editor and vice president of the Asbury Park Press, is the winner of the 15th annual Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership, awarded by the Associated Press Media Editors and the American Society of News Editors.

The McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership is given annually to individuals, newsrooms or teams of journalists who embody the spirit of McGruder, a former executive editor of the Detroit Free Press, managing editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland and a graduate of Kent State University. McGruder died of cancer in April 2002. A past president of APME and former member of the American Society of News Editors’ Board of Directors, McGruder was a relentless diversity champion. The awards will be presented Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at the lunch on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference in Philadelphia.

Towns will each receive $2,500 and a leadership plaque.

Read the full announcement 

Apply by Oct. 1 to bring NewsTrain to your town in 2017

You can bring the learning, morale boost and fun of a NewsTrain workshop to your town in 2017. Just put together a tentative host committee of representatives from local journalism organizations, and apply by Oct. 1.

Learn more and apply. 

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