Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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the new webinar series.
Thanks to Mandy Jenkins, our leader on mobile reporting, and all attendees.
We'll post the session online next week. And we'll let you know about
the next one.
-- Bob Heisse
Sent from my iPhone
The next installment of the Aging America project focuses on how some older people are joining “villages” in which volunteers help them with everyday tasks, such as doctor visits and minor home repairs.
The approach is seen as an alternative to moving into nursing homes. The story slugged “Aging America-Villages” and photos moved Tuesday in advance for use this Sunday, Nov. 13.
As with the Broken Budgets series, another joint national reporting project by AP and APME, the Aging America series will be on-going. Please look for stories from the series on the wire, but also look for ways that you can plug in. You can write local sidebars to wire stories. You could offer a reporter to contribute to a national story. Or propose a story or project.
Find background on the project here: http://www.apme.com/?page=AgingAmerica
For more information, contact your local AP bureau chief or Terry Spencer, AP news editor in
Friday, November 4, 2011
You can register for the webinar here: http://www.apme.com/events/event_details.asp?id=188822. Call-in information and a link to the webinar will be sent a few days before the event.
Jenkins previously was the social media editor for Washington, D.C., local news startup TBD and the Cincinnati Enquirer. She has also worked in online news at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and as a newsroom producer for WKSU, an NPR affiliate in Northeast Ohio.
The webinar costs $9.99 for APME members and $19.99 for non-APME members.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Our Thursday night social will be held downtown at Margaritaville, one
of the new venues in Nashville.
The program will be determined, but it promises to be special.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
"If implemented, the rule change would gut the intent of the FOIA and make any claims of transparency by any government agency or official a complete sham.
You work for and should answer to citizens.
"The FOIA was conceived as a way for average citizens — as well as media — to gain information from and about their government. When you propose a change that would allow any government agency to deny the existence of official documents, you are intentionally misleading those citizens.
"There is no need for this revision. The courts already assess whether documents qualify for FOIA exclusions.
"APME views this action as a step toward making government unaccountable. It is bad policy, and we urge you in the strongest possible terms to drop this change to the Freedom of Information Act."