Friday, November 23, 2012
The winners were: Richard Pienciak of The Associated Press won the iPad; and Darrell Christian, also of the AP, won the Kindle Fire.
Thanks to all who donated to the sweepstakes. All funds go directly to fund APME's activities throughout the year. Learn more about APME and its mission at www.apme.com.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
APME’s online holiday auction is now open for bids on great gifts: a shore getaway, runway-to-real life shopping trip, a box of Hostess goodies and framed photos of Johnny Carter and June Carter Cash and from Myanmar and Superstorm Sandy.
Don’t miss books on Lincoln (See the movie, buy the book!) and those from AP writers: "Black Men Built the Capitol,” "Minka: My Farmhouse in Japan,” "Tough As Nails: The Life and Films of Richard Brooks,” "Two Hot dogs with Everything” and "The Seven Keys of Balabad.” And more!
The bidding ends 5 p.m. Eastern, Monday, Dec. 10. Visit http://www.apme.com/?page=online_auction to peruse the items.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Finalists for the quarterly awards were The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch's interactive Construction Zone Map; The (Hanover, Pa.) Evening Sun's Battle of Gettysburg 140 Characters at a Time; and the Utica, N.Y., Observer-Dispatch's Who We Are series.
APME is now seeking entries for its next quarterly honors that will be awarded early next year. You can submit your news organization's idea or innovation at http://www.apme.com/?page=GreatIdeasform. It takes only a few minutes to enter, and your submission will automatically be considered for the next “Great Ideas Book.”
Friday, November 9, 2012
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, in partnership with APME, is offering a new one-year journalism fellowship that will focus on the economics of aging and work.
This fellowship is a 12-month residential fellowship located at the headquarters of the independent research organization NORC at the University of Chicago. Mid-career journalists working for AP or an APME news organization are eligible to apply.
More information about the fellowship including the online application process is available at www.apnorc.org. Applications are due Nov. 30.
APME's popular NewsTrain program is seeking host sites for 2013.
Our national traveling workshop will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary next year and needs enthusiastic hosts with venues that can hold 100+ attendees.
Deadline for consideration is Nov. 30.
Read more at: http://www.apme.com
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Organization celebrates its 80th anniversary
APME is pleased to announce that the 80th APME Conference will be in Indianapolis Monday, Oct. 28, through Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. For this special anniversary gathering, we will return to Indiana, home of the very first conference in 1933.
"We are ecstatic to be going home to Indiana for our 80th anniversary," said APME President Brad Dennison. "Indianapolis is both a great city and a great convention city. We'll make sure that attendees get a real taste of it while they're in town."
The conference will have two official hotels in one complex, the J.W. Marriott and the SpringHill Suites in the downtown area. The conference venue will be the Indiana State Museum, just a short walk across the street. After-hours activities will include receptions at the Indiana Roof Ballroom on Monday evening and the NCAA Hall of Champions on Tuesday evening.
Stay tuned here or at www.apme.com for more information.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
APME 2012: Government Secrecy and the Fight for Public Information
National Press Foundation President Bob Meyers leads a critical discussion on the increase in government secrecy and the fight for public information. Panelists will discuss how the FOIA process has been slowed or outright corrupted, and other recent roadblocks the government has erected that threaten the free flow of information and the public's right to know.
APME 2012: Unleash Your Inner Watchdog
Pulitzer winner Michael Berens of the Seattle Times tells editors the best ways to identify and pursue powerful watchdog stories from everyday records using investigative techniques and strategies that lift high-impact enterprise from daily beats and help newsrooms create authoritative work on multiple platforms.
APME 2012: Lessons from Aurora, Colorado
Journalists scrambled to cover the carnage when a gunman opened fire last month in a theater in Aurora, Colo. killing 12 people. In the aftermath, however, reporters and editors found themselves dealing with the emotional fallout of the experience. Representatives of the Associated Press, Denver Post and the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma will discuss ways in which managers can support staff members grappling with aftereffects of violent news events. Moderated by Carole Tarrant, editor of the Roanoke (Va.) Times.
APME 2012: First Amendment Showdown
Test your knowledge of America's core freedoms and be eligible to win prizes spanning two centuries, including 19th century newspapers and a Kindle Touch. Join John Seigenthaler and Ken Paulson, the founder and president of the First Amendment Center, respectively, in a engaging and irreverent look at what we don't know about the First Amendment. In the words of former American Press Institute Associate Director Mary Glick: "For more than a decade, John and Ken's interactive, engaging and inspiring sessions on the First Amendment were the highlight of every American Press Institute seminar -- and they are always updating, changing and adding new material. No one can make the Constitution come alive the way these guys do. Really, don't miss this one."
APME 2012: How Do You Measure Success?
APME 2012 Nashville, Tennessee. Matt DeRienzo, Connecticut group editor for Journal Register Co., leads a dynamic discussion of top ways to measure your social media success. Panelists Dennis Anderson, executive editor of the Peoria (Ill.) Journal Star, Knight Stivender, senior editor for community engagement at the Tennessean; and Allen Klosowski, senior director of social/mobile for Digital First Media, will draw on recent examples and practices in newsrooms of varying sizes. Video shot by Middle Tennessee State University's student run television station, MT10.
APME 2012: Is There More to Social Media Than Being Liked?
APME 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. Is There More to Social Media Than Being Liked? Why are we tweeting and hanging out on Facebook when we have a newspaper to put out -- and with fewer people than previously. Ellyn Angelotti of the Poynter Institute will moderate a panel discussion on best ways to make social media campaigns effective, how to measure our social media effectiveness, and strategies for using social media to engage more deeply audiences that might help us generate revenue. Video shot by Middle Tennessee State University's student run television station, MT10.
APME 2012: Associated Press Report
APME 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. Kathleen Carroll, The Associated Press executive editor and senior vice president, leads a briefing about the latest ongoings with the Associated Press. Carroll is joined by Gary Pruitt, president and CEO of The Associated Press, political editor Liz Sidoti, vice president and managing editor for state news Kristin Gazlay, director of photography Santiago Lyon, and senior managing editor Michael Oreskes. Video shot by Middle Tennessee State University's student run television station, MT10.
APME 2012: You First Saw This on Twitter and Facebook
APME 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. The methods companies use to get their message out has changed. Find out what they're doing and why and how well it works, and learn some techniques you might be able to use in your organization. Moderator was Jack Lail, website director for the Knoxville, Tennessee, News Sentinel. Video shot by Middle Tennessee State University's student run television station, MT10.
APME 2012: Who's up? Who's Down? Part #1
APME 2012 "Who's up? Who's Down?" Part #2
APME 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. Who's up? Who's down? In what states will Election 2012 be won or lost? And how will social media help -- or hurt -- campaign coverage? Mindy Marques, executive editor of the Miami Herald, leads the discussion with AP's Liz Sidoti and Chuck Babington, along with Joe Vardon of the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch and the Herald's Sergio Bustos. Video shot by Middle Tennessee State University's student run television station, MT10.