It took longer than we expected, but a passel of videos from September's APME conference are available now. All the videos are at http://www.youtube.com/apmevideo. Here are the sessions:
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.