Monday, April 29, 2013

Last chance to bid in the online auction!

One more day to bid! The APME Online Auction ends Tuesday at midnight EST. Last chance to get framed photos, signed books, APME membership, Stylebook licenses and way more.

Help APME help newsroom leaders by bidding online at

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Register for NewsTrain today or Friday and you may win an APME Nashville T-shirt

The Springfield, Ill., NewsTrain is fast approaching. The two-day workshop on watchdog journalism, government coverage, social media skills, working with data, covering diverse communities, and more is April 28-29.

Register today or Friday and you are entered to win a APME Nashville Conference T-shirt!

These stylish tees are just about gone, but you can get an opportunity to share or wear one just by signing up for the first NewsTrain in its 10th year.

Download the agenda here.

More information here.

Register here.

See you there!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Need a reason to attend NewsTrain in Springfield? Here's five.

5 reasons why your Midwest newsroom should send a staffer or two to APME's NewsTrain in Springfield, IL, on April 29 and 30:

5. You can't beat the price for top level training: $75 for two days.
4. Take home great social media and crowd sourcing tips from Mandy Jenkins, one of the best.
3. Learn how to make your government coverage relevant and sexy, with a focus on securing public records and digging for data.
2. Find out ways to cover the full diversity of your community, at a time when hiring for diversity may be limited.
1. Attend an acoustic performance by Freedom Sings in Representative Hall of the Old State Capitol of Illinois.

Learn more at

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Deadline approaches for discount rate for Springfield NewsTrain hotel

Discount hotel rates are available for Springfield, Ill., NewsTrain participants at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel until April 7. The rate is $89 per night. For reservations, call 217 544-8800 or 1-866-788-1860 and ask for the NewsTrain or APME rate.

The two-day workshop is April 29-30 and covers watchdog journalism, government coverage, social media skills, working with data, covering diverse communities and more.

Download the schedule.

More details are HERE.