Make your hotel reservations NOW See you next month in Philly

Book your hotel rooms by Aug. 19 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, our conference hotel, at 1201 Market St. Rooms in our reserved block has a nightly rate of $199 for Saturday, Sept. 10, through Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Our News Leadership Conference with APME has a lot to offer (see below). Sign up today to join us. See you soon! 
Make your hotel reservations by Friday, Aug. 19
Book your hotel rooms by Aug. 19 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, our conference hotel, at 1201 Market St. Rooms in our reserved block has a nightly rate of $199 for Saturday, Sept. 10, through Wednesday, Sept. 14.
All conference sessions, except for the opening reception Sunday, Sept. 11, will take place at the Marriott. 
Register for the conference and save $100 on ASNE membership
If you are not a member of ASNE, then this is your chance to become one at a much lower rate. For a limited time, we will give you a $100 discount on your membership when you register for the conference. All you need to do is email ASNE Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won at after you register for the conference. She will provide a promo code that you can use to sign up for your membership. Don't miss this exclusive bundle deal!
Click here to register for the conference. Lunch tickets are $40 each for Monday and Tuesday, and a limited number of tickets are available for the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies baseball game at 7:05 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 13. Tickets can be purchased for $32 when you register for the conference.
Interactive, fully responsive program schedule just for you!
Check out our conference schedule if you haven't had a chance to do so. This interactive, fully responsive schedule is easy to navigate through a number of sessions and events we have planned for you! You can also find out who the speakers and panelists are and get to know them in advance. 
Two ways to get the most out of this schedule:
1. Have it handy on your mobile
Go to your browser and in the URL bar, type in For directions on how to bookmark the page on your home screen so that the schedule is always only one click away, click here if you are an iPhone user or here if you are an Android user. 
2. Personalize your schedule 
Sign up for a free account and create a custom schedule of sessions that interest you.
To learn more about how to fully utilize the functionality of the schedule, watch this video or refer to the attendee guides
The program is planned and organized by ASNE-APME Conference Program Committee Co-Chairs Nancy Barnes, ASNE's treasurer and editor of the Houston Chronicle, and Bill Church, APME's vice president and executive editor of the Sarasota (Florida) Herald-Tribune. 
Three dynamic speakers you don't want to miss
1. Kathleen Carroll, AP's executive editor and senior vice president
Kathleen Carroll has led the world's largest independent news organization for the last 14 years, a period of enormous disruption in the profession. She'll talk about the challenges of driving change in an organization with journalists in 260 locations around the world and why it's important to insist on constant innovation while keeping a firm grasp on your core mission, a formula that has worked for The Associated Press for 170 years.
2. Eddy Cue, Apple's vice president of internet software and services
Get ready to chat with Apple innovator Eddy Cue! He'll explore ways to innovate, privacy issues, dissemination of news content and the value of newspaper media news and what's next. Cue oversees Apple's industry-leading content stores, including Apple News, the iTunes Store and Apple Music, as well as Apple Pay, Siri, Maps, iAd, Apple's iCloud services, and Apple's productivity and creativity apps. 
3. Marty Baron, The Washington Post's executive editor
Do not miss Marty Baron's important discussion about his efforts to transform one of the nation's most storied newsrooms, what he's learned about making change and why he's optimistic about the future of journalism. As you all know, Baron is a real-life hero of the Oscar-winning film "Spotlight."
Sign up now for two pre-conference workshops. They're FREE!
1. Tools and Techniques for Digital Success: Lessons from the Knight-Temple "Table Stakes" Project
From 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, find out whether your newsroom is truly digital-first and positioned to compete for audiences during this pre-conference workshop focused on what it takes to be "in the game of news" in the 21st century. Join project leader Douglas K. Smith and leaders from the four participating newsrooms to learn key questions you should be asking about your newsroom operation and culture, what kind of commitment is needed to transition, and how to use tools and techniques created during the project. 
2. Google Tools for Your Newsrooms
From 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, learn about all of the free Google tools that can help your newsroom build interactive charts, maps, visualizations and more. Tools covered will include Google Trends, Fusion Tables, MyMaps, Earth, Moon, Google Translate and more. Google also can provide free training in your newsroom. Session materials can be found here

Both workshops, which require advance registration, are free to those registered to attend the conference. The "Table Stakes" workshop has limited space and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Google workshop has no limit on audience size. 
To sign up for either workshop, email ASNE Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won at
How we did it: Behind the scenes of 'Unbelievable Story of Rape'
T. Christian Miller at ProPublica and Ken Armstrong at The Marshall Project, winners of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting, as well as the ASNE Deborah Howell Award for Nondeadline Writing, will tell us how their remarkable project "Unbelievable Story of Rape" came together.  
Party like it's 1776 with one of the founding fathers 
Ralph Archbold
Join us at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the National Constitution Center (525 Arch St.), for the opening party! Ralph Archbold, the official Ben Franklin for Philly, will be there to offer advice on running a newspaper. Archbold has been impersonating Franklin since 1973, and interestingly enough, he was born on Franklin's birthday.
Tanqueray Hayward
Enjoy the cocktails and South Philly favorites from Italian meats and cheeses to grilled vegetable skewers to cheese steaks to chicken cutlet sandwiches to Italian hoagies and much more. A popular Philly jazz quartet, featuring Tanqueray Hayward, one of the city's top jazz vocalists, will entertain throughout the evening.