Registration open: Join your colleagues at ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.

Register now for the 2017 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Oct. 8-11 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. Those who register and book their hotel rooms in the next 30 days by Saturday, June 3, will be eligible for a promotional deal.
Dubbed "Real News, Engaged Citizens," the conference will focus on the intersection of journalism and citizenship. It will immediately follow the Online News Association conference, scheduled for Oct. 5-7 at the same Marriott. Come early and take advantage of doubly diverse sessions and networking opportunities, all offered in one location.
Attendees interested in building trust through community engagement can sign up to attend a free workshop prior to the ASNE-APME conference kickoff. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, and has limited seats.
Attendees will also be able to attend events hosted by the Associated Press Photo Managers, which will be hosting its annual conference in conjunction with ASNE and APME for the fourth year in a row.
Our conference hotel, the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, is at 2660 Woodley Road NW. Conference sessions will begin there Monday morning and conclude by noon Wednesday.
Some highlights of the sessions and speakers planned:
  • White House media relations: Featuring Major Garrett, CBS News chief White House correspondent; Jeff Ballou, Al Jazeera Media Network news editor and president of the National Press Club; and Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute.
  • Fake news and political reporting: Showcasing Liz Spayd, The New York Times public editor; Margaret Sullivan, The Washington Post media columnist; April Ryan (invited), American Urban Radio Network White House correspondent; and DeWayne Wickham, Morgan State University journalism dean. We've also invited President Donald Trump, The Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and Facebook News Partnership and Engagement Chief Campbell Brown.
  • Two diversity sessions: One is on recruitment and retention, and the other is a powerful session on lessons we should all learn from coverage of the last presidential campaign. The latter centers on economic diversity and will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz, who calls Cleveland home; Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley; and author and political commentator J.D. Vance, who wrote "Hillbilly Elegy" about the rise of Appalachian values.
  • Awards celebration: Winners of the 2017 ASNE Awards and the 2017 APME Awards will be recognized at a reception on the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 10.

APPM's programming will highlight effective ways news organizations can interact with readers. A number of organizations have found success in hosting community events. We will hear from Kathy Kieliszewski with the Detroit Free Press about its film festival and other speakers about how their ideas have bolstered their presence in the communities they cover. 

The APPM portion of the conference will also include a presentation from Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly about his time as a White House photographer for the Ford presidency. Also, there will be a session on drones and the privacy issues that accompany their use.

The ASNE-APME pre-conference workshop will address the role of community engagement for news organizations and how to build trust with their audiences and communities. Best practices and examples of community engagement will be incorporated. Attendees will emerge from the workshop better equipped to engage readers and strengthen trust in quality journalism. More information about the workshop will be available soon.
To register for the main conference: The registration fee is $275 for members of ASNE and APME and $375 for nonmembers. Those who register and book their hotel rooms for at least three nights by Saturday, June 3, will be able to bring a second editor for only $100. Email ASNE Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won at to receive a promo code for this deal. Special rates are also available for retired members, spouses, students and APME's Regents. Lunch tickets for Monday, Oct. 9, and Tuesday, Oct. 10, can be purchased during registration.

To register for the Oct. 8 pre-conference workshop: Email Jiyoung Won at if you're registering through ASNE. Those registering through APME should email APME at The workshop has limited space and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to those who are registered to attend the conference.

To book your hotel room: A terrific group rate is available at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park for $249/night Friday, Oct. 6, through Wednesday, Oct. 11. Reservations must be made by 6 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 15. Make a reservation online here.
Stay tuned for more details at and Questions? Please Contact Jiyoung Won at or APME at