Register, book hotel room for three nights by Saturday, July 8, to win $300 Amazon gift card!
Don't miss your chance to win one of two $300 Amazon gift cards if you're planning to attend the 2017 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Oct. 8-11 in Washington, D.C. To be eligible for this promotional deal, just register for the conference and reserve a three-night hotel stay by this Saturday.
The conference, which focuses on the intersection of journalism and citizenship, will kick off on the evening of , and conclude by . Our conference hotel is the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, at 2660 Woodley Road NW.
Here are five things you don't want to miss:
1. Party at the Australian ambassador's beautiful residence!
|Ambassador Joe Hockey|
2. Pre-conference workshops on community engagement and Knight Foundation's update on the "Table Stakes" project (Note the schedule change)
From , the first 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.
From 2 , the second workshop will provide an update on Knight Foundation's "Table Stakes" project and present newsrooms of innovation and culture that are best for the 21st century.
Offered on a first-come, first-served basis, both workshops are free to those who are registered to attend the conference. Those who would like to attend just the workshops will need to pay $75.
3. Two lunch keynotes
|Leonard Pitts Jr.|
Leonard Pitts Jr., Miami Herald Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, is our keynote speaker for . He will talk about current events in Washington. On , we will hear from Campbell Brown, chief of news partnership and engagement at Facebook. She will discuss Facebook's relationship with news organizations, and news itself.
4. Recruitment and retention
Need more diversity in your newsroom? Get quick tips from industry leaders. This panel takes a fresh look at recruiting and retaining journalists of color in the digital age. Our experts will provide insight on today's journalism graduates and talented folks with potential working in the digital space. How do we retain journalists of color who are worried about the future and are tempted to seek employment in public relations, academia and other "more stable" professions?
- Katrice Hardy, editor of The Greenville News and USA TODAY southeast regional editor
- Carlos Sanchez, editor of the McAllen (Texas) Monitor
- Peter Bhatia, editor and vice president of The Cincinnati Enquirer and Ohio editor of the USA TODAY Network
- Karen Magnuson (moderator), editor and vice president of news at the Rochester (New York) Democrat and Chronicle
5. Covering economic diversity
This panel 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.
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 will be entered into a drawing for a $300 Amazon gift card. We'll draw two winners. Special rates are also available for retired members, spouses, students and APME's Regents. Lunch tickets for ,, Oct. 9, and , can be purchased during registration.
To register for the pre-conference workshops and/or the reception aregit the Australian ambassador's residence: If you have registered for the main conference, then email Jiyoung Won at email@example.com. If you'd like to attend just the pre-conference workshops, then register here.
To book your hotel room: A terrific group rate is available at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park for $249/night , through . Reservations must be made by . Make a reservation online here.