Sign up by July 28 to bring your colleague for only $100

The 2018 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference kicks off in less than eight weeks! For two full days at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, we'll address the latest innovations in content and technology, leadership strategies, new business models and more. Check out the schedule and sign up now to join us Sept. 11-12!
Five things you don't want to miss: 

1. Promo deal for those who register, book hotel by July 28
Our incentive is back! If you register and book your hotel room for at least two nights by Saturday, July 28, then you can bring a colleague 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 ($40 a piece) for Tuesday, Sept. 11, and Wednesday, Sept. 12, can be purchased during registration. 
2. Keeping Your Newsroom Safe
What are the tools you need to ensure the well-being of your reporters and editors? How do you defuse potentially troublesome situations and keep them from growing into something bigger? We will review industry best practices and examine the difficult decisions we make every day.
3. Using Opinions to Reach Young People
How can your opinion journalism bridge the gap between potential college-age audience members' political activism and their lack of knowledge and access to high-quality information? How do you cut through the noise and provide the structure and reliability young people seek with the goal of fostering a vibrant democracy and a more unified civic, and civil, life? This generation has had less civic education than previous generations, especially in K-12. It has been eliminated from school curricula across the country. A recent Knight Foundation/Gallup study said that more than 60 percent of college students show strong support for the First Amendment. However, some say that diversity and inclusion are more important to a democracy than free speech.
4. Big J Track: When the Trolls Turn on Your Reporters
Social media attacks against reporters are becoming more common, with women in fields like sports especially likely to face sexist vitriol. Meet the journalists who have gone through this experience and hear from experts on what you should do as a newsroom manager to help and support your staff. 
Confirmed speakers: Gina Chen, assistant professor, Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin; Sandra Clark (moderator), vice president for news and civic dialogue, WHYY; Suzanne Halliburton, sports reporter, Austin American-Statesman; and Helen Ubiñas, columnist, Philadelphia Media Network
5. Innovation TrackFrom Table Stakes to Results
How four newsrooms used their training to drive meaningful results on the web and in business. Panelists will give speed talks on four specific successful efforts, followed by a discussion.
Confirmed speakers: Nancy Barnes, editor and executive vice president, Houston Chronicle; Neil Chase (moderator), executive editor, Bay Area News Group; Don Shelton, executive editor, The Seattle Times; George Stanley, chief executive of news, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; and Stan Wischnowski, executive editor and senior vice president, Philadelphia Media Network
This session is sponsored by The Lenfest Institute for Journalism and Philadelphia Media Network.