Register by Saturday to bring your friend for $100

The 2018 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference kicks off in less than seven 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 now through July 28
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. Workplace Integrity: Eliminating Harassment and Discrimination in Media
In the year of #metoo, newsrooms are confronting incidents of sexual harassment by reporters, photographers, editors and photo editors. What have we learned? Drawing on the lessons of the Newseum's groundbreaking Power Shift Summit, Jill Geisler, Bill Plante Chair of Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University Chicago, will lead a wide-open conversation focused on changing the way we hire, train and respond to issues of workplace misconduct and revisiting the systems that led to years of silence. We will look at which publishers are examining the intersection of harassment, discrimination and incivility and taking on the big challenges. Who's recognizing that things that aren't necessarily illegal are still unacceptable? Who's looking out for the least powerful in newsrooms: our interns, temporary workers and freelancers?
Confirmed speakers: Jean Hodges, senior director of news, GateHouse Media; andMizell Stewart III, vice president/news operations, Gannett and the USA TODAY Network
3. The Tool Shed
What are the key technological tools that you can implement to make your newsroom more effective and efficient? Are you using the right ones? ASNE and APME have whittled down the list of competing companies and have invited the best ones to Austin to explain why other newsrooms have hired them and why you should, too. Editors will have the opportunity to ask questions about the product. You will leave with a far greater understanding of how technology can make you a better editor. 
Confirmed companies: Chartbeat, Dataminr, Echobox, Naytev,, SocialFlowTaboola and Trint
4. Innovation Track: Measuring Success
Publishers are creating their own analytics, combining proprietary data with Omniture and Chartbeat, to better match the goals of their newsrooms. These new scores do a much better job of judging the work of reporters and editors in the age of subscribers. How do you develop proprietary analytics that help your newsroom succeed in its mission?
Confirmed speakers: Suki Dardarian, senior managing editor and vice president, Minneapolis Star Tribune; Gabe Escobar, editor and vice president, Philadelphia Media Network; Tom Rosenstiel (moderator), executive director, American Press Institute; Erica Smith, online editor and director of digital strategy, The Virginian-Pilot; and Liz Worthington, director of content strategy, American Press Institute
This session is sponsored by The Lenfest Institute for Journalism and Philadelphia Media Network.
5. Bat viewing party and more with ONA Local
Wrap up your ASNE-APME conference experience on the night of Sept. 12 by attending a free porch party that GateHouse Media, the Austin American-Statesman and ONA Local Austin are hosting as part of ONA18, which kicks off Sept. 13. They're brewing up a Texas-flavored music-and-mingle on the Statesman's back porch, a long stretch overlooking Lady Bird Lake and the Austin skyline. Join the party just a three-block stroll from the JW Marriott (the official ONA conference hotel), through prime bat bridge viewing, where you'll be greeted with a friendly Texas howdy, local food, drinks and tunes. Registration details coming soon.