Grab your chance to win lunch tickets

The 2018 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference kicks off in just six 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. Win lunch tickets by registering, booking a room by Aug. 9

($80 value) will be on us if you're selected as one of two winners who registers for the conference and books at least two nights of hotel between July 31 and Aug. 9
During the lunch on Sept. 11, we'll hear from A.G. Sulzberger who became the Times' publisher at the age of 37. As publisher, he is focused on safeguarding The Times' longstanding commitment to excellence and editorial independence "while embracing the imperative to adapt to a changing world." Sulzberger has long been a change agent inside the building. He was an architect of The Times' digital transformation and the principal author of the 2014 Innovation Report, which focused on growing and engaging its digital audience. He has also been one of the driving forces behind the company's business strategy, including the shift to a subscription-first model. Today, The New York Times has the largest digital pay model for journalism in the world, with more than 3.5 million paid print and digital subscriptions.
The following day, we'll have a conversation and a Q&A with Chrissy Towle, head of Google Local News Initiatives. Towle manages the News & Local Media team working with the largest publishing partners in the U.S. Her team facilitates and strategizes with those partners to ensure optimal use of Google products to drive maximum revenue and profitability. 
2. Registered and booked your room between July 19-28? You can bring a colleague for $100
If you registered and booked your room for at least two nights between July 19 and 28, then you can bring a colleague for only $100. Just email ASNE Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won at for a promo code. Special rates are also available for retired members, spouses, students and APME's Regents. Lunch tickets ($40 a piece) for Sept. 11 and Sept. 12 can be purchased during registration. 
3. Executive Briefing: What Do I Need to Know
It is impossible to keep up with all the latest developments in an industry that is constantly evolving so we will do it for you. You will learn the latest in everything from visual storytelling breakthroughs to new business models. What does it do? How much does it cost? How doI use it to tell stories in a newsroom my size? You will leave with recommendations on where you should invest your resources. We will update you on the state of video and podcasts and report back on the new startup moves in journalism, fueled by Spirited Media and The Athletic.
Confirmed speaker: Jeremy Gilbert, director of strategic initiatives, The Washington Post
4. 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. 
5. Innovation Track: Changing Others While You Change Yourself
Newsroom leaders work in a constantly changing environment, which poses challenges on multiple levels. First, the job of a newsroom leader is now multidimensional, working with all parts of the company to not only create great journalism and grow audience, but also to advise on and often drive revenue. Editors also often oversee or work with multiple newsrooms at a time. And while they are changing themselves, editors have to get into the right frame of mind to evolve the way their teams work. How does anyone manage to do both these things at the same time? What are the right strategies for each challenge?
Confirmed speakers: Nicole Carroll, editor-in-chief, USA TODAY; Colin McMahon(moderator), senior vice president for editorial operations, Chicago Tribune; Jill Nevels-Haun, regional executive editor, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and Amarillo Globe-News; and Chrissy Wolfram Taylor, managing editor of audience, Chicago Tribune
This session is sponsored by The Lenfest Institute for Journalism and Philadelphia Media Network.