Register now through Aug. 31 to bring colleague for $100

The 2018 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference kicks off in just a month! 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. ASNE-APME hotel room rate no longer available
Our discounted group rate in the ASNE-APME block at the onsite hotel at the conference center (1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705) has expired. The hotel might still have rooms available outside our block. You can call the hotel at 512-404-1900 and ask or check out these other hotels nearby.
Hampton Inn & Suites Austin @ The University/Capitol
1701 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 499-8881
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austi
303 W 15th St, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 478-7000
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin - University Area
1617 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78702
(512) 479-4000
Courtyard by Marriott Austin-University Area
5660 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 458-2340
2. Register now through Aug. 31 to bring your colleague for only $100
Those who register between now and Aug. 31 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. 
3. ASNE and APME awards presentation/reception
Come celebrate and honor the winners of the 2018 ASNE and APME awards, whose work was a collection of best journalism that showed the positive impact of watchdog reporting and shed light on issues affecting underrepresented communities. The reception is scheduled for 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12
4. Diversity Report
Join us for the release of the annual ASNE diversity survey. We'll examine the representation of diverse backgrounds/experiences in newsrooms and news coverage and provide tips on recruitment and retention. Join top officials from the Maynard Institute for a truncated version of its highly sought-after Fault Lines training program and learn how its diversity framework can help your staff produce better journalism.
Confirmed speakers: Meredith Clark, assistant professor, University of Virginia Department of Media Studies; LaToya Drake, spokesperson, Google News Lab; Teri Hayt, executive director, ASNE; Evelyn Hsu, co-executive director, Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education; Karen Magnuson (moderator), editor and vice president of news, Rochester (New York) Democrat and Chronicle; Martin Reynolds, co-executive director, Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education; and Hollis Towns, executive editor/vice president of news, Asbury Park Press
5. 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.