Just three weeks before ASNE, APME party in Austin
The 2018 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference kicks off in less than three 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. Keeping Our Newsroom Safe (our opening session!)
What do we need to know 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.
Confirmed speakers: Trif Alatzas, publisher and editor-in-chief, Baltimore Sun Media Group; Pete Blair, executive director, Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT); Sally Buzbee, executive editor, The Associated Press; Chase Cook, reporter, The Capital; Emily Ramshaw (moderator), editor-in-chief, The Texas Tribune; and C. Danny Spriggs, vice president of global security, The Associated Press
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 or separately from our online store.
3. 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; and Mizell Stewart III, vice president/news operations, Gannett and the USA TODAY Network
4. Hollywood and You
Your newsroom creates thousands of pieces of valuable intellectual property each week, and publishers are moving quickly to better control and monetize it. The New York Times is partnering with a production company. POLITICO signed with ICM. McClatchy, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Daily Beast and NPR are represented by Storied Media Group in Hollywood. We'll explain the newest revenue stream and how you can capitalize on it.
Confirmed speaker: Todd Hoffman, CEO, Storied Media Group
5. 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.