ASNE-APME conference packed with diverse sessions
- By: ASNE staff
- On: 06/07/2018 13:03:47
- In: Convention
Sign up now to join us Sept. 11-12 at the ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference in Austin, Texas, where you will be inundated with tips and advice on how to lead your newsroom.
For two full days at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, the conference will cover the latest innovations in content and technology, leadership strategies, new business models and more. Detailed schedule.
Some highlights of our sessions and speakers you don't want to miss:
Innovation Track: Serving Your Readers in 2018: How can you use human-centered design to put the audience first and produce impactful storytelling? We will review a project done by Philadelphia Media Network and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which recruited three real Philadelphians to participate in a half-day human-centered design exercise. They interviewed these volunteers about their habits and priorities, discovered real needs and brainstormed service journalism story ideas. A popular series called "We The People" came out of it. Confirmed speakers: Marie Gilot, director of professional development, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism; Kim Fox, managing editor of audience development, Philly.com. This session is sponsored by The Lenfest Institute for Journalism and Philadelphia Media Network.
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
Harassment in the Newsroom: In the year of #metoo, newsrooms are confronting incidents of sexual harassment by reporters and 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 speaker: Jean Hodges, senior director of news, GateHouse Media.
Registration and hotel
The registration fee is $275 for members of ASNE and APME and $375 for nonmembers. Lunch tickets are $40 a piece and can be purchased when you register or separately through the online store.
A terrific group rate is available at the on-site hotel at the conference center for $219/night Sunday, Sept. 9, through Wednesday, Sept. 12. Book by Aug. 9.