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Outgoing ASNE President David Boardman's speech

 
Outgoing ASNE President David Boardman gave his speech during the ASNE business meeting Tuesday at the ASNE-APME conference in Chicago. Read what he had to say before he passed the gavel to incoming President Chris Peck. 

National Community and News Literacy Roundtables Project launches

 

A national project to help communities around the country build a robust news literacy capacity at the local level was announced Wednesday by the American Society of News Editors.


"With Americans getting more news from Twitter, Facebook and other social media, it's important that we all learn the tools and techniques of news literacy to better figure out what we can believe and what we need to toss out from the ocean of information that swirls around us," ASNE President Chris Peck said in announcing the project.

ASNE-APME 2014 wraps up with First Amendment lunch with James Risen

By Sydney Lawson 
Columbia College Chicago

 
ASNE-APME 2014: Fast Forward wrapped up Wednesday with a luncheon program 
featuring James Risen and others discussing the current state of press freedom. 

Risen, The New York Times reporter who is facing jail time for refusing to reveal a confidential CIA source, said journalists should push forward with aggressive investigative reporting "even at a time of diminished resources and hallowed-out newsrooms."

Look into strategy of news startups

 
By Aric Chokey
Ball State University ASNE-APME Convention Coverage Team 

Representatives of Vox Media gave editors a look into the news startup’s strategy Tuesday and reminded them now is the time to innovate. 

After launching Vox in April, social culture played an important role in its business model, Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff told editors during second day of the ASNE-APME conference in Chicago. 

How to save community journalism


By Matt McKinney 
Ball State University ASNE-APME Convention Coverage Team 

Saving community journalism means preparing your readership for a time when they'll be no daily newspaper, panelists said Monday at the ASNE-APME conference. 
 

Editors get tips on interactive storytelling


By Aric Chokey
Ball State University ASNE-APME Convention Coverage Team 

Although the National Public Radio visualization team is less than a year old, Supervising Editor Kainaz Amaria had much to say about interactive storytelling and utilizing platforms. 

Amaria helped create the "Planet Money Makes a T-shirt" project and followed the manufacturing process of a single t-shirt around the world. 

Eight tips to create an innovation culture


By Sam Condon
Ball State University ASNE-APME Convention Coverage team 

A panel of editors gave advice Tuesday to companies that are focused on creating their own innovation culture. Tips included: 

1.Clearly Outline The Big Picture 
2. Find The Resources 
3. Technology And Tools Alone Won’t Get Your There 
4. Blend New Approaches With Traditional Approaches 
5. The Necessity Of Leadership 
6. Focus On The People 
7. Remove Obstacles 
8. Make it fun 

Finding a common ground: Creating and managing news partnerships

 
By Sam Condon
Ball State University ASNE-APME Convention Coverage Team 

Collaborations formed between newsrooms and companies such as ProPublica and New America Media are providing journalists and editors with some of the highest views in news stories. Debbie Galant, Associate Director, Center for Cooperative Media, Montclair State University has spent her time at the New Jersey college focusing on open data movements, peer-to-peer mentoring and story sharing. 

Why video storytelling?

 
By Kaytee Lorentzen
Ball State University APME-ASNE Convention Coverage Team 

Video storytelling gives readers an experience they're not used to getting, The New York Times videographer A.J. Chavar told editors Tuesday.  

APME Innovator of the Year winner announced


Ball State University ASNE-APME Convention Coverage Team 

On Tuesday, the Associated Press Media Editors named Wall Street Journal “Innovator of the Year” for its project “WSJ Start-Up of the Year.” In an innovative shift from the paper’s usual demographic, the series pitted 24 entrepreneurs against each other for several weeks to earn the same title as the project itself.   

#editors2014: See you next year!


Check out what people had to say about Wednesday's final sessions.

2014 ASNE Board of Directors

 
The ASNE Board of Directors added five new members and elected a new executive committee at the organization's first joint conference with APME in Chicago. Chris Peck of The Riverton (Wyo.) Ranger took the reins as ASNE president as 2013 ASNE President David Boardman handed over the gavel during the ASNE business meeting Tuesday at the conference. 

#editors2014: Wednesday

 
Click here for a summary of what people were saying about the conference yesterday!

Minority Leadership Institute continues to cultivate leaders in its third year

 
By Cariema Wood
Ball State University ASNE-APME Convention Coverage Team

ASNE partnered with Northwestern University, The Scripps Howard Foundation and the Poynter Institute for Media Studies to effectively execute one of its core pillars - leadership development by way of the Minority Leadership Institute.  

Create an innovation culture: How to just do it

 
By Kyra Senese
Columbia College Chicago

Create an Innovation Culture: How to Just Do It, a session held from 11–11:45 a.m. 
Sept. 16, featured professional insight from Gerould Kern, editor at the Chicago 
Tribune; S. Mitra Kalita, ideas editor for Quartz; Miranda Mulligan, executive director 
at Northwestern University’s Knight Lab; and Chuck Peters, CEO of The Gazette 
Company. Mizell Stewart III, vice president/content of The E.W. Scripps Co., moderated the session.

Video should be natural evolution for newspapers

 
By Sydney Lawson
Columbia College Chicago

In the journalism world, an immediate deadline is often the norm, but A.J Chavar, a video journalist for The New York Times likes to take his time with his work.

The Wall Street Journal, winner of APME's 'Innovator of the year'

 
By Sydney Lawson
Columbia College Chicago

On Tuesday, the Associated Press Media Editors named The Wall Street Journal “Innovator of the Year” for its project “WSJ Start-Up of the Year.” In an innovative shift from the paper’s usual demographic, the series pitted 24 entrepreneurs against each other for several weeks to earn the same title as the project itself. 

What you need to know about social media/blogs as journalists

By Kyra Senese
Columbia College Chicago

Independent visual journalist Alex Garcia hosted a session on social media and blogs for visual and print journalists from 4-5:30 p.m. Monday. 

#editors2014: Tuesday


Click here for a summary of what people were saying about the conference yesterday!
 

From yesterday's session What's New/What's Next? Trends Every Editor Should Know About: You can find Amy Webb's presentation hereYou can find Tom Rosenstiel's presentation here

 
 

ASNE-APME 2014: Opening ceremony


By Ball State University APME & ASNE Convention Team

Conference starts with reader discussions

 
By Aric Chokey
Ball State University APME & ASNE Convention Team

Fast, quality on site photo editing

 
By Maggie Kenworthy 
Ball State University APME & ASNE Convention Team

Boardman Q & A: Consumers will continue to value news

 
By Rui Zhang
Ball State University APME & ASNE Convention Team 

ASNE incoming president Q&A

By Sicong Xing
BSU APME/ASNE Convention Team
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