Convention

See you in Austin!


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 in 2018 and going forward. 

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. 
Register and book your hotel room now!

Some highlights of our sessions and speakers you don't want to miss:

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 do I 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.

 
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 the 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.
 
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 come under attack. Meet the journalists who have gone through this experience and hear from experts on what you should do as a newsroom manager in this situation.
 
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 of Storied Media Group.
 
Registration and hotel
 
The registration fee is $275 for members of ASNE and APME and $375 for nonmembers. 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.