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What: 41st Annual APSE Summer Conference

When: June 25-28, 2014

Where: Washington D.C./Arlington, Va.

Registration fees:

  • Newspapers 100,000 circulation and above and stand-alone websites with more than 2 million unique monthly visitors — $250
  • Newspapers under 100,000 circulation and stand-alone websites with fewer than 2 million unique monthly visitors — $200
  • Students — $100

How to register: Click here.

Host hotel: Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Va.

To make Crystal Gateway Marriott reservations, click here or call (800) 228-9290 and ask for APSE Conference rate of $189.

Reservation deadline is June 2 at 5 p.m.

 


 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25
 
11 a.m.-5 p.m.                                                                                           
Registration
Location: Salons V-VI prefunction area (first floor)
 
Noon-5 p.m.
Mall of ideas
Location: Salons V-VI prefunction area (first floor)
 
           
2 p.m.-4 p.m.                                   
APSE Executive Committee meeting
Location: Salons V-VI (first floor)
Presiding: President Tim Stephens, CBSSports.com
 
5 p.m.-6 p.m.                                  
AP Newcomers Reception

 

 

 

 

Location: Bin 1700 (lobby floor)
 
5 p.m.-6 p.m.                                   
Students Reception
Location: Manassas (second floor)
 

 

 

 

 

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Opening Night Reception
Location: Sky View Restaurant (first floor)
 
10 p.m.-midnight                                  
Hospitality Suite
Location: Bin 1700 (lobby floor)
 
THURSDAY, JUNE 26
 
8 a.m.-5 p.m.                                  
Registration 
Location: Salons V-VI prefunction area (first floor)
 
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mall of ideas
Location: Salons V-VI prefunction area (first floor)
 
9 a.m.                              
Family Orientation
Location: Sky View Restaurant (first floor)
 
9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Opening general membership meeting
Location: Salons V-VI (first floor)
Presiding: President Tim Stephens, CBSSports.com
 
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
General session
Portrayal of women by sports media: A frank discussion about how women are presented in sports coverage. It’s not about the level of coverage; it’s how it is presented.
Location: Salons V-VI (first floor)
Leader: Christine Brennan, USA TODAY Sports
Panelists:  Mary Jo Kane, president, Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in
Sports; Missy Meharg, University of Maryland field hockey coach; Monica McNutt, digital reporter at News Channel 8 and ABC7/WJLA-TV in Metro D.C.
 
12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.                           
Keynote luncheon
Location: Salons I-II (first floor)
Speaker: Sen. John McCain
 
2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.                            
Workshop
The rebirth of long form
While the trend in newspapers has been toward shorter stories, improving story website metrics and adding layers of multimedia, several websites have been investing in long-form journalism. We look at what the future holds for more sophisticated storytelling in the age of the iPad
Location: Salon V (first floor)
Leader: Greg Lee, Sun Sentinel
Panelist: Bryan Curtis, Grantland.com; Sally Jenkins, The Washington Post; Bill Nack, author and freelance journalist;
 
2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.                               
Workshop
Management 101: Effective tips for effective management
Give us just 75 minutes. We'll help you better communicate with your staff and your boss, plan coverage, motivate staff, manage your time and respond to readers. Start the clock…
Location: Alexandria (second floor)
Leader: Butch Ward, Poynter Institute
 
2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.                            
Workshop:
Best practices: Multimedia, GIFs and video. This will be a hands-on session, two-part session. Reporters now have all the powerful resources of their newsrooms in their hands — their smartphones. Learn how to exploit each medium — print, photo and video — to create compelling multimedia story packages in the field with your phone. Then learn how to make GIFs and what you can, cannot and should not do with them as a tool to enhance digital storytelling. These basic multimedia skills can add layers of interactivity to your content. Bring your smartphone and a laptop or tablet.
Location: Salon VI (first floor)
Leader: Mike Sherman, The Oklahoman
Panelists: Rick Brunson, University of Central Florida; Tim McGarry, USA TODAY Sports;
 
3:45 p.m.-5 p.m.                               
Workshop
The rebirth of long form
While the trend in newspapers has been toward shorter stories, improving story website metrics and adding layers of multimedia, several websites have been investing in long-form journalism. We look at what the future holds for more sophisticated storytelling in the age of the iPad
Location: Salon V (first floor)
Leader: Greg Lee, Sun Sentinel
Panelist: Bryan Curtis, Grantland.com; Sally Jenkins, The Washington Post; Bill Nack, author and freelance journalist;
 
3:45 p.m.-5 p.m.                               
Workshop
Management 101: Effective tips for effective management
Give us just 75 minutes. We'll help you better communicate with your staff and your boss, plan coverage, motivate staff, manage your time and respond to readers. Start the clock…
Location: Alexandria (second floor)
Leader: Butch Ward, Poynter Institute
 
3:45 p.m.-5 p.m.                               
Workshop:
Best practices: Multimedia, GIFs and video. This will be a hands-on session, two-part session. Reporters now have all the powerful resources of their newsrooms in their hands — their smartphones. Learn how to exploit each medium — print, photo and video — to create compelling multimedia story packages in the field with your phone. Then learn how to make GIFs and what you can, cannot and should not do with them as a tool to enhance digital storytelling. These basic multimedia skills can add layers of interactivity to your content. Bring your smartphone and a laptop or tablet.
Location: Salon VI (first floor)
Leader: Mike Sherman, The Oklahoman
Panelists: Rick Brunson, University of Central Florida; Tim McGarry, USA TODAY Sports;
 
5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
Small news organization caucus
Location: Salon VI (first floor)
Leaders: Tommy Deas, The Tuscaloosa News; Oscar Dixon, The Associated Press
 
10 p.m.-midnight                                  
Hospitality Suite 
Location: Bin 1700 (lobby floor)

 

 

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 27
 
8 a.m.-5 p.m.                                  
Registration 
Location: Salons V-VI prefunction area (first floor)
 
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mall of ideas
Location: Salons V-VI prefunction area (first floor)
 
9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.                           
General Session
Public records & database reporting
How to find the stories hidden in public records that other people miss, and how to make enterprising and investigative reporting a priority in the 24-hour newsroom.
Location: Salons V-VI (first floor)
Leader: Ted Bridis, The Associated Press
Panelists: Steve Berkowitz, USA TODAY Sports; Jon Solomon, CBSSports.com 
 

 

 

 

 

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.                            
General session
When is THE story a story at all?
We take a closer look at the ethics of reporting on sensitive information, using recent stories on athletes’ sexuality as an intro into the conversation. Michael Sams’ came out before the NFL combine in stories with ESPN and the New York Times. But the Columbia Missourian had knowledge of one of the most talked-about sports stories of the year several months before it became public but chose not to publish it. Grantland.com outed a transgender golf instructor who subsequently committed suicide resulting in a mea culpa by its editor. When do you go with the news? What makes it news? What decisions drive the publication schedule?
Location: Salons V-VI (first floor)
Leader: David Meeks, USA TODAY Sports
Panelists: Erik Hall, Columbia  Missourian;  Kelly McBride, Poynter Institute; Jason Stallman, The New York Times
 
12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.                             
Red Smith Award Luncheon
Location:
Sky View Restaurant (first floor)

 

 

Winner: Wendell Smith

 

 

 

 

Presenter: Larry Lester
 
2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.                               
Workshop
Building a diverse hiring network
Here are some practical things you as a hiring editor can do to build connections and develop diverse candidates in your hiring pool — perhaps even among the employees who already work for you, or who will someday because you invested in their potential.
Location: Salon V (first floor)
Leader: Mike Sherman, The Oklahoman
Panelist: Hemal Jhaveri, USA TODAY Sports; Greg Lee, South Florida SunSentinel; Tim Stephens, CBSSports.com
 
Workshop
2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.                               
Workshop
Made-over NFL Monday
The NFL is the nation’s most popular professional league, and also its most covered. Here are some tips to make your coverage distinctive and useful to readers on Mondays, despite the saturation of content available on broadcast, web and print
Location: Alexandria (second floor)
Leader: Glen Crevier, Star Tribune
Panelist: Scott Monserud, The Denver Post; Matt Pepin, BostonGlobe.com
 
2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.                               
Workshop
Social media for the small market
Everything is social, social, social these days. In larger news organizations, there are employees dedicated to managing social profiles. But how does it work at the smaller paper where the emphasis remains on print? Here are things small papers — and small staffs — can do to effectively use social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram without undermining the print product that is this the No. 1 priority for neighborhood-style publications.
Location: Salon VI (first floor)
Leader: Tommy Deas, The Tuscaloosa News
Panelist: Laken Litman, USA Today Sports; Jim Reeser, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 
 
3:45 p.m.-5 p.m.                              
Workshop
Building a diverse hiring network
Here are some practical things you as a hiring editor can do to build connections and develop diverse candidates in your hiring pool — perhaps even among the employees who already work for you, or who will someday because you invested in their potential.
Location: Salon V (first floor)
Leader: Mike Sherman, The Oklahoman
Panelist: Hemal Jhaveri, USA TODAY Sports; Greg Lee, South Florida SunSentinel; Tim Stephens, CBSSports.com
 
3:45 p.m.-5 p.m.                              
Workshop
Made-over NFL Monday
The NFL is the nation’s most popular professional league, and also its most covered. Here are some tips to make your coverage distinctive and useful to readers on Mondays, despite the saturation of content available on broadcast, web and print
Location: Alexandria (second floor)
Leader: Glen Crevier, Star Tribune
Panelist: Scott Monserud, The Denver Post; Matt Pepin, BostonGlobe.com
 
3:45 p.m.-5 p.m.                              
Workshop
Quick and easy ways to generate content for slow days
It can be hard to ensure you always have good local content, especially at small new organizations with limited resources. This session will provide examples of ways your staff can quickly generate quality content. Those Monday sections never need to be bare of local copy again.
Location: Salon VI (first floor)
Leader: Todd M. Adams, U-T San Diego
Panelist: Paul Skrbina, Chicago Tribune; Mike Szvetitz, Opilka-Auburn News
 
5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m. 
APSE region caucuses                                                                                          
Location: Salon V: Mid-Atlantic, Northeast; Salon VI: Atlantic Coast, Southeast; Manassas: Southwest; Alexandria: Great Plains, Great Lakes; Sky View: Northwest, Western
 
10 p.m.-midnight                                 
Hospitality Suite
Location: Bin 1700 (lobby floor)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 28
 
9 a.m.-noon (papers are tossed at 12:30)
Winning sections display 
Location: Manassas (second floor)
 
9:30-10:45 a.m. 
Closing Executive Committee meeting
Location: Salons V-VI (first floor)

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Job Fair
Location:
Salons V-VI (first floor)
 
12:15 p.m.
Open 
 
2 p.m.-6 p.m.
Open
3on3 basketball tournament at Georgetown University
(Contact Gerry Ahern — gahern@usatoday.com)
 
6 p.m.-7 p.m.                                  
Awards banquet reception
Location: Salons V-VI prefunction area (first floor)
 
7 p.m.-10 p.m.                                 
Awards Banquet 
Location: Salons V-VI (first floor)

 

 

 

 

10 p.m.                                 
Closing reception
Location: Salons V-VI Prefunction area