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APME Newsroom Summit

On October 12th and 13th, approximately 120 people, including APME members and journalism students, met for A Newsroom Summit: Journalism that Matters.  Participants discussed keeping journalism vital for themselves and the people they serve.  On Saturday, the people in the … Continue reading

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Closing Comments

Each participant was asked to write a word or phrase about what they were taking away from the Newsroom Summit.  Some of their comments follow. *      Every person in the community has a voice: in order to improve the quality … Continue reading

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Understanding Islam

Moderator: Bob Peck, Publisher, The Riverton (Wyo.) Ranger Reporter: Chris Peck, for the group Conversation participants Dawn Garcia, Knight Fellowship Program, Stanford University Joe Foote, Director, College of Public Programs in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunication, Arizona … Continue reading

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Open Minds, Open Newsrooms

Convener: Cole Campbell Note taker: Phil Haslanger Participants Tom Baden, Harrisburg, PA Carol Hunter, Green Bay, WI Ken Sands, Spokane, WA Phil Haslanger, Madison, WI Lance Johnson, New London, CT Phil Elliott, Athens, OH Cole Campbell Suki Dardarian, Seattle,WA Peggy … Continue reading

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Getting Context into Stories

Convener and note taker: Melinda Voss Discussion We discussed obstacles to getting context into news stories. These include: * We don’t remind ourselves enough that we need to put it in. * Reporters get tunnel vision about a story and … Continue reading

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Capturing New Young Readers

Convener: George Stanley Note taker: Bobbie Jo Buel Participants We had a large group and I didn’t write down full names, but participants included six young people and nine editors. Discussion * What is it going to take you get you … Continue reading

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Local News as a State of Mind

Convener: Tom Warhover, Columbia Missourian/University of Missouri Note taker:  Cole Campbell Dramatis Personae Tom Warhover, Columbia Missourian/University of Missouri Cole Campbell, Kettering Foundation Jim Lee, Carroll County Times (Maryland) Frank Fellone, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Chris Peck, Spokane Spokesman-Review (Washington) Rick Rassmann, … Continue reading

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Coming Down From the Ivory Tower

Convener and note taker: Rick Hall, Deseret News (Salt Lake City) Participants Chris Muldron Tom Warhaver General ideas discussed Our discussion turned out to be sort of a follow-up to an earlier session on “getting to know your neighbor” or … Continue reading

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Re-establishing Neighborhood Connections

Convener and note taker: Laura Sellers-Earl Participants Rosemary Goudreau Dave Heun Rick Hall Ken Sands Dave Hennigan Stephen Silha Caesar Andrews Kristin Gilger Discussion We started off questioning Ken Sands about the Spokesman Review program where the paper pops for … Continue reading

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Inclusion

Convener: George Benge Note taker:  Doug Floyd Participants George Benge Doug Floyd Bobbie Jo Buel Mark Heleniak Kristin Gilger Report Mainstream newspapers are structured to overlook issues of diversity in our communities — middle-class reporters and editors collecting news for … Continue reading

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