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The last issue of APME News magazine was distributed this week at the News Leaders Association Conference in New Orleans.  The publication’s life cycle came to a close as NLA emerged as a new organization, born from the merging of the American Society of News Editors and Associated Press Media Editors. The final issue looks…

NLA in NOLA Day One Video

Video: Eric Pritchett is a senior at Ball State University in Muncie, IN, majoring in Photojournalism and minoring in scuba. He graduates in December 2019 and can be reached at empritchett@bsu.edu or on his website http://ericpritchett.com/ 

Poynter Expert: Newsrooms Should Review Ethics Policies

With the 2020 election a year away, newsrooms nationwide already have started covering stories related to it. Kelly McBride, senior vice president at the Poynter Institute and Craig Newmark, chair at the Center for Ethics and Leadership, spoke about the need for newsrooms to update ethics policies for the election season at the News Leaders…

Women Journalists Speak on Gender Inequality

Reporters and photographers gathered for the Women in Photojournalism session Monday. Panelists recounted their experiences and struggles in the field, such as unequal pay and sexual harassment. Elizabeth Conley, a Houston Chronicle photographer, said police officers sometimes treat her like she doesn’t belong. She recalled one story in which she got on her knees to…

No Choice but to “Hold the Line”

For a century, journalists have been the distributors of news as well as gatekeepers of facts and truth but these days a global campaign of disinformation and a growing dependency on social media to get the news out may be crippling the industry and eroding public trust. Social media platforms have become the world’s largest…

Journalists Need Support Covering Tragedies

Disasters impact not just people living in the area, but also reporters covering the event, according to a panel of journalists at Monday’s News Leaders Association Conference.  In “Covering Disasters,” Kathleen Flynn, a New Orleans-based freelance photographer, explained how it can be difficult for journalists to understand how an event might impact them, regardless of…

Editors Told to Take Time for Themselves

Nurturing future newsroom leaders means present-day stalwarts should lead by example and not work around-the-clock, according to panelists Monday at the News Leaders Association Conference. In “Evolution of the Modern Editor,” journalists talked about making business-related decisions to better leadership of middle management ranks. Moderated by Mitch Pugh, executive editor of The Post and Courier,…

Connecting with Community Means Finding Niche Interests

Vicks VapoRub took the spotlight in the News Leaders Association session “Being a Strategic Partner with Your Community.” This salve cured a disconnect between Los Angeles Times reporter Esmeralda Bermudez and a portion of her readers when she published a column about the Latino community’s love of “Vivaporu.” Bermudez, along with her fellow panelists, advocated…

NLA: Moving Forward

The News Leaders Association, born of the merger between two long-standing media organizations – the American Society of News Editors and Associated Press Media Editors – will become a bigger advocate for First Amendment issues. “But let me be clear this morning. This is more than just a merger of two fine organizations,” said the…

Winners of ASNE-APME’s NLA Awards 2019

Stories ranging from mass shootings to the environment were recognized for their distinguished writing, digital storytelling and photography. The American Society of News Editors (ASNE) and Associated Press Media Editors (APME) announced April 2 the winners of this year’s NLA Awards, which honors the best in print, digital, photo and video content in 11 categories,…