How the Tribune Star used $2,500 from APME

By Dakota Crawford  Ball State University The employees were just doing their jobs, or so that’s what they said. Max Jones, editor of The Terre Haute Tribune Star, gave an unexpected cash bonus to a handful of reporters and editors for the completion of a five-part investigative series that revealed the city’s financial crisis. The staff was able to research and accurately cover municipal finance thanks to a … Continue reading How the Tribune Star used $2,500 from APME

Panelists say social media, cyber attacks are changing the face of terrorism

Security experts, media scholars discussion cyber terrorism at ASNE-APME. By Jacob Nierenberg Stanford University At one of the final sessions at this year’s ASNE-APME conference, a panel of media scholars and security research fellows sought to address how terrorists utilize technology to broaden their reach as well as threaten computer systems. “When we refer to terrorism now, I think we really are thinking of something … Continue reading Panelists say social media, cyber attacks are changing the face of terrorism

Seelig closes conference with message of creativity and innovation

By Nicky Sullivan Stanford University For a conference focused in large part on innovation, Tina Seelig’s closing keynote was the perfect finish. Seelig, a professor of management science and engineering at Stanford University, described what she called the Invention Cycle, a model she created which covers the process from imagination to entrepreneurship. It was a fitting message for a conference that listed disruption as one … Continue reading Seelig closes conference with message of creativity and innovation

Millennials deal with media ethics

By Melena Masson Stanford University Publish first, ask permission afterward — that’s what seemed to happen with the photo of British Parliament member Alec Shelbrooke that BBC Newsbeat tweeted. At a trade union debate in early September, BBC captured a photo of Shelbrooke appearing to doze off during the debate. The British Parliament member was not sleeping but had been leaning towards a speaker because … Continue reading Millennials deal with media ethics

Associated Press: PACs, super PACs to continue dominating campaign finance

By Jacob Nierenberg Stanford University   A panel of five Associated Press journalists discussed the murky role that money plays in national politics, and the influence that it has in determining the winner of an election at the ASNE-APME conference on Sunday.   “We’ve seen for a couple of elections now the rise of bigger money, and that’s certainly going to be a major story … Continue reading Associated Press: PACs, super PACs to continue dominating campaign finance

War on Science: What and What Not to Believe

By Emily Koufakis Stanford University Too often, people rely on personal experiences, political affiliation, or demographics to formulate opinions about science, said Lee Rainie, director of Internet, science, and technology at PEW research. Rainie was one of three panelists who discussed scientists’ claims regarding the ‘War on Science’ at the ASNE-APME Conference at Stanford University on Saturday. There is no single explanation for why the … Continue reading War on Science: What and What Not to Believe