Texas Managing Editors

2017 convention schedule

Friday, March 24

Noon: TAPME Board Meeting, Royal Room, Westin Galleria

4 p.m.-6 p.m. Students Meet the Pros, University of Houston

5:30 p.m. Buses depart for Houston Chronicle

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Welcoming Reception, Houston Chronicle, 4747 Southwest Freeway

8:30 p.m. Buses depart for Westin Galleria

9 p.m. – Hospitality, Royal Suite, 24th Floor

Saturday, March 25

8 a.m. – Breakfast, Plaza II

All panels in Plaza I, Westin Galleria


9 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Part I: Did we learn anything? Who saw the emergence of Donald Trump coming? Right up until election night, most political pundits and reporters were predicting the wrong winner. And we may have missed an even bigger story — the divisions and disaffection that helped Trump win the presidency. What are the lessons we can take from the campaign of 2016? Moderator: John Bridges, Austin American-Statesman. Panelists: Mark Jones, professor at Rice University; Lauren McGaughy, Dallas Morning News; Bob Moore, El Paso Times.

10 a.m.-10:50 a.m. Part II: Real journalists vs. fake news Now that we’ve been declared “enemies of the American people,” how should journalists go about their business in an age of “fake news” and “alternative facts”? Have we reached a low point as an informed citizenry or are we on the verge of a golden age of accountability journalism? Help us figure out how we ensure that truth wins out in a “post-truth” world. Moderator: John Bridges, Austin American-Statesman. Panelists: Lise Olsen, Houston Chronicle; Terri Burke,  ACLU of Texas; Marci Caltabiano-Ponce, UT Rio Grande Valley.

11 a.m.-11:50 a.m. Covering Texas energy after the Texas Miracle The shale revolution, low prices, the rise of alternative energy and the ever-increasing urgency of climate change initiatives have placed the state’s energy industry at a historic crosswords. Discuss these complex trends and how to cover the story for your community. Moderator: Al Lewis, Houston Chronicle. Panelists: Laura Blewitt, Bloomberg; Collin Eaton, Houston Chronicle; Jonathan Garrett, Wood Mackenzie; Ryan Maye Handy, Houston Chronicle; Nushin Huq, correspondent, Bloomberg BNA

Noon-2 p.m. Texas APME Awards Luncheon, Monarch Room, 24th Floor. Presentation of individual winners in 2016 contest

2 p.m.– 6 p.m. Free time

6 p.m. Buses leave for The Houston Chronicle

6:30 p.m. Reception

7 p.m.– Jack Douglas Award dinner/Buster Haas scholarship auction Presentation of the Star category awards, the Michael Brick Storytelling Award and college/university winners.

10 p.m.  Buses leave for The Westin Galleria

10:30 p.m.  Hospitality, Royal Suite, 24th Floor

Sunday, March 26

8 a.m. Breakfast, Plaza II

9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. AP Report, Plaza I, Jim Clarke, Regional Director

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. FOI Update/Ask-a-Lawyer With half of the 2017 legislative session over, take a look at what’s happening with key bills on access to public records and freedom of information issues. It’s also an opportunity to get answers to your legal questions from one of the state’s top experts on media law. Moderator: Diana R. Fuentes, San Antonio Express-News. Panelists: Kelly Brown, The Eagle; Joe Larsen, Attorney-at-Law, Sedgwick LLP

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Digital tools all newsrooms should be using right now Get an introduction to a host of tools available to help your newsroom build cardstacks, develop interactives, produce quick videos, create maps and more. Panelists: Jamie Stockwell, San Antonio Express-News; Rachael Gleason, HoustonChron.com

11:30 a.m. Headliner Star of Stars Awards, TAPME Star of Stars Designer of the Year, newspaper awards, AP Staff awards and Newspaper of the Year





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