Texas Managing Editors

Texas Managing Editors 2023 Galveston conference schedule

Texas Managing Editors pledged to put on a 2023 conference with practical, relevant and timely content and this schedule delivers from beginning to end.

In addition to gaining coverage tips, expert sources and industry insights, by attending you will support scholarships and internships for student journalists. And you’ll be present to celebrate the best of Texas journalism and journalists.

We’ll be at Moody Gardens Hotel and Spa April 14-16. If you come, bring the family and take advantage of the island’s attractions — discounted for TME conference attendees.

Register to attend here and book your discounted Moody Gardens room here.

Floating the Lazy River
Floating the Lazy River


 6 p.m. — Opening reception: Mix and mingle over drinks and hors d’oeuvres.



8 a.m. — Breakfast: Fuel up before programming begins. [Garden Cay]

8:30 a.m. — Opening remarks. [Salon F-G]

9 a.m. — ‘It’s worse than we think’: Why child firearm injuries and fatalities are undercounted: Firearms are now the leading cause of death of children in the U.S. And while examining nonfatal injuries is key to reducing preventable accidents, the data is hard to come by. [Salon F-G]

9:30 a.m. — One year later: Lessons from Uvalde

10:30 a.m. — Break

10:45 a.m. — Floods, drought, tornadoes, hurricanes: Texas extreme weather. A look ahead at 2023 weather by the Texas state climatologist. [Salon F-G]

11 a.m. — Climate smart: How to better cover weather and climate news: Improve your coverage of climate and weather and why the distinction is important.

Noon: Break

12:15 p.m. — Awards luncheon: Memorial presentation and TME Spanish-language and individual award winners are announced. [Salon E]

1:30 p.m. — Free time

6 p.m. — Evening reception: Mix, mingle, silent auction [Floral A]

7 p.m. — Dinner: TME star awards presentation. Jack Douglas, Celeste Williams, Michael Brick, Buster Haas and college awards winners announced. [Floral A]



8 a.m. — Breakfast [Garden Cay]

9 a.m. — Plug in: An overview of the state of the state’s power grid by the University of Houston Energy Fellow. [Salon F-G]

9:30 a.m. — Power up: Stories to take home about the energy sector in Texas. Everyone is afraid of the cold, but summer’s heat could prompt rolling blackouts, as well.

10:30 a.m. — Break

10:45 a.m. — Access denied: The ongoing fight for government access and open records. The annual Freedom of Information report gives you the latest on what may be changing about open government and open records laws as the Legislative session rolls on. [Salon F-G]

11:30 a.m. — Break

11:45 a.m. — Newsroom of the Year and Star of Stars Headliners Awards: Presented by the Headliners Foundation, the winners of TME’s highest recognition are announced. [Salon F-G]

12:15 p.m. — Adjourn

Submit convention registration fees here.