Texas Managing Editors

Journalism is an orchestra, and we are the musicians. 

Everyone is invited to the concert on April 19-21 in Temple. It’s a moment you don’t want your newsroom to miss.

The talents we are celebrating run deep — from digital experts and sports writers to city hall watchdogs and all the journalists who make sure our pieces hit the write (Forgive the pun. We couldn’t help ourselves.) notes.

Join us Friday evening for a laid-back opening reception to get to know your colleagues from across the state. 

We have experts coming in Saturday to share their resources and knowledge on topics like politics, AI and cutting through the distractions when covering education. Yes, there will be lunch.

And the awards? Oh, there will be awards. 

Who will win Newsroom of the Year? Whose team coverage of the biggest news events of 2023 rose above the rest? Texas’ best photojournalist, opinion writer, online package of the year — the suspense is killing us.

The annual TME awards dinner is Saturday night, featuring a live and silent auction to raise money for our most important mission — paying for internships that get the next generation of young journalists into smaller-market newsrooms for real-world experience.

After industry, open government and legislative updates on Sunday,  the final, most prestigious award winners are named. 

Let’s go! 

Register for the conference here. Book your hotel room at Hilton Garden Inn Temple Medical Center (Don’t forget to mention Texas Managing Editors when you make your reservation).

We’ll see you there!

Questions? Reach out to us at texasmanagingeditors@gmail.com.

Meanwhile, here’s a peak at what you can expect:


  • Win-wins: Partnerships between newspapers and student newsrooms — Working with college student journalists to get data-driven, narrative and local news stories.
  • What’s the story: Narrative investigations — How to pull off a narrative investigation, including story selection, source psychology, caring for your reporters and so much more.
  • Get smart: Improving education coverage — Cutting through the noise of the culture wars to what really matters.
  • Awards luncheon
  • Evening reception, auction
  • Dinner, TME star awards presentation
  • Buster Haas scholarship and internship announcement


  • Know your rights: 2024 elections edition — Understanding reporters’ legal rights and the free legal resources available to support election coverage is essential.
  • Ask a lawyer.
  • Newsroom of the Year and Star of Stars Headliners Awards

Texas Managing Editors sponsors the Buster Haas Minority lnternship Program, which aims to increase the number of minority journalists working in newsrooms across Texas.

TME places interns at Texas newspapers with circulations of 30,000 or less for 10 weeks over the summer. Students receive $3,000 stipends, plus $1,000 for living expenses. Upon successful completion of the internship, students receive $500 scholarships.

Continue reading “Internship application deadline extended through March 1”

Our deepest apologies for the trouble with the contest website. There’s a long explanation about how the host moved, which caused difficulty with our secure site certificate, and how our attempts to resolve things have gone unanswered. The upshot is we’ve managed to get the contest site up by squatting on our webmaster’s domain — three cheers to Trent! You can continue your contest entries through Monday, Jan. 29, at this URL: https://tme-awards.spoffordfamily.com.

We will have a permanent, reliable domain and URL to share with you in 2025. Again, we are sorry for the delay in getting this resolved and sincerely appreciate your patience.

Submit convention registration fees here.