Texas Managing Editors

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

Explore Galveston with discounts for TME conference attendees

The Texas Managing Editors conference is two weeks away: April 14-16 at Moody Gardens in Galveston. And if the sea breezes and island sunsets weren’t enough to entice to you to extend your stay, Visit Galveston is offering 25 more reasons to arrive early or stick around to explore the island.

Texas Managing Editors conference attendees will have access to the Visit Galveston Savings Pass using the promocode, GALVESTON23. The savings pass is a FREE mobile passport with discounts and offers to 25+ local businesses, including restaurants, shops and tourist attractions.

So, come to our Galveston conference for industry sights, networking and celebrating the best of Texas journalism. But schedule in some time to get to know the island. Follow the QR code or download the passport for free at explore.visitgalveston.com.

For information on Texas Managing Editors conference registration and booking a room at the convention hotel, click here.


saving pass qr

Coming soon: A conference you won’t want to miss

Get ready!

This year’s Texas Managing Editors conference is April 14-16 at Galveston’s Moody Gardens. Yes, we will honor the best of the best at our annual awards banquet. Yes, we will have panels discussing the top issues in the journalism industry. And yes, we’re going to have a blast. 

Book your hotel room now to secure your spot at our rate, which averages $183 per night. Come a day early and stay a day later to take full advantage of the conference rates.

The property promises plenty to do for the whole family. Find out more about Moody Gardens here

Click here to register for the conference

Click here to reserve your room


TME board members have been hard at work ensuring this year's conference will be memorable.
TME board members have been hard at work ensuring this year’s conference will be memorable.


Submit convention registration fees here.