2019 News Leadership Conference: Sept. 9-10 in New Orleans, LA

APPM (Associated Press Photo Managers) is holding the 2019 annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Held in cooperation and support from the News Leadership Association (Formerly APME and ASNE), APPM attendees can also attend all NLA conference sessions.

The News Leadership Conference opens on Monday morning and runs through Tuesday evening. All conference sessions and events will be held at the New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.

See the full conference schedule here.

MONDAY, Sept. 99:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Covering disasters

Climate change is not only affecting people that live in areas prone to dramatic weather, but it also impacting newsrooms – from preparedness to staffing to budgets. In this session, photographers and editors share their insights into planning and covering these breaking news events.

Moderator: Pat Traylor, director of photography at the Denver Post

Panelists: 

  • Nicole Fruge, director of photography at the San Francisco Chronicle
  • Elizabeth Conley, staff photographer at the Houston Chronicle
  • Kathleen Flynn, New Orleans-based freelance photographer
    See Kathleen’s hurricane prep list here
  • Sam Owens, staff photographer at Evansville Courier and Press  
MONDAY, Sept. 910:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Alternative story forms 

Alternative story forms are all the rage in online journalism, but for photographers and photo editors it is more than just the buzz word du jour. It is an opportunity for the visual people to stretch their creative wings and allow great photography and video to lead the way. 

Moderator: Melanie Maxwell, picture editor Detroit Free Press

Panelists:

  • Anjanette Delgado, senior news director for digital at the Detroit Free Press
  • Almudena Toral, head of enterprise video at Univision Digital 
  • Chelsea Matiash, senior editor, Digital Storytelling & Training at the New York Times
MONDAY, Sept. 91:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Women in photojournalism 

For decades, women have been working as photojournalists, but with the recent revelations about sexual harassment – sparked by the #metoo movement – and the still mostly male (mostly white) bylines that tend to dominate the front pages of many newspapers, many women in the field are asking how far have we really come in the quest for equality? In this session, panelists will discuss what challenges still exist for women in photojournalism, but also how and where some of these challenges are being dismantled?

Moderator: Deb Pastner, director of photography at Minneapolis Star Tribune

Panelists:  

  • Nicole Fruge, director of photography at the San Francisco Chronicle
  • Elizabeth Conley – staff photographer at the Houston Chronicle  
  • Kathleen Flynn, New Orleans-based freelance photographer   
  • Sam Owens, staff photographer at Evansville Courier and Press
  • Marcia Allert, director of photography, Dallas Morning News
MONDAY, Sept. 92:45 p.m.-3:35 p.m.

Visual literacy across the newsroom 

On most newspaper websites, every story posted needs a photograph, but because of dwindling resources – especially in the photo editing ranks – newsrooms are struggling to find just the right photos to accompany those stories. In this session, we will discuss the do’s and don’ts of picture editing for the web including utilizing archives, stock images and the wires while at the same time making sound journalistic and legal choices that bolster your coverage, engage your audiences and prevent you from potentially getting sued for copy infringement.

Moderator: Kathy Kieliszewski, director of photo and video at the Detroit Free Press

Panelists: 

  • Aimee Edmondson, professor of History of American Journalism and Communications Law at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University
  • Nicole Fruge, director of photography at the San Francisco Chronicle
  • David Ake, director of photography at the Associated Press
TUESDAY, Sept. 101:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Photographer talk – Max Bercherer, photo editor of The New Orleans Advocate