Monday, March 10, 2008

APME organizes earmarks project

Editors: Many of you will know of this already, but I'm passing along what looks like an intriguing opportunity for some cooperative journalism with APME colleagues:

The Associated Press Managing Editors group is coordinating a national reporting project on spending earmarks by Congress.

Might you promote the project to editors within McClatchy?

To help newspapers interested in participating in the project, APME is offering free training at 10 locations across the country (including Tacoma) and help with data. Webinars are planned for those not able to attend the training.

The AP will write an overview story that can accompany locally produced stories. The project is scheduled to run the first weekend of June.

More information is available at

- Kate Kennedy

On behalf of APME
Front Pages Editor, Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001 * 202-292-6272

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