Texas Associated Press Managing Editors

Welcome to Texas' Journalism Leader: TAPME

Texas Associated Press Managing Editors

Promoting Excellence in Texas Journalism

2018 Contest Rules

Texas Associated Press Managing Editors foster the highest standards in journalism through professional development and support of student journalists. Consisting of news leaders from throughout the state, the TAPME offers a unique resource for Texas journalism.

Texas APME Awards

Each year, the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors joins with the Headliners Foundation of Texas to recognize outstanding journalism as practiced by the state’s daily newspapers.

Through this partnership, the Texas APME’s annual contest is complemented by a group of honors known as the Texas APME Headliners Excellence in Journalism Awards.¬†TAPME also honors newspapers and journalists from around the state with awards in 29 general categories, as well as awards for College and University publications, Spanish-language publications and Associated Press staff members.

Professional Development

Our annual convention offers insight into the latest industry developments and chance for TAPME members to meet their counterparts from across the state.

Student Recruitment

TAPME proudly awards the Buster Haas Minority Internship and Scholarship annually, providing valuable newsroom experience to a student journalist as well as a scholarship.

Honoring Results

The annual TAPME awards reward the best work in Texas journalism, including writing, design and photography.