Archive February 2009

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ASNE cancels 2009 convention

RESTON, Va. – Citing the challenging times faced by its members, The American Society of Newspaper Editors today announced it has canceled its 2009 convention.

How the convention cancellation affects you

ASNE announced today that it is canceling the 2009 convention in Chicago, scheduled for April 26-29.

Shield law gains momentum

The Free Flow of Information Act has now been re-introduced in both the House and the Senate, with ASNE and more than 70 other media organizations and companies ramping up our efforts to make a federal shield law a reality.

Spread the word about free journalism training for teachers

Help us get word out about an ASNE program that grows savvy news consumers, multimedia journalists and engaged citizens.

ASNE cancels 2009 convention

Februay 2009 note from President Charlotte Hall on convention cancellation.

Jackson Sun — House should pass federal shield law

The Jackson (Tenn.) Sun
February 16, 2009

Members of the U.S. House should pass the Free Flow of Information Act of 2009, this year's version of a federal shield law. It is the right thing to do for both reporters and the public, and it is long overdue.

The legisla

Los Angeles Times — A solid shield for journalists

Remarks by Atty. Gen. Eric Holder shouldn't derail a proposed law to protect journalists' confidential sources.

Los Angeles Times
February 16, 2009

During his campaign for president, Barack Obama expressed support for a federal “shield law” to protect journa

News Leader — Strengthen the press

The News Leader, Staunton, Va.
February 15, 2009

Congressman Bob Goodlatte has joined a fight that needs to be won, in this session of Congress.

Goodlatte is one of four sponsors of a bi-partisan bill called the Free Flow of Information Act. He introduced the bill to Congress, along with fellow Virginia Congressman Rick Boucher and two other congressmen, last week.