Archive July 2009

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A call to action

Committee work has been the lifeblood and strength of ASNE for years and is an entry point for many editors to the organization. Although we did not meet at a convention this year, I am already impressed with thededication of our chairs to accomplish goals they have set for their committees. I am indebted to my committee chairs, some of whom have been called into action later than usual, replacing those who had to resign after leaving the business or whose duties have changed at their news organizations.

Send us your codes of ethics

Many news organizations have recently updated, or are in the process of updating, their codes of ethics/professional standards to include use of social media tools.

ASNE Reynolds Institutes create catalysts

In June and July, 175 teachers are becoming journalism missionaries by taking part in ASNE Reynolds High School Journalism Institutes.

ASNE to launch new U.S. Census tools

ASNE is about to launch two tools that we hope will help our busy members with their upcoming coverage of the 2010 Census.

ASNE hopeful for passage of free flow act

It's not just the temperature that's heating up as we move into the summer months in Washington. ASNE is active on legal and policy matters before every branch of government as Congress and the new Administration have finally settled in and gotten down to business.

AJC gets a new look

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently underwent a redesign. James Mallory, Senior Managing Editor and Vice President of News, explains the project and its outcome.

ASNE Diversity Director Bobbi Bowman to receive 2009 Ida B. Wells Award

Representatives of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Conference of Editorial Writers have selected Bobbi Bowman, former diversity director of the American Society of News Editors, as the 2009 recipient of the Ida B. Wells Award. The Wells award is presented annually to a media executive who has demonstrated a commitment to diversifying the nation's newsrooms and improving the coverage of people and communities of color.