Archive September 2009

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New shield law revisions. Vote possible Sept. 24.

Despite some damaging changes to the shield law, we continue to support this legislation and hope you will as well. The Senate Judiciary Committee could vote as early as Thursday, Sept. 24. However, it is much more likely to occur on Oct. 1. So there is still time for you to help create a federal shield law.

Bloomberg v. Fed -- Deadline for Fed to appeal is Sept. 30

The Federal Reserve has until Sept. 30 to decide whether or not to appeal the court’s decision to grant Bloomberg access to records of the banks that sought emergency funding, and for the first time the decision rests on President Obama.

Pew study shows press credibility critical

From Mike Fancher, ASNE Ethics and Values chair ...

Press Accuracy Rating Hits Two Decade Low (Pew report) — I'm looking for the silver lining that goes with this cloud. Perhaps we'll find it at the Nov. 15-17 ethics forum at the Reynolds Journalism Institute in Columbia, Mo.

National Sports Journalism Center

From Tim Franklin ...

The Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center launched a Web site that is intended to be an invaluable source of breaking news, information and commentary about sports media in America.

New version of shield law could be voted on Sept. 17

The Senate Judiciary Committee intends to bring a new version of S 448 up for a vote Thursday, Sept. 17. We expect that those opposed to the concept of a federal shield law will introduce hostile amendments.

Shield Law vote possible Thursday, Sept. 10

The Senate Judiciary Committee has formally scheduled the Free Flow of Information Act for mark-up during its Executive Business Meeting scheduled for this Thursday, Sept. 10, at 10:00 am.

Online Editors Harris, Moor join ASNE Board

Two online journalism leaders, Politico Editor-in-Chief John Harris and Dallas Morning News Deputy Managing Editor Anthony Moor, have been named to the board of directors of the American Society of News Editors.

ASNE, other organizations protest Big Ten credential requirements

The letter proposes a direct discussion between representatives of the media organizations and the Big Ten Conference in order to maintain a “relationship that has proven so mutually beneficial since 1896.”