Archive October 2009

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Shield Law vote likely, Thursday, Nov. 5

We are happy to announce that the movement toward a strong federal shield law appears to be back on the right path. Weeks after the White House produced language that threatened the viability of S 448, the Free Flow of Information Act, as that legislation was to be considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee, and due in no small part to the efforts of ASNE members ..

Covering pandemic flu

Karpel named next executive director of ASNE

Richard Karpel has been selected as the next executive director of the American Society of News Editors.

Turner, Magnuson recipients of the 2009 McGruder award

Troy Turner, editor of The Daily Times in Farmington, N.M., and Karen Magnuson, editor of the Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle, have been named winners of the eighth annual Robert G. McGruder Awards for Diversity Leadership.

The Reconstruction of American Journalism — Report

From Len Downie ...

A controversial report by Leonard Downie, Jr., and Michael Schudson just published in Columbia Journaiism Review.

ASNE protests Obama administration language that weakens shield law

After months of productive negotiations with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and representatives of the more than 70 media entities supporting the shield law, the Obama administation has presented a series of proposed amendments that represent a significant step backward.

Knight Commission report: Informing Communities

From Eric Newton ...

Take a look the conclusions and recommendations in this report from The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy and join the debate online!