Archive November 2009

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Sunshine Week 2010 to honor local heroes

Next year’s national Sunshine Week (March 14-20) will highlight local heroes across America ...

Shield law alert - vote delayed

Here´s an update on the proposed federal shield law. The Senate Judiciary Committee had been expected Thursday to vote on S 448, the Free Flow of Information Act. But a vote became impossible after opponents introduced multiple amendments.

McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage

From John Greenman ...

Help the University of Georgia select the next winner of the McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage.The first McGill Medal was awarded last spring to Jerry Mitchell, The Clarion-Ledger reporter who endured death threats as he helped bring civil rights-era killers to justice.

Nomination Deadline: Dec. 15.

Leading journalists in 2009 – and beyond

Martin Kaiser gave the 2009 McGill lecture at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, The University of Georgia.

Shield law push needed as vote nears

A vote on the Free Flow of Information Act appears imminent, with the Senate Judiciary Committee expected to make S 448 the first bill it considers during its next Executive Business Meeting on the morning of Thursday, November 19.

ASNE/RJI Ethics Forum

The ASNE Ethics and Values Committee will hold a forum on Public Trust Through Public Engagement Nov. 15-17 at the Reynolds Journalism Institute in Columbia, Mo.

Lee Stinnett dies

Former ASNE Executive Director Lee Stinnett died Saturday at his home in Asheville, N.C.

ASNE protests subpeona of student journalist records by Illinois State's Attorney

ASNE has sent a letter of protest to Illinois State Attorney Anita Alvarez over the unfounded subpeona of investigative records by students in the Medill Innocence Project at Northwestern University and over the request of academic records that appears to be harrasment of these students.