Archive January 2010

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ASNE provides census resources for editors

ASNE calls on Congress and administration to open health care negotiations to public

The Society issued a statement today stating that congressional leaders should emerge from their back-room negotiations on health care reform legislation and continue only in full and open Conference Committee proceedings. “There is an inexcusable level of secrecy surrounding this landmark legislation, especially as the current proceedings are likely to produce the final version presented to all members of Congress,” said ASNE President Martin Kaiser. “To so profoundly affect the American public through closed-door proceedings is an affront to one of the core values of Democracy.”

Amicus brief filed in Medill 'Innocence Project' case

In October, the Cook County state's attorney subpoenaed e-mails, grades, and notes and recordings of witness interviews from students at the Medill School of Journalism who were investigating a 1978 homicide case for the school's Innocence Project. Medill is fighting the subpoenas. This afternoon, ASNE joined 17 other media organizations in filing an amicus brief in support of the school's position.

Memorial services for Deborah Howell to be held in D.C. and Minn.; scholarship announced

The services will be held at the National Cathedral in Washington on Friday, Jan. 15, and, according to her friend Jacqui Banaszynski, at Central Presbyterian Church in St. Paul at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23. Howell's family also announced yesterday a scholarship in her name.

A new Knight fund provides urgently needed resources in FOI battles

ASNE hosts three webinars in January

Nominations being accepted for 2010 Award for Editorial Leadership

It is time to recognize a leader who has made a major difference on behalf of an American news organization. Candidates for ASNE´s 2010 Award for Editorial Leadership must be nominated by Feb. 1.

Longtime ASNE member Deborah Howell killed in car accident

The ASNE community was deeply saddened to learn this morning that Deborah Howell was killed on Saturday after being struck by an automobile while on vacation in New Zealand. ...