Archive January 2011

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ASNE joins amicus in California public-records case

Orange County recently denied the Sierra Club's request for basemaps -- government-generated geographical data that helps news organizations and other requesters determine the impact of government initiatives and the allocation of public resources. Last week, ASNE joined 23 other media organizations in a brief supporting the Sierra Club's request.

Nominations now open for ASNE Award for News Leadership

Historically, the award has been bestowed for career leadership, or for leadership in the face of especially difficult challenges. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 28, and the winner will be honored at the ASNE convention in San Diego April 6-9. For more details, click here to read the letter from ASNE President Milton Coleman.

News media coalition launches Mexican Free Speech campaign

The coalition will be assembled by ASNE and the Inter American Press Association to press for an end to the escalating violence that is threatening the lives of Mexican journalists and stifling their reporting. The coalition is one of the initiatives that emerged from a summit of Mexican and U.S. newspaper editors held last month in El Paso, a first-of-its-kind gathering of media leaders to confront the hemisphere's most vexing free-press issue.

ASNE accepting nominations for Sunshine Week Local Heroes

ASNE announces four new webinars

ASNE survey looks at tech's impact on the editor's job

Newsroom editors are working longer hours, studying up on technology in their off time, and spending less time on what had been the core functions of their jobs, according to a recent ASNE survey. The challenges and opportunities posed by the news industry’s increased focus on digital content development and related technology has profoundly affected the traditional role editors have played in newsrooms, according to the survey.

Editors' use of technology survey results

ASNE members asked to help identify talented high school journalists

Know any free-spirited high school students in their junior year who are interested in journalism careers? Then let them know about the Freedom Forum's Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship and Journalism Conference, an all-expenses-paid journalism training workshop for 51 high school students -- one from each state and the District of Columbia. Students who complete the five-day course will be awarded $1,000 college scholarships. Applications are due Feb. 15, and the conference will be held July 9-14, 2011, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. For more about the conference and the application process, click view article.