Archive March 2011

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Frank Blethen to receive ASNE Award for News Leadership

Defying long odds, The Seattle Times' publisher and CEO saved his news organization while maintaining its independence and preserving the courageous, public-service journalism for which it has become known under his leadership. Blethen is the first noneditor to receive the News Leadership award, which will be presented at ASNE's annual convention in San Diego, April 6-9.

Marine general to address ASNE11

Brigadier General Joseph L. Osterman, assistant division commander of 1st Marine Division will address convention attendees aboard the USS Midway.

ASNE joins amicus opposing restriction in Virginia FOI law

The clause in question prevents non-citizens from filing FOI requests. No matter how important the record or issue involved, out-of-state journalists cannot access Virginia records, even if they affect residents of other states. ASNE joined more than twenty media companies and organizations in challenging the unconstitutional restriction.

How much green is behind that wall?

A NYT editor and others, including analyst Ken Doctor, to discuss efforts to produce revenue in electronic formats at ASNE11.

ASNE 2011 board candidates announced

Nine candidates will stand for election this year to the ASNE board, including two incumbents. They will vie for five three-year terms. Winners will be announced April 8, at the ASNE convention in San Diego.

Washington State woman wins Sunshine Week contest

the winner of the 2011 Local Heroes contest. The announcement of Gloria Howell of Stevenson, Wash., kicks off Sunshine Week, which began yesterday. She will accept her award at the ASNE Convention, April 6-9 at the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina.

Making Print Sell -- an ASNE workshop

It may not be as sexy as the emerging digital opportunities, but print still dominates in audience and revenue.

Another Supreme Court ruling in favor of government transparency

In Milner v. Department of the Navy, the Court pared a FOIA exemption that had expanded beyond its plain language in a series of federal court decisions going back three decades. Milner is the third case in this term in which the Court sided with an amicus brief joined by ASNE.

Vicente Fox headlines Wednesday lunch

Mexico's 55th president will speak at luncheon added to convention schedule.

Panel and reception aboard USS Midway

The U.S. has been at war for nearly a decade. What are the problems and triumphs soldiers face as thousands return home?

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