Archive April 2011

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Members to vote on bylaws proposal approved by ASNE board

ASNE members will begin voting next week on broadening the organization's bylaws to include more of those leading change in American journalism. The bylaws changes would expand the pool of potential members to include a wider range of editors, educators and nonprofit leaders dedicated to journalism, and create a nonvoting "Friends of ASNE" category for others whose participation will benefit the Society.

Nominations open for the 2011 McGruder Diversity Leadership Awards

Committee outlines plans to

On the final day of the ASNE Convention, members heard recommendations from a special committee that had worked for months to chart a future for the 89-year-old organization. The headline: Dramatic changes are coming. The committee's strategy is to broaden membership while tightening ASNE's focus. It also urges exploring an array of initiatives and abandoning programs that are no longer critical to ASNE's core mission. "The result is a detailed and powerful roadmap for the future," said committee chair David Boardman. "The leadership of ASNE is committed to following it, and we are confident it will lead us not only to greater financial stability, but to becoming an even more helpful and relevant organization for our members, for journalism and for our society."

ASNE Foundation pays tribute to the late Cruise Palmer

Unbeknownst to many, the ASNE Foundation was founded in 1979 due to a generous donation made by the longtime ASNE member and executive editor of The Kansas City Star and the Kansas City Times who passed away last month at the age of 93. As a result of Palmer's prominent role in the Foundation's history, the organization's board of directors passed a resolution in his honor at their April 6 meeting in San Diego.

Paulson assumes ASNE presidency, calls for innovation and inclusiveness

You'll see some of the most dramatic change in the history of the organization in the coming 12 months,” First Amendment advocate and former USA TODAY editor Ken Paulson told members Saturday in San Diego on the final day of ASNE's annual convention. A proposed bylaws change that will expand membership, a wide range of national and regional training opportunities and an even great emphasis on news leadership, regardless of platform, were among the initiatives cited by Paulson.

ASNE board elected, Ken Paulson becomes president

SAN DIEGO — Ken Paulson, president and chief executive officer of the First Amendment Center, Nashville, Tenn., was elected president of the American Society of News Editors on Friday. Five others were elected to the organization's board.

Remarks on the future of ASNE by Ken Paulson

Ken Paulson becomes the 82nd president of ASNE at the San Diego convention.

ASNE things to do in San Diego

Ten things to do while in San Diego, April 6-9 for ASNE11.