Archive August 2011

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Charles Nutt

Charles Nutt

Organization: Annlo Communications, LLC, in Vineland, N.J.

President and Editor

Recently took early retirement several months ago after a career as an editor and publisher for Gannett with a brief detour at The New York Times.

Jim Brady: Digital First's new leading man

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011 at noon ET/ 9 PT

ASNE to host weekly Twitter chat

ASNE will hold hourlong Twitter chats beginning Tuesday at noon, using the hashtag #ASNEchat. The weekly chats will feature a guest who will be “interviewed” on a specific topic, but the format will be conversational and participatory.

Texas Tech bans non-university media from covering football practices

ASNE has been active in fighting overly restrictive credentialing provisions and reminds you that we have many helpful materials available on our website, including this general overview of “Common Restrictions in Sports Credentials,” that should serve as a handy resource if the issue is new to you.

Obama administration criticized for Dover photo

When the remains of 30 soldiers killed in a recent helicopter crash in Afghanistan were scheduled for transfer at Dover, 19 of the families objected to media coverage of the ceremony.

Another arrest for covering the police

Another recent incident that has received little public attention involved newspaper veteran John Fearing, who left his position as the executive director of the Arizona Newspapers Association two years ago. On July 2, Fearing was snapping photos and video at the scene of an automobile accident in Richmond, Ind. After a lengthy exchange with a police officer who tried to stop him, Fearing was arrested and charged with obstruction.

When journalists and other citizens are arrested for covering the police

When a freelance photographer was arrested late last month while shooting video of a public arrest on Long Island, it wasn’t an isolated incident.

Tune in for tips: Live webcast in October to offer advice for executive editors

ASNE will host a live webcast and program at the University of Kentucky on Oct. 10.. The conversation between editors and members of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame is designed to help editors navigate corporate mandates, stay focused on good journalism and lead in a time of diminishing resources.

FOIA bill hijacked for debt-ceiling bill

The bill had already passed the Senate, so it was an attractive vehicle for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to move his debt-ceiling bill by stripping all the FOIA-related language and replacing it with his proposal.

ASNE's first-quarter report

There has been a great deal of activity at ASNE since the 2011 convention ended. From a bylaws change and training webinars to survey results, amicus briefs and a diversity summit, ASNE President Ken Paulson provides the details in his quarterly report to the membership.