Archive April 2012

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Under pressure, FOIA ombudsman releases recommendations

Under threat of subpoena from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the federal agency responsible for improving the administration of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) sent to Congress last night a set of recommendationsso mundane that the effort to extract the document from the executive branch calls into question the agency’s independence.

ASNE opposes CISPA and other cybersecurity bills

After years of warnings about looming security threats on the Internet, cybersecurity has emerged as one of this year's key legislative issues. Unfortunately, the spate of legislation that has been introduced so far in the U.S. Congress has created grave concerns among civil liberties organizations and open government advocates. ...

Additional coverage of the ASNE convention

It's been over for two weeks, but the ASNE convention continues to generate coverage in the press and the blogosphere. ...

Highlights from the 2012 ASNE Convention

The convention program, including luncheon speeches by President Barack Obama and Republican challenger and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, was a big hit inside the meeting rooms at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Many of the sessions also generated a huge amount of attention outside the walls of the hotel, and much of it was broadcast live by C-SPAN. Click below for convention highlights and an index to media coverage surrounding the event.

Three new members elected to ASNE board; Susan Goldberg elected president

The ASNE Board of Directors added three new members and elected a new executive committee at the organization's annual convention last week in Washington, D.C. Bloomberg News Executive Editor Susan Goldberg took the reins as ASNE president on the final day of the convention. During her acceptance speech, Goldberg talked about the pride she feels in her chosen profession and her optimism for ASNE and the future of professional journalism.

ASNE Moves to University of Missouri In New Partnership

The nation’s premier organization for journalism leaders and one of the world’s leading institutions for journalism education and innovation are joining forces. The American Society of News Editors and the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism today announced a new partnership, including plans to move ASNE’s headquarters to the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute on the university’s Columbia, Mo., campus. 

ASNE to issue comprehensive report on diversity in news

The American Society of News Editors on Monday will release its comprehensive report on the future on diversity in the news during the ASNE Annual Convention. The Ford Foundation funded the research and report.