Archive May 2013

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Media coalition letter regarding AP subpoena

ASNE was one of 52 organizations and companies that signed onto a letter that the Reporters Committee For Freedom Of The Press sent Tuesday afternoon to the Department of Justice after learning of its broad subpoena of telephone records belonging to The Associated Press. Continue reading. 


Arnie Robbins, executive director of the American Society of News Editors, has provided the following statement regarding the Justice Department's seizure of Associated Press confidential telephone records:
"ASNE finds these outrageous actions toward the Associated Press appalling. 

Convention schedule online -- register today!

There will be some terrific discussions and speakers at the ASNE Convention June 24-26 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. 

Early bird registration is open until May 30. Make your plans, book your hotel room, and we'll see you there!

Our convention schedule is now online! The schedule is subject to change, but it's still a great way to preview the fantastic events we have in store. Check it out here. 

May 10 is the last day to apply for the ASNE Minority Leadership Institute

Nominate one of your staff members today for the first Minority Leadership Institute of 2013! The Institute is open to ASNE member organizations only and will provide leadership and management training to 15 mid-level editors and business executives from news organizations around the country. The Institute will take place June 23-24 in Washington, D.C., just before the ASNE Convention. Candidates must apply to the Institute by May 10, to be considered. 

David Boardman elected president of ACEJMC

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- David Boardman, editor of The Seattle Times, was elected president of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) at the Council's May 3 meeting in Phoenix.
Boardman's term will begin in September 2014. He will be president of the American Society of News Editors next year but will be unable to serve two concurrent presidencies. 

University of North Texas announces contest for newspaper narratives

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- In an effort to encourage narrative nonfiction storytelling at newspapers across America, the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference and The Dallas Morning News are launching a new writing contest this year. The Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest will award prizes to three long-form narrative nonfiction pieces previously published in daily U.S. newspapers or on the newspapers' websites. 

ASNE partnering with polling company SurveyUSA

There are a lot of reasons to join ASNE. Benefits range from supporting our work on diversity and First Amendment rights to gaining access to our membership directory and valuable networking opportunities.
And now we have another benefit for members -- and it can save you money!
Today, ASNE announces a partnership with SurveyUSA that will help newsroom budgets. ASNE members will receive a 10 percent discount on SurveyUSA local opinion polls. Even better, to celebrate this new partnership, ASNE members who pre-order local opinion polls during the 2013 ASNE Convention will automatically receive a double discount -- 20 percent off -- on SurveyUSA polls fielded before Dec. 31, 2016. 

Exciting panels scheduled at the ASNE Convention

There will be some terrific discussions and speakers at the ASNE Convention June 24-26 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. Here are just a couple of panel discussions you won't want to miss:
Leading Innovation: The Short Takes and the Long Views.
In 2013, innovation is no longer just a smart move -- it's essential. Twenty years after the Internet emerged as both a disruptive and empowering force for organized journalism, we hear eight different short talks on innovation and discuss what's working, what's not and what's next. 

ASNE opposes the overclassification of government documents

ASNE recently joined 37 media organizations on an amicus brief filed by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. The brief supports The New York Times and the ACLU's request for access to legal memoranda drafted by the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel, some of which relate to the legal justification for authorizing drone strikes on US citizens. Our amicus brief filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

More people using smartphones, tablets to read news

The Reynolds Journalism Institute's first mobile media research report of the year finds that mobile devices are surpassing desktop computers and papers when it comes to delivering the news. 
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