Archive February 2014

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ASNE-supported FOIA reform bill passes House by unanimous vote

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, HR 1211, the FOIA Reform Act, passed the House of Representatives by a unanimous vote. The bill would provide the first major reforms to the federal FOIA in seven years. 

White House bars media from Dalai Lama meeting

You probably have heard that on Friday, the White House denied independent press photographers access to President Obama's meeting with the Dalai Lama in Washington, D.C. Citing no official reason for the restriction, the White House later in the day released a photo of the meeting taken by a White House photographer.  

Hacking News Leadership in just two months

ASNE's cutting-edge Hacking News Leadership conference May 3-4 at the University of Texas at Austin's Belo Center for New Media is about two months away. This means you have fewer than two months to register for the conference and make your hotel reservation. Remember, the conference is limited to 80 attendees. Don't forget to register for the conference and book your hotel room. 

ASNE joins Coalition for Court Transparency

We're happy to announce that ASNE had joined the Coalition for Court Transparency. Citing long lines outside the Supreme Court and the millions of Americans who are interested in, and affected by, the Court's decisions but unable to see cases being argued, this new alliance of media and legal organizations from across the political spectrum launchedTuesday a television ad campaign calling on the justices to allow cameras to televise oral arguments.

Sunshine Week coming in March

Sunshine Week 2014 is set for March 16-22. Let us know what you and your organization are planning to do, so we can add you to this year's participants list! Visit sunshineweek.orgto see a roster of participants and events listings.