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Write editorials against recent restrictive intelligence directive

We need your intelligent minds to help us deal with an intelligence problem. On March 20, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) released "Intelligence Directive 119," which creates an extremely broad restriction on employees of intelligence agencies, prohibiting those employees from having unauthorized contact with the media about "intelligence-related information." 

See you this weekend in Austin!

The cutting-edge Hacking News Leadership conference May 3-4 at the University of Texas at Austin's Belo Center for New Media is this weekend.  


We'll begin the conference at 10 a.m. Saturday and conclude at noon Sunday. Registration opens 9 a.m. Saturday. Take a look at this complete agenda.   

What makes ASNE-APME conference special

The ASNE-APME live and silent auction, free post-conference seminar about climate change, and many more highlights!

Hacking News Leadership agenda

Check out this complete agenda for Hacking News Leadership, a conference for editors and news technologists. A PDF version available here

Hacking: Learn about easy tech tools, unwind at happy hour and more

The Hacking News Leadership conference May 3-4 at the University of Texas at Austin's Belo Center for New Media is a week away. If you're planning to attend the conference, don't wait until the last minute to register because it's close to selling out.

Another added benefit of attending ASNE-APME conference

The highly regarded Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting will be holding a free, two-session "Climate Change and the News" seminar from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. Plan your trip accordingly if you'd like to stay one extra day for this special addition to the ASNE-APME conference. 

ASNE-APME live, silent auction to benefit both organizations


An annual conference auction is a staple for APME and benefits the APME Foundation, which helps fund NewsTrain and other programs. ASNE has not had an auction in recent years but will share the stage for perhaps the biggest auction to fund journalism initiatives in recent years.


The live auction -- featuring vacation getaways and more -- will be held during the opening night reception at the Tribune Tower. A small silent auction with top items also will take place that night.

Afternoon session: Editors, technologists get to trade places

Afternoon session, Saturday, May 3: We will break you into two groups, and editors and data specialists will trade places to learn from each other. By using simple HTML and Git, editors will come away with knowledge of both coding and coding workflow works in newsrooms. Data specialists will become editors for a day and learn how to craft a compelling and accurate story. Session leaders: Amanda Krauss, director of technology, The Texas Tribune, and Christian MacDonald, online projects and data editor, the Austin American-Statesman.

ASNE opposes search of mobile phone without warrant

ASNE is headed to the Supreme Court. Not physically. Not as a party. But we recently joinedan amicus brief that was filed with the court on April 3 in the cases of Riley v. California and the United States v. Wurie. 

Get early-bird rate for ASNE-APME conference by Friday

Friday is the last day members of ASNE and APME can get the special registration rate for the ASNE-APME joint conference Sept. 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. 
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