Archive March 2015

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Check out the work of the 2015 ASNE Awards winners!

See the outstanding work of the 2015 ASNE Awards winners here

ASNE supports effort to make killing journalists a war crime

The American Society of News Editors supports Gary Pruitt's, president and CEO of The Associated Press, call for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists.

Continue to show your open-government support

We hope that ASNE members will continue to press their representatives and senators to move FOIA reform legislation during 2015.

Survey request: Let us know your ideas for ASNE-APME 2015

Take a few minutes of your time to fill out this survey, and let us know sessions and speakers you are interested in hearing from at the ASNE-APME conference Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University. 

ASNE announces awards for best journalism

See the winners and finalists of the 2015 ASNE Awards for distinguished writing and photography. Judges' remarkes are included for each category.

Links to the work of the winners are available here

ASNE joins brief regarding NSL's violation of First Amendment rights

ASNE joined a brief in support of the first person ever to convince a court that his or her First Amendment rights were being violated via the "gag order," which accompanies a National Security Letter (NSL). 

ASNE board elects Nancy Barnes to leadership ladder

Nancy Barnes, editor and executive vice president of the Houston Chronicle, will assume the role of treasurer at the October conference in Palo Alto, California. 

Sunshine Week 2015 ends with success

Sunshine Week 2015, the 10th anniversary, ended successfully on Saturday, March 21, thanks to all your time and efforts! 

Let Sunshine Week shine through Saturday

Thanks, everyone, for making this year's Sunshine Week, the 10th anniversary, more valuable and impactful than ever before. The number of participants grow daily (visit, and there are tons of great stories written about Sunshine Week. 

Let's continue to fight for open government and freedom of information this week! Sunshine Week will shine until Saturday, March 21. 

Sunshine Week 2015 off to a sunny start!

Thanks, everyone, for all of your open-government efforts! 

Remember, there is a strong Sunshine Week package you can create from multiple stories, op-eds, a graphic and cartoons, provided by Eric Newton, senior adviser to the president of the Knight Foundation; The Associated Press; The McClatchy Company; USA TODAY; Gannett Co., Inc; and many more participating organizations and individuals. Go to the 
Sunshine Week Toolkit for more information. 
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