Archive December 2015

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2016 ASNE Awards open for submissions

Deadline for entry submission is 11:59 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 5. Two more categories are sponsored this year with a cash prize of $2,500.

Journalism organizations ask White House for commitment to openness

ASNE Legal Counsel Kevin Goldberg was one of five representatives of national journalism organizations that met with White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Tuesday to discuss various concerns surrounding journalists' ability to gather news when covering the federal government. Goldberg joined representatives of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Society of Environmental Journalists at the meeting. 

Click here for the 
press release issued by SPJ after the meeting. 

Take survey about speakers/sessions for ASNE-APME 2016 conference

Please take 10 minutes of your time to fill out this brief survey measuring ideas about speakers and sessions for the ASNE-APME conference Sept. 11-14 in Philadelphia. 

Thanks in advance for your valuable input. Every response will be considered by the ASNE-APME Conference Program Committee. 

ASNE urges owners of Las Vegas Review-Journal to go public

The American Society of News Editors stands with other news organizations and advocacy groups as we urge the new owners of the Las Vegas Review-Journal to stop hiding and reveal themselves to their dedicated staff and the community they now serve.

ASNE/CUNY workshop on product-focused newsrooms postponed

The ASNE/CUNY workshop on how to build product-focused newsrooms, originally planned for Jan. 14 in New York City, has been postponed to a later date in 2016. We will keep you posted on the workshop via our newsletter. 

Fill out survey on roles/status of communication professionals

Please fill out this online survey, "Are Communication Professionals Achieving Their Potential?," which is part of a research initiative launched by Florida International University's Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication. 

The survey, which 
examines the roles and status of communication professionals, will help the communications industry at large, as well as the membership of ASNE. 

Your year-end gift-giving will help our mission to advance journalism

As ASNE charts its course, the ASNE Foundation has provided vital financial support for programs and operations. But we need your help, too. Why give to the ASNE Foundation. Click here to take a look at some of the services ASNE provides. 

ASNE needs your urgent action on cybersecurity legislation

Throughout the past year, ASNE has paid close attention to and weighed in on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA). Previously, we have alerted you to problems of the Senate version of this bill, which was actually much more palatable than the earlier House version. 
Although we didn't get a FOIA exemption removed from CISA, we felt that the breadth of the exemption as a whole was minimized. That's why we are upset to note that the House and Senate intelligence committees seem to be attempting an end run around the bills already passed by the House and Senate. A conference committee led by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) is apparently considering 123-page legislation that does not seem to have been vetted by other members of Congress.