Archive April 2016

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Two new ASNE training opportunities for news leaders

We have two training opportunities (cybersecurity and emerging news leaaders) in June for news leaders and our annual conference with APME on Sept. 11-14 in Philadelphia. Travel reimbursements are available for the June programs. Register today to secure your spot.

Please take part in the 2016 ASNE Diversity Survey

ASNE launched the 2016 Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey, previously known as the Newsroom Employment Census. Your organization should have received an email with the survey. Please fill it out promptly and help us accurately measure the progress toward diversity in U.S. newsrooms. Contact us at if you haven't received the survey. 

ASNE commits to train and develop emerging news leaders

ASNE invites up-and-coming news leaders for the Emerging Leaders Institute June 10-11 at Loyola University Chicago. Limited to 30 participants, the institute is free and provides travel reimbursements. Participants will learn skills they can put to work immediately! Topics include coaching and feedback, leadership style, driving diversity in news platforms, goal-setting and strategy, financial leadership, and technology and innovation. Register now!

There will be two more institutes later in the summer. More details coming soon.

Discounted room rate for Cybersecurity for Editors expires May 9

Register for the Cybersecurity for Editors workshop June 3-4 at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism before the discounted hotel rate expires May 9. The workshop will cover some of the most relevant and interesting sessions beneficial to journalists in the digital era. Travel reimbursements of up to $300 will be provided to every attendee. 

Registration open: Join your colleagues at ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference in Philly

The conference Sept. 11-14 will include:
  • Keynotes by leading-edge thinkers and influences, including Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, who will speak about the transformational changes he has led in the newsroom.
  • Panels and workshops on practices and tools to improve coverage and engagement, including workshop by The City University of New York's CUNY Graduate School of Journalism to teach editors how to develop community-driven news products.
  • Award-winning journalists talking about their work.
  • APME Innovator of the Year presentations.
  • Free tools for newsrooms.
  • One-on-one leadership coaching by Jill Geisler, Bill Plante Chair of Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University Chicago, and Butch Ward, senior faculty at Poynter.
  • Silent and live auctions offering one-of-a-kind items, such as sports tickets, vacation retreats, jewelry, autographed books and much more.

2016 ASNE Diversity Survey needs your participation

ASNE launched the 2016 Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey, previously known as the Newsroom Employment Census, which began in 1978. When your organization receives the survey in the email, please fill it out promptly and help us accurately measure the progress toward diversity in U.S. newsrooms. It's critical that we make online and newspaper newsrooms as diverse as the nation's population to provide fair and accurate coverage of communities and the country. 

Great sessions lined up, travel reimbursements available for attendees

Register today for Cybersecurity for Editors, a one-of-a-kind workshop June 3-4 at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Hosted by ASNE and Merrill College, the workshop will feature former intelligence officers, security and forensic experts, as well as a respected lawyer and an award-winning former cyber reporter, to provide the most practical sessions relevant in the digital era. As an added bonus, every attendee will receive travel (airfare, baggage, hotel and/or mileage) reimbursements of up to $300

A shoutout to news executives from ASNE President Pam Fine: 'Do the country a favor and participate in the ASNE Diversity Survey'

ASNE is sending out the 2016 newsroom diversity survey (previously known as the newsroom census) this week. With revisions, the survey reflects the growth of online-only news organizations, changes in job types, reliance on part-time journalists and other trends. Please fill it out promptly when your organziation receives it in the email.

The diversity survey is sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. 

ASNE-member rate (only $200) for NAA mediaXchange expires April 15

ASNE members are eligible to register for NAA mediaXchange 2016 at the $200 rate until April 15. This is a huge discount, compared to the regular rate of $1,095. The conference will provide insights to help news media professionals grow audience and revenue. One of the sessions "Changing the Culture: What Works" is co-sponsored by ASNE. 

ASNE joins amicus brief arguing against mandatory 'staying' of order

ASNE joined 26 other media organizations and companies in a brief that argues for the immediate release of dash cam video of an officer-involved shooting in Gardena, California. We argue that First Amendment interest in transparency and accountability outweighs any interest in keeping videos or other records confidential.