Archive July 2016

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Outrage in Waukesha

Editorial by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Donald Trump's outrageous presidential campaign was built on the brilliant use of free media — especially cable television, where the line between news and entertainment often blurs. But there has long been a dark underbelly to Trump's relationship with the independent working press. His disparagement of reporters is a set piece at rallies. He made fun of a disabled journalist. He called for change to libel laws because he doesn't like to be criticized.

Wednesday in Waukesha, that relationship hit a new low: His campaign used public servants — sheriff's deputies, no less — to harass a reporter for The Washington Post seeking to cover a rally for Trump's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

Final ASNE Emerging Leaders Institute of 2016 comes to Philly

Apply now for the ASNE Emerging Leaders Institute Sept. 10-11 at the 2016 ASNE annual conference with APME in Philadelphia. The goal of this institute is to train up-and-coming minority news leaders and help them succeed in their leadership roles.

This is the last institute of the three ASNE is hosting in 2016 to help train the next generation of news leaders. The first and second institutes trained about 50 participants.

Exciting schedule ahead for Sept. 11-14 Sign up now to join us in Philly!

The 2016 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference kicks off in about six weeks in Philadelphia! Here are six things you don't want to miss!

Why wait until the last minute? Sign up now to join us Sept. 11-14 in Philly!

Register now and save $100 on your ASNE membership!
If you are not a member of ASNE, then this is your chance to become one at a much lower rate. For a limited time, we will give you a $100 discount on your membership when you register for the conference. All you need to do is email ASNE Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won at after you register for the conference. She will provide a promo code that you can use to sign up for your membership. Don't miss this exclusive bundle deal!

Don't miss this! Sign up today to join us Sept. 11-14 in Philly

The 2016 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference kicks off in less than eight weeks in Philadelphia! Here are five things you don't want to miss. 
1. Two free pre-conference workshops. Yes, they are free!
Tools and Techniques for Digital Success: Lessons from the Knight-Temple "Table Stakes" Project
From 1 to 4 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 11, find out whether your newsroom is truly digital-first and positioned to compete for audiences during this pre-conference workshop focused on what it takes to be "in the game of news" in the 21st century. Join project leader Douglas K. Smith and leaders from the four participating newsrooms to learn key questions you should be asking about your newsroom operation and culture, what kind of commitment is needed to transition, and how to use tools and techniques created during the project. 

Take advantage of three ASNE membership benefits

ASNE membership comes with a range of benefits, but we'd like you to be especially aware of the following three that are relatively new: 1. ASNE Newsroom Leaders Facebook group 2. Free space to showcase your news organizations 3. ASNE Job Board

Join us Sept. 11-14 in Philadelphia

Our News Leadership Conference with APME has a lot to offer (see below). Sign up today to join us. See you soon! 

Hollis R. Towns wins the 15th annual Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership

Hollis R. Towns, executive editor and vice president of the Asbury Park Press, is the winner of the 15th annual Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership, awarded by the Associated Press Media Editors and the American Society of News Editors.

Awards presentations, free pre-conference workshop, entertainment and more at ASNE-APME conference Sept. 11-14 in Philly!

The 2016 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference kicks off in eight weeks in Philadelphia! Here are four things you don't want to miss. 
1. 2016 ASNE Awards presentations

Meet the winners of this year's ASNE Awards throughout the conference! We'll have a short ceremony MondayTuesday and Wednesday to recognize their competitive winning work. 

Busy schedule lined up for ASNE community engagement project

The ASNE project has an exciting schedule for the remainder of 2016. The project is working with local media, civic organizations and higher education partners to host ongoing citizen dialogues around the country. Here is a list of upcoming communities and the media partners working with us as news literacy ambassadors: 
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