Archive January 2017

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ASNE Awards deadline extended to Feb. 2

Scrambling to get your entries in? Don't worry. We've extended the deadline for the 2017 ASNE Awards to 11:59 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 2. Don't miss out on this opportunity of extra few days to submit your work!

Condolences on former ASNE president's passing

The American Society of News Editors is saddened to share that former ASNE President William (Bill) A. Hilliard, pioneering black journalist who championed diversity, passed away Jan. 16, 2017. He was 89. 

INSIDE THE FIRST AMENDMENT | An Inaugural Day 'open letter' - to the rest of us

Sending an "open letter" to President Trump has been in vogue these days.

Social activists, business moguls, media chieftains and political leaders all have penned a multitude of them since the November election. Some offer advice, some raise alarms, some offer praise and some just convey insults.

Plan ahead: Use Sunshine Week to champion fact-based journalism

By Pam Fine

ASNE submits comments in response to proposed Release to All policy

ASNE submitted comments in response to the Department of Justice's proposed Release to All policy that would post documents online once those documents had been released in response to an individual FOIA request. The comments generally support Release to All as a strong tool to combat long processing delays and ensure maximum public access to government documents. 

Less than one week left to submit ASNE Awards entries

The deadline for entering in the prestigious 2017 ASNE Awards, which include 10 categories and honor the best in print and digital content, is approaching quickly. Don't forget to submit your best journalism by 11:59 p.m. EST Sunday, Jan. 29.

Call out for editorial cartoons and columns for Sunshine Week 2017

If you're an editorial cartoonist or writer, ASNE hopes you'll contribute a cartoon or column for this year's Sunshine Week, March 12-18.

Get your journalism recognized by ASNE O'Brien Fellowship Award for Impact in Public Service Journalism

If your organization has outstanding individual or team work that helps to solve a community or societal issue and leads to changes in laws, regulations or other demonstrated results, then consider submitting it to the O'Brien Fellowship Award for Impact in Public Service Journalism in the 2017 ASNE Awards by 11:59 p.m. EST Sunday, Jan. 29

ASNE, 60 other journalism groups ask Trump administration for meeting on government access

The American Society of News Editors and 60 other journalism organizations have requested a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence to discuss access to government. Read more to see the letter the organizations sent Jan. 18 to the Trump administration.

Marquette College of Communication and ASNE establish O'Brien Fellowship Award for Impact in Public Service Journalism

MILWAUKEE – The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication announced today that it is establishing the O’Brien Fellowship Award for Impact in Public Service Journalism – and that it would be bestowed as part of the annual awards competition of the American Society of News Editors.