Archive March 2017

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ASNE argues for First Amendment right to record police

ASNE joined 62 other media organizations and companies in an amicus brief, which asks the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to hold, for the first time, that there is a First Amendment-based right to record the activities of the police. 

New opinion journalism article in The Masthead

Take a look at the new article in The Mastheada prime professional-educational journal published by professional opinion journalists who came to ASNE from the Association of Opinion Journalists. Also, check out the ASNE opinion journalism page for the discussion list, information on the State Department Briefing, archives and more. 

ASNE announces finalists for 2017 awards

Columbia, Mo. (March 28, 2017) - Impressive shoe-leather journalism, diligent and determined reporting, mesmerizing digital presentations and emotional photographs are among the entries spotlighted as finalists in the 2017 American Society of News Editors Awards.

Sunshine Week 2017, another resounding success!

This year's celebration of open government and freedom of information, under the administration of ASNE and with support from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, came to a successful closure Saturday, March 18. Hundreds of individuals and organizations participated and created a buzz on social media that shared the sunshine everywhere in the nation. Thanks for all your time and efforts!

Letter to DHS against social media password requirement

​ASNE joined 44 other organizations in a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly that opposes any proposals to force those entering the United States to provide login information for social media accounts as a condition of entry into the country. This builds on a statement many of these same groups, including ASNE and about 50 individuals, issued Feb. 21.

Condolences on former ASNE executive director's death

The American Society of News Editors is saddened to share that former ASNE Executive Director Angelo "Gene" Giancarlo passed away March 20, 2017. He was 91.

Sunshine Week shines through Saturday, March 18

Even the snowstorm couldn't stop Sunshine Week from shining. Despite the inclement weather resulting in cancellations of some events in the Northeast, hundreds of participants are shining a light on open government and the public's right to know.

ASNE, other groups urge FOIA Ombudsman to revise strict confidentiality requirements

ASNE joined 11 other organizations on comments filed with the Office of Government Information Services in response to proposed rules regarding OGIS' own operating procedures, particularly with regard to the dispute resolution services it offers between FOIA requesters and executive branch agencies.

Sunshine Week 2017 off to a sunny start!

Happy Sunshine Week, everyone! It's off to a great start as numerous organizations created a robust coverage in their Sunday and Monday editions by publishing their local stories, as well as the content from our special reporting package. Stories, columns and editorial cartoons from the package appeared on at least 54 front pages and more than 150 places online. Let's keep up the good work in celebrating the positive impact of open government and access to public information!

Get ready to celebrate Sunshine Week starting Sunday

Sunshine Week 2017 kicks off Sunday, March 12, to fight for open government and access to information. We invite every group and individual to join forces in this important initiative. 
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