Archive March 2017

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Statement regarding president Trump's attacks on media

In case you missed it, ASNE and more than 80 organizations committed to the First Amendment right of freedom of speech and the press issued a joint statement on March 2 condemning the Trump administration's attacks on the press. Click here to read the press release and the statement. We strongly encourage ASNE members to publish the statement as an op-ed.  

ASNE conference on building trust postponed

ASNE's Building Trust Through Community Engagement conference, scheduled for March 17-18 in Nashville, Tennessee, has been postponed to a later date. We will keep you posted on this conference via our weekly newsletter and at

ASNE Communications Committee looking for members

The ASNE Communications Committee is working to improve the flow of information between the organization and news leaders across the country. We also think ASNE is uniquely positioned to host pop-up conversations on topics that can help all of us navigate these trying and interesting times.

Share your ideas for 2017 ASNE-APME-APPM conference

The American Society of News Editors, Associated Press Media Editors and Associated Press Photo Managers want your help in making our 2017 leadership conference Oct. 8-11 in Washington, D.C., the strongest ever. 

ASNE members receive discount for mediaXchange 2017

Interested in attending the mediaXchange 2017 conference April 30-May 3 in New Orleans? The News Media Alliance (formerly the Newspaper Association of America) is offering ASNE members a discounted registration rate of $200. The conference, which attracts the nation's top news media executives and marketing talent, covers a wide variety of topics from key technologies to content strategy and optimization. Click here for more information about mediaXchange 2017. Register by filling out this form.

New resource available for Sunshine Week celebration

FOIA and public records tool MuckRock is a new addition to the Sunshine Week Toolkit, a free resource available for use during March 12-18. To help raise the national awareness of open government, MuckRock has compiled public records metrics and guides for every state, including average response times, success rates, average fees and more. Check out data on your state and what documents people have requested. Anyone can use this data for free with proper attribution to MuckRock.

Free speech, press groups call president's attacks on the media a threat to democracy

ASNE and 81 other organizations committed to the First Amendment right of freedom of speech and the press joined on a statement condemning the Trump administration's attacks on the press. Click on the headline to read the press release and the statement.

ASNE opposes DHS social media password requirement

ASNE joined more than 50 nonprofit organizations and about 90 individuals on a joint statement saying "NO" to any proposed requirement that travelers disclose their social media passwords at the border before entering the United States. This concept has been discussed at several times and in several ways over the past few months, most recently when the Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly suggested to a congressional panel that it could be a condition of entry for noncitizens.
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