Archive June 2018

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Sign new petition to fight imported newsprint tariff

We have provided updates throughout the spring (herehere and here) on the proceedings before the Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission regarding the alleged dumping of uncoated groundwood paper used in newsprint and the request made by a single US-based paper mill (NORPAC) for imposition of duties on these materials crossing the border. 

ASNE, APME agree to pursue merger plan

Columbia, Mo., and New York (June 14, 2018) -  The American Society of News Editors and the Associated Press Media Editors are advancing a merger plan aimed at creating a new journalism leadership organization.
The executive teams of ASNE and APME met Sunday in New York City and agreed to proceed with merger recommendations developed over months of talks between the groups.
The new organization will support current news leaders, help develop emerging leaders and represent a stronger, more unified voice that defends a free and independent press.

ASNE calls on DOJ to explain reasons behind seizure of NYT reporter's email, phone records

The American Society of News Editors, while joining with other members of the News Media for Open Government Coalition in a separate statement, is calling on the United States Department of Justice to explain the reasons behind the seizure of phone and email records relating to journalist Ali Watkins as part of an investigation into James A. Wolfe, a former Senate Intelligence Committee employee who has been charged with lying to federal officials about his contacts with three reporters. The lack of transparency surrounding the procedures followed in obtaining these records, combined with prior statements from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, raises serious concerns as to the department’s committee to a free press and its role in informing the public.

ASNE, other media groups unite to call on Facebook to immediately exempt news content from its political ads policy

Arlington, VA (June 11, 2018) – Seven media organizations representing over 20,000 media publishers and professionals in over 120 countries around the world have come together to express concern over Facebook’s new advertising policy that labels quality news as political advocacy and includes such content in its political ad archive.

Join ASNE's member-only Legal Hotline Facebook group

Thanks to generous grants from the Charles Koch Foundation and the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, ASNE is happy to expand and improve on the Legal Hotline service we have offered to our members in the past few years. 

Last days to sign up for ASNE's leadership workshop

Our investigative leadership workshop kicks off in less than a week prior to the 2018 IRE conference. Sign up now to join us June 13 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. 

Apply by June 17 to Emerging Leaders Institutes

The deadline to apply to the ASNE Emerging Leaders Institutes in Miami and Detroit has been extended to 11:59 p.m. CDT Sunday, June 17. Submit your application now to be considered for this free leadership training, open to mid-level news managers from underrepresented communities. 

ASNE-APME conference packed with diverse sessions

Sign up now to join us Sept. 11-12 at the ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference in Austin, Texas, where you will be inundated with tips and advice on how to lead your newsroom. 

Participate in 2018 ASNE diversity survey

Data collection is underway for the 2018 ASNE Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey, and we need your participation to accurately measure the status of diversity in staffing in U.S. newsrooms. As ASNE President Alfredo Carbajal stated in his columnthere is urgency to diversify our newsrooms and news reports to maintain credibility and properly represent all segments of society. We've made some progress as indicated by the results of our previous surveys, but we're still working to bridge the gap between the size of minority journalists in U.S. newsrooms and in the general population. Also, a new paper by Farai Chideya, spring 2017 Joan Shorenstein Fellow, which reviews the current state of racial and gender diversity in U.S. newsrooms and its implications for coverage, further highlights the importance of newsroom racial and gender parity.

Apply by June 17 to Emerging Leaders Institutes

ASNE has extended the application deadline for the Emerging Leaders Institutes in Miami and Detroit to 11:59 p.m. CDT Sunday, June 17. Submit your application now to be considered for this free leadership training, open to mid-level news managers from underrepresented communities. 
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