Archive January 2019

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ASNE Joins Comments Opposing Changes to Department of Interior FOIA Regulations

You may have seen the update provided by ASNE Legal Counsel Kevin M. Goldberg on January 3 warning about proposed changes to the Department of Interior's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations. ASNE and APME had several opportunities to join comments filed in opposition to these changes (in all, over 8000 comments were filed in this rule-making proceeding before the January 29 deadline). We ended up joining 39 other media organizations and companies on comments drafted by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Have suggestions for the 2019 NLA (ASNE-APME) conference?

Dear colleagues and friends,

Planning is underway for the 2019 NLA (ASNE-APME) annual conference in New Orleans. We want to hear your ideas for programming, specifically what you want to hear, learn and see at this event. Your ideas will help ensure our New Orleans conference will be a success!

Department of Interior's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) changes

During one of the "downest" of downtimes in recent memory - on the Friday between Christmas and New Years during a government shutdown - proposed changes to the Department of Interior's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") regulations were published to the Federal Register. This opens a 30-day filing window during which interested parties can comment on the proposed changes. ASNE is very likely to file comments, either on its own or in conjunction with other journalism organizations and/or transparency advocates; given the detrimental impact some of these proposals may have on accessing records from the Department of Interior, ASNE members may want to file comments of their own as well (or, at the very least, otherwise report or opine on this action). 

Sunshine Week: seeking 2018 journalism wins

Dear friends and colleagues,
Thank you all for the incredible work you do and for continuously proving just how important journalism is to our society.
Sunshine Week will be upon us before you know it, and with it comes a great opportunity to highlight some successful journalism wins from over the last year. This can include stories of communities helped through journalistic efforts, good accountability work from this past year's election campaigns' coverage, or anything that you feel was an example of good journalism having a positive impact.