Free training for emerging news leaders to sharpen management skills

Apply by Sept. 11 for the Minority Leadership Institute Oct. 15-16 prior to the ASNE-APME conference at Stanford University.

Selected participants will receive free training on newsroom leadership and management. ASNE will pay for their travel and loding expenses. 
We've extended the application deadline for the Minority Leadership Institute at ASNE-APME to Friday, Sept. 11. Editors, nominate your emerging leaders to attend this free leadership and management training on goal-setting, strategies, leadership style, driving diversity, and technology and innovation. 

ASNE will book and cover travel and two nights of lodging for every participant, and some meals during the training will be provided.

Read this article by All Digitocracy that features last year's institute participant Cara Owsley, visual journalist/photojournalist at the Cincinnati Sun, who shares what she learned from the institute. She said the training helped her become more vocal in addressing issues involved with covering minority events that are often overlooked.  

The American Press Institute, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Loyola University Chicago's School of Communication and the Scripps Howard Foundation are our generous sponsors.  

See below for how to apply:

  • At ASNE-APME: Oct. 15-16 before the ASNE-APME conference in Palo Alto, California. Apply by Sept. 11 by email to with the subject line "ASNE Minority Leadership Institute application-ASNE-APME," and include the following: 

    • A resume

    • A 300-word essay describing the leadership role you play in your organization, including day-to-day managerial duties and why you would benefit from the institute

    • A nomination letter from your supervisor (You must be employed by a news or media organization to be considered.)