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If you are not a member of ASNE, then this is your chance to become one at a much lower rate. For a limited time, we will give you a $100 discount on your membership when you register for the conference. All you need to do is email ASNE Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won at after you register for the conference. She will provide a promo code that you can use to sign up for your membership. Don't miss this exclusive bundle deal!

Make your hotel reservations by Aug. 19

Book your hotel rooms by Aug. 19 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, our conference hotel, at 1201 Market St. Rooms in our reserved block has a nightly rate of $199 for Sunday, Sept. 11, through Wednesday, Sept. 14.
All conference sessions, except for the opening reception Sunday, Sept. 11, will take place at the Marriott. 
Two free pre-conference workshops. That's right, no fees!
1. Tools and Techniques for Digital Success: Lessons from the Knight-Temple "Table Stakes" Project
From 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, find out whether your newsroom is truly digital-first and positioned to compete for audiences during this pre-conference workshop focused on what it takes to be "in the game of news" in the 21st century. Join project leader Douglas K. Smith and leaders from the four participating newsrooms to learn key questions you should be asking about your newsroom operation and culture, what kind of commitment is needed to transition, and how to use tools and techniques created during the project. 
2. Google Tools for Your Newsrooms
From 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, learn about all of the free Google tools that can help your newsroom build interactive charts, maps, visualizations and more. Tools covered will include Google Trends, Fusion Tables, MyMaps, Earth, Moon, Google Translate and more. Google also can provide free training in your newsroom. Session materials can be found here

Both workshops, which require advance registration, are free to those registered to attend the conference. The "Table Stakes" workshop has limited space and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Google workshop has no limit on audience size. 
To sign up for either workshop, email ASNE Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won at

How to lead a product-focused newsroom
Greg Osberg
Jeff Jarvis
Plan to attend this two-hour, hands-on session Monday, Sept. 12, on how newsroom leaders can learn to focus on and develop new products that will resonate with their audiences! Learn how to engage with your audience, use human-centered design skills to plan products with them in mind and move into product development. Led by Jeff Jarvis, director of the Tow Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at The City University of New York's CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and Greg Osberg, former CEO of Philadelphia Media Network. 

The minority newsroom experience

ace relations remain a significant and divisive topic in contemporary America. What, if anything, has changed for minority journalists who cover race issues? Why do some minority journalists feel uncomfortable in their own newsroom? Come listen to a panel of well-known journalists from wide-ranging perspectives discuss the state of newsroom diversity and race-driven coverage. Moderated by Ronnie Agnew, executive director, Mississippi Public Broadcasting. Confirmed panelists: Tyler Ricky Tynes, race and sports reporter, SB Nation at Vox Media; and Doris Truong, weekend homepage editor, The Washington Post, and former president, Asian American Journalists Association.
Party like it's 1776 with one of the founding fathers 
Ralph Archbold
Join us at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the National Constitution Center (525 Arch St.), for the opening party! Ralph Archbold, the official Ben Franklin for Philly, will be there to offer advice on running a newspaper. Archbold has been impersonating Franklin since 1973, and interestingly enough, he was born on Franklin's birthday.
Tanqueray Hayward
Enjoy the cocktails and South Philly favorites from Italian meats and cheeses to grilled vegetable skewers to cheese steaks to chicken cutlet sandwiches to Italian hoagies and much more. A popular Philly jazz quartet, featuring Tanqueray Hayward, one of the city's top jazz vocalists, will entertain throughout the evening.