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. 

In addition to consulting directly with ASNE Legal Counsel Kevin Goldberg, members can join our new Facebook group and help start a conversation around legal issues. We hope this will foster a wider conversation that not only makes you aware of legal issues Goldberg sees on a regular basis but lends and brings support to and from your colleagues, which will result in increased legal knowledge across the board and a better understanding as to how you can lead your newsrooms and your communities in fighting for First Amendment rights and access to records. 
Here's how the Facebook group works: 
  • ASNE members can join the group by visiting this page and clicking on the "Join Group" button. Once your request is accepted by ASNE, you'll be in. 
  • Post your legal question directly to the Facebook group page. Goldberg will post his response as a comment.
  • All questions and answers will be archived and posted in the Files section of the page, as well as on the ASNE Legal Hotline page at    
  • The Facebook group is not open to the public, which means only those who are accepted to the group can see and respond to posts. 
Those who don't want their questions posted on the Facebook page and/or the ASNE hotline page can contact Goldberg directly at or 703-812-0462.