ASNE president solicits committee participation
“ASNE is a year-round organization and the lifeblood of our work is our committees, which this year have been expanded in number and scope to address the most important interests of our organization,” Milton Coleman said today in an e-mail message asking members to consider joining a committee. Coleman noted that several new committees have been established this year, and that members can learn more about them by reading mission statements that will be posted on the ASNE website.
The following message from ASNE President Milton Coleman was e-mailed to members this morning.
Dear ASNE member:
ASNE is a year-round organization and the lifeblood of our work is our committees, which this year have been expanded in number and scope to address the most important interests of our organization. At a time when ASNE members want a steady flow of information, direction and guidance to enhance their newsroom leadership, the committees will play a key role in providing it through regular webinars, forums, news releases and reports inspired by last month's convention and pressing ahead into next year's meeting in San Diego. Much of the committee work will be done online and over the telephone, eliminating costly travel. We need your ideas and energy to make things work best.
Some committee names will be familiar, others have been renamed. New committees have been established to focus on leadership development, membership and marketing, news literacy and technology. The journalism education committee has become two -- one focusing on our highly regarded high school program and the other on education and educators at the increasingly important university level. The Online Programs Committee will coordinate the webinars that have been so successful in the past, especially with small newspapers.
The committee chairs and co-chairs are currently drafting short descriptions of their committees' general mission and the activities they will carry out during the year. Several already are posted on the ASNE website on the committee pages. More will be soon. All we need now is that most precious commodity -- you.
To join a committee, click “Join Group” in the space reserved for the committee you are interested in. Below is a link to the committee list, as well as links to each commitee. If you have a question about a particular committee, feel free to contact a committee chair using the membership directory on the ASNE website.
Thanks for your continued support as we press on with the business of leading America's newsrooms.