Why join ASNE?

Below is a message from ASNE Executive Director Teri Hayt. 

I spent 36 years in newsrooms, and my last two assignments as an executive editor and managing editor were particularly challenging. I loved the excitement, the energy, the challenges and the many friends I made in my newsrooms. I left GateHouse in March 2015 and miss it, but I’m really happy in my role today as executive director of the American Society of News Editors. I believe my years spent in news organizations large and small have helped prepare me for this next chapter in my career. It’s a privilege to work with many old friends, colleagues and dedicated editors across the industry.  

The American Society of News Editors advances the cause of quality, independent professional journalism. Founded in 1922 to “defend the profession from unjust assault,” ASNE is made up of newsroom leaders at all levels throughout the United States.

Please join us and become an active member. Build your personal network and take an active role in helping news leaders around the country learn from one another. ASNE was important to me as an editor. As a member, I learned, I made connections and I made friends.

In 2012, we moved to the University of Missouri campus and established a partnership with the Reynolds Journalism Institute. It has been an exciting time to reinvent ASNE, find new ways to help members and to advance journalism in the digital age. We have forged additional partnerships and received new support. Our team is focusing sharply on our core values: leadership, First Amendment/free press, diversity, excellence in professional journalism and community engagement.

Last year, we hosted the 2018 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference in Austin, Texas. It was the fifth joint conference of the two most prestigious news organizations in the country and drew rave reviews for its excellent and topical program, speakers and panelists. This year, we are meeting Sept. 9-10 in New Orleans, Louisiana, prior to the 2017 ONA conference.   

It's easy to sign up to become an ASNE member. Click here to join.

For some of the other reasons you should consider joining ASNE, please refer to our member benefits page

Thanks for your consideration. 
Best regards,

Teri Hayt
Executive Director, ASNE