ASNE opposes proposed changes to Florida's public records law
Florida House Bill 1021 and Senate Bill 1220 would amend the law to create "permissive" award of attorney's fees after litigation, as opposed to the current "mandatory" award of fees. This means that a plaintiff who goes to court to challenge the denial of a request for public records and wins would no longer be guaranteed to receive a reimbursement of attorney's fees.
ASNE staff | 2/4/2016 Submit ASNE Awards entries by Feb. 9
We've extended the deadline for the 2016 ASNE Awards to 11:59 p.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 9. Don't miss out on this opportunity of an extra weekend to submit your work!ASNE staff | 2/3/2016 ASNE's community news literacy projects end 2015 with huge success
In 2015, ASNE launched the National Community and News Literacy Roundtables Project and the Tennessee Tough Issues Forums. The national and Tennessee projects had big impacts on a number of communities. These recaps of a number of the programs highlight the importance of encouraging and supporting community engagement. ASNE is proud of this success and looks forward to continuing to work with communities across the country and our dedicated partners who support our efforts.
ASNE staff | 2/3/2016 Take advantage of ASNE Legal Hotline, new free service for members
We are pleased to introduce the ASNE Legal Hotline to help guide members in their efforts to serve the public. Take advantage of this new free service by asking legal questions to ASNE Legal Counsel Kevin Goldberg.
ASNE staff | 1/29/2016