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September 14 - September 15, 2014

September 15 - September 17, 2014

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Recent News ASNE-APME 2014: See you soon!
Our historic ASNE-APME conference will kick off Sept. 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency in the heart of downtown Chicago. Register today if you haven't. We would love to see you attend, engage in our cutting-edge sessions and interact with your colleagues. Take a look at the agenda
ASNE staff |  8/21/2014

Meet the Financial Times, one of our ASNE-APME 2014 sponsors
As the ASNE-APME conference in Chicago is approaching quickly, we'd like to continue our introductions to some of our generous sponsors. Meet the Financial Times.  
ASNE staff |  8/21/2014

Voice your support for FOIA Improvement Act of 2014
The month of August provides an excellent opportunity for ASNE members seeking to increase access to federal government records. We've already told you about S 2520, the FOIA Improvement Act of 2014. Now is your chance to tell your senator that you support this legislation and that he or she should, as well. We hope you'll make sure to get your senator's attention, especially if he or she is a member of the Judiciary Committee. ASNE and other media and open-government organizations are hoping your actions will move S 2520 as soon as the Senate reconvenes after Labor Day.
ASNE staff |  8/21/2014

Send your application now for Minority Leadership Institute
We have only a few more spots left for the Minority Leadership Institute at ASNE-APME. Apply today, or nominate a staff member for this great training opportunity! 
ASNE staff |  8/21/2014

Meet the Knight Fellowships, an ASNE-APME 2014 sponsor
As the ASNE-APME conference in Chicago is only a few weeks away, we'd like to continue our introductions to some of our generous sponsors. Meet the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford
ASNE staff |  8/19/2014

2013 Convention
We are thrilled to announce the preliminary details of our upcoming convention! The 2013 ASNE Convention will be held June 24-26 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. Register here by May 30 for the best deal, and remember to reserve your hotel room ahead of time. Our theme this year is reinvention, and speakers include Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Gannett CEO and President Gracia Martore, and more! For more information, check out all the recent convention news, and be sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter -- just email asne@asne.org and ask to be added to our mailing list.

See you in D.C., and lots more to come!
First Amendment

Since its founding in 1922, ASNE has been a fierce advocate for First Amendment freedoms and open government. Every year, we help organize 1 for All's Free to Tweet scholarship program, a two-week competition where high schoolers tweet about the First Amendment. Five winning tweets are chosen annually, and each winner receives a $5,000 college scholarship. We also sponsor Sunshine Week, an annual inititative designed to facilitate conversation about the importance of transparent government. During the celebration, many news organizations choose to publish content about open government, and our partners host a number of events celebrating and promoting the public's right to know. Visit the Sunshine Week website for more information and free resources.

Youth Journalism
We know many teens get their news from social media, websites and blogs. That’s why it’s so important to inspire teens to read analytically and critically consider the source of their news. For more than a decade, ASNE has led the youth journalism movement by promoting the values of news literacy and excellence in journalism. We host my.hsj.org, the world’s largest online youth journalism network, as well as hsj.org, which provides hundreds of journalism resources to help teachers increase news literacy at their schools. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation funded this initiative. We’ve also trained more than 1900 teachers at the Reynolds High School Journalism Institute, which is held annually at five universities and funded with a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. To read more about youth journalism, click here.

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