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Recent News Outgoing ASNE President David Boardman's speech
Outgoing ASNE President David Boardman gave his speech during the ASNE business meeting Tuesday at the ASNE-APME conference in Chicago. Read what he had to say before he passed the gavel to incoming President Chris Peck. 
ASNE staff |  9/19/2014

National Community and News Literacy Roundtables Project launches

A national project to help communities around the country build a robust news literacy capacity at the local level was announced Wednesday by the American Society of News Editors.

"With Americans getting more news from Twitter, Facebook and other social media, it's important that we all learn the tools and techniques of news literacy to better figure out what we can believe and what we need to toss out from the ocean of information that swirls around us," ASNE President Chris Peck said in announcing the project.

ASNE staff |  9/19/2014

ASNE-APME 2014 wraps up with First Amendment lunch with James Risen
By Sydney Lawson 
Columbia College Chicago

ASNE-APME 2014: Fast Forward wrapped up Wednesday with a luncheon program 
featuring James Risen and others discussing the current state of press freedom. 

Risen, The New York Times reporter who is facing jail time for refusing to reveal a confidential CIA source, said journalists should push forward with aggressive investigative reporting "even at a time of diminished resources and hallowed-out newsrooms."

ASNE staff |  9/19/2014

Look into strategy of news startups
By Aric Chokey
Ball State University ASNE-APME Convention Coverage Team 

Representatives of Vox Media gave editors a look into the news startup’s strategy Tuesday and reminded them now is the time to innovate. 

After launching Vox in April, social culture played an important role in its business model, Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff told editors during second day of the ASNE-APME conference in Chicago. 

ASNE staff |  9/19/2014

How to save community journalism

By Matt McKinney 
Ball State University ASNE-APME Convention Coverage Team 

Saving community journalism means preparing your readership for a time when they'll be no daily newspaper, panelists said Monday at the ASNE-APME conference. 

ASNE staff |  9/19/2014

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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