Recent News Consider charitable donations to ASNE Foundation
 
We would appreciate if you could consider giving charitable donations to ASNE Foundation as end-of-year-gifts. Financial support is crucial as it carries out its core values of leadership, First Amendment/free press, diversity, news literacy, and excellence and innovation in professional journalism. 
ASNE staff |  12/17/2014

Thank you for making Hacking News Leadership: Part 2 valuable!
 
We have prepared a recap of Hacking News Leadership: Part 2 that we hosted Dec. 6-7 at Poynter. Thanks for attending and sharing your innovative ideas and thoughts!

ASNE staff |  12/11/2014

Update on protest against National Forest Service rules requiring permit for filmmaking, photography
 
ASNE was one of 17 organizations that immediately 
sent a letter to Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell that opposed the proposal to make permanent certain interim directives, which govern the need for permits by those engaged in commercial filmmaking or still photography on National Forest System lands.  

We were pleased when Tidwell issued a memorandum for all Forest Service personnel that clearly stated: "Journalism or media coverage is not to be considered a commercial activity for purposes of the regulations or our permit policies on any NFS lands." But we also knew that the effect of his words would be limited, and comments would need to be filed. 

ASNE staff |  12/11/2014

Urgent action needed today on FOIA bill!

We need your voice TODAY to achieve reforms to the federal FOIA because S 2520, which passed the Senate on Monday, is not put on the House calendar, yet, and the House of Representatives could adjourn for the year as early as Thursday (tomorrow). 

Contact House leadership directly via phone calls, Twitter (you can direct tweets to 
@SpeakerBoehner@GOPLeader@NancyPelosi@WhipHoyer) and through your publications. 
ASNE staff |  12/10/2014

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