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Detroit Free Press — Congress should step up for press rights

Detroit Free Press
April 26, 2009

BY U.S. SEN. ARLEN SPECTER

The time is ripe for Congress to enact a federal media shield law, not only for the protection of reporters, but for the public who will be denied the benefits of a free press if sources become less w

Kaiser takes over as ASNE president: 'Our profession is in crisis'

Originally posted by Gregory Favre April 27, 2009 on Poynter.org. Favre was 1994-95 ASNE president and a former vice president for news for McClatchy.

Training with Web tools offered through new partnership

ASNE recently became a sponsor for Knowledgewebb, which will allow members discounts for hands-on training and self-directed courses on mobile applications, Web tools and other tech gadgets.

High School program attracts large pool of applicants

We have 541 applicants for ASNE Reynolds High School Journalism Institute, a 35.3 percent increase over the 400 who applied in 2008.

Shield law gains traction

Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised that the federal shield law is moving rapidly through the 111th Congress, given that the shield law effort progressed farther in the 110th Congress than it ever had before.

Webinars, virtual convention get high marks

Nearly 250 editors have sat in on ASNE’s virtual convention with a full line-up of sessions scheduled for this week.

ASNE submits comments on presidential records

ASNE has joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press on two sets of comments filed with federal Executive Branch agencies that are considering changes to the way information is accessed regarding Presidential Records and regarding aviation safety records relating to "bird strikes" by airplanes.

New ASNE board announced

ASNE board recently announced its new board.

ASNE board begins implementing bylaw changes

The ASNE board began implementing new bylaws and membership structure during its meeting this weekend in Chicago.

De-stress with editor chats

“I'll meet you in the bar.” It's an oft-heard phrase at ASNE conventions. That’s where we let down our hair and de-stress.

Well, we don’t have a convention bar this year. But we've got a virtual bar: "Editor Chats"— off-the-record telephone talk among a small group of editors. BYO.

Butch Ward of the Poynter Institute gets the conversation going, but the only rules are: any topic's OK — the editors decide — and what’s said on Editor Chat stays on Editor Chat.

We usually group editors by geographic region ...

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