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Archive December 2009

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Reynolds Foundation commits $4.6 million to help teachers grow leaders in journalism and society

The $4,646,100 will be used by ASNE’s high school journalism program over the next five years to sustain the country’s premier training program for high school journalism advisers.

Kaiser interviewed on Shield Law

ASNE President Martin Kaiser is interviewed by longtime reporter and editor Gerry Storch on pros and cons of a shield law.

Nieman Foundation awards and fellowship deadlines

Nieman curator Bob Giles reminds us that deadlines for the Worth Bingham Prize (Jan. 8), the Taylor Family Award (Feb. 5) and the foundation's annual fellowships (Jan. 31) are fast approaching.

ASNE urges Second Circuit to order release of Fed loan documents

The Society joined an amicus brief filed in connection with an appeal by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which has been ordered to release information to Bloomberg News under the Freedom of Information Act. Bloomberg is seeking documents relating to the collateral pledged in support of federal bailout loans. The amicus was initiated by Hearst and joined by 11 other media companies and press advocacy groups.

ASNE legal counsel testifies before congressional oversight committee

ASNE Counsel Kevin M. Goldberg testified today before a congressional oversight committee seeking advice on how the National Archive and Records Administration can better fulfill its mission of providing information and records to the American public.

Shield Law passes Judiciary Committee in a 14-5 vote

We finally have good news to report regarding the shield law, officially named the Free Flow of Information Act. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved S 448 by a 14-5 vote today with a few limited amendments.

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Push for shield law continues despite delay

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday delayed passage of the federal shield law, but we remain confident that the Free Flow of Information Act will be enacted during the 111th Congress and are dedicated to making that happen.

ASNE President Kaiser speaks on accountability journalism before FTC

The fear today is that the quality of journalism and the business of journalism are two different things, but one is having a profound, negative impact on the other. If high-quality journalism diminishes or disappears, who will set the community agenda, and will there even be one?

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