Archive November 2010

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ASNE moves awards contest online

No more scissors, paste and FedEx packages: The entry process for the 2011 ASNE Awards is now completely digital. In addition, the criteria in several categories, most notably the Batten Medal, was modified. And entry fees were reduced for online-only news organizations and newspapers with circulation less than 100,000.

ASNE and IAPA to host Summit on Violence Against Journalists Along Mexican Border

Editors from both Mexico and the U.S. will participate in the summit, which will be held Dec. 5-6 in El Paso, along with press freedom monitors, government officials, front-line journalists and academics from both sides of the border. The goal is to look for solutions to what has become one of the most deadly and vexing journalism issues in the hemisphere. At least 24 journalists have been killed in Mexico over the past four years, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, and as a result many media organizations have altered or eliminated their coverage of the drug war and its ensuing violence.