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Howard Finberg

Howard Finberg

Organization: The Poynter Institute

Title: Director, Interactive Learning. Actually, that means that I'm responsible for Poynter's e-learning project -- News University.

Bills introduced in Congress extend strict copyright enforcement to Web

Leahy’s bill could help ASNE member news organizations repel chronic content thieves, while S. 978 is aimed at websites that stream copyrighted audio or video without a license or other permission. According to a blog post by ASNE general counsel Kevin Goldberg, the latter has “serious muscle behind it” and “will get some attention and movement.”

ASNE members overwhelmingly approve bylaws changes

By a vote of 121 to 10, ASNE members agreed to open the organization's membership to a larger pool of editors, educators and leaders of nonprofit groups dedicated to journalism. The amendment that was approved also creates a new nonvoting "Friends of ASNE" category. The changes are aimed at boosting ASNE's membership and making the organization more inclusive by better defining who is a leader in producing news content in the digital age.

Randall Smith

Randall Smith

Organization: University of Missouri

Title: Professor and Donald W. Reynolds Chair in Business Journalism; Co-Director, Center for the Digital Globe President, Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships

Supreme Court decision in Milner may be precursor to legislative brawl

Soon after Milner eradicated the "high 2" exemption that had been expanded by government agencies to justify withholding otherwise FOIA-able material, the Department of Justice's Office of Information Policy posted guidance to agencies regarding post-Milner practices.

Country music star joins 1 for All campaign


Large majority of survey respondents pleased with ASNE’s San Diego convention

Ninety percent of those who responded to the post-convention survey indicated that it met or exceeded their expectations. Best-selling author Daniel Pink and Facebook’s Justin Osofsky were the highest-rated speakers, and a reception on the USS Midway and an evening at Qualcomm were the most popular social events.

Presentation of ASNE Award for News Leadership

Remarks by Frank A. Blethen, publisher and chief executive officer, The Seattle Times Co., on acceptance of the ASNE Award for News Leadership during the Thursday luncheon at the annual convention in San Diego.

ASNE gets in the open-government weeds with a House Committee

Many of the same organizations, including ASNE, sent a separate letter asking the committee to assert its jurisdiction over bills introduced in response to the recent Supreme Court decision in Milner v. Department of the Navy.

ASNE issues guide to

Designed to help editors form their own policies, the report was written by Politico's James Hohmann for the 2010-11 Ethics and Values Committee.

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