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ASNE Announces Webinar Series on Leadership, Management Skills

This spring, ASNE's Leadership Development Committee will offer a series of eight, one-hour webinar workshops to help top editors and their deputies improve their leadership and management skills. The webinars, which will be presented by ASNE member Linda Grist Cunningham, will include time for Q&A, sharing of best practices and pragmatic solutions to the challenges editors most often face.

ASNE Chats to Take a Short Break

ASNE'S chat series, which alternate on a weekly basis between Twitter and the CoverItLive format, will take a hiatus until after the ASNE Convention concludes on April 4. We look forward to getting them back on track as soon as possible following the convention.

ASNE Chat: The Hyperlocal News Model

ASNE's live chat on Tuesday, Feb. 21, which focused on the "hyperlocal" news model, featured an interesting mix of entrepreneurial proprietors of local websites and executives of news companies with national ambitions, like AOL's Patch. Click the link below to review an archive of the chat.

Mobile Monday: What editors need to know

This year's ASNE convention kicks off April 2 with Mobile Monday, an afternoon designed to keep you and your newsroom ahead of the curve in the use of newsgathering technology.

Mobile Monday: What editors need to know

This year's ASNE convention kicks off April 2 with Mobile Monday, an afternoon designed to keep you and your newsroom ahead of the curve in the use of newsgathering technology.

College journalists: Carving their path to the future

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2 p.m. ET/11 PT

The dangers of pack journalism highlighted in ASNE live chat

You win some, you lose some. Last week we reported on a victory in the Chandra Levy murder case. This week we’re back in the loss column in the case of McBurney v. Young, which is likely to have more resonance.

ASNE chat: Coverage of Joe Paterno/Penn State

"It was a complete MSM feeding frenzy, just insane," said Patriot-News (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) Editor David Newhouse, describing the first few days after the Penn State University child-abuse story broke. Several editors and reporters who have been intimately involved in coverage of the scandal joined Newhouse in an ASNE live chat on Tuesday, Feb. 7. They discussed mistakes that were made by the media and myths that have emerged about the scandal, as well as coverage of the late PSU coach Joe Paterno, both before and after his death. Click the link below to review an archive of the chat.

James Strauss

James Strauss

Organization: Geneva Shore Report

Title: Editor-in-Chief

Decision backed by ASNE brief leads to release of jury information

In February 2011, ASNE joined 16 media organizations on an amicus brief urging the Superior Court of Washington, D.C. to release questionnaires completed by jurors serving in the murder trial of Ingmar Guandique, who had been convicted of killing Chandra Levy.

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