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Register for free climate change seminar, part of ASNE-APME 2014

 
You have another great reason to attend the ASNE-APME conference Sept. 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. That is the special post-conference workshop we're working on with the highly regarded Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting

Help us raise concerns about proposed cybersecurity legislation

 
ASNE and media organizations are extremely concerned about the proposed Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) that may be introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Cali., this week and even pushed through the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence as early asThursday. Review a pre-introduction discussion draft of the bill. Once you read that and finish this summary, you'll understand why we're concerned. We hope you'll join us in airing your concerns to your senator, the intelligence Committee and the Senate at large.

Exciting program in store for you, join us in Chicago!

 

The city that loves to innovate -- from pizza to skylines -- has a huge crush on journalists.

 

Join us for the historic ASNE-APME conference Sept. 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency in the heart of downtown Chicago. It's the first time that the leading organizations for news-organization leaders are getting together to toast journalism then, now and into the future.

Apply for one of three ASNE Minority Leadership Institutes

 

As we announced two weeks ago, ASNE is thrilled to hold three Minority Leadership Institutes in 2014:

  • At NABJ: July 30-31, before the NABJ Convention & Career Fair in Boston
  • At NAHJ: Aug. 6-7, before the NAHJ Multimedia Convention & Career Expo in San Antonio
  • At ASNE/APME: Sept. 14-15, before the ASNE/APME conference in Chicago


Send your applications as soon as possible to asne@asne.org if you'd like to attend the Institutes at NABJ or NAHJ. To attend the Institute at ASNE/APME, apply by Aug. 1

Fighting back on excessive FERPA secrecy

 
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) has, for some time, been a serious impediment to anyone reporting on education issues, especially campus crime issues. The law is intended to prevent access to educational records -- and most of us wouldn't quarrel with the idea that a reporter or anyone else can't get access to a student's grades or transcripts -- but that definition is often extended to things that bear no reasonable relationship to the educational process (It's often invoked by university athletic departments to cover up student-athlete scandals.). 

Voice your support for FOIA reform bill introduced by Senate

 
You may recall (since we circulated an alert about it) that the House of Representatives passed comprehensive Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reform legislation last summer. However, our celebration of this key legislative action was cut short when we learned soon after that the Senate didn't intend to move the House bill, and instead Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., two longtime champions of FOIA and open government, were drafting their own legislation. So we set to work with these and other members of the Senate and their staff to ensure that this Senate FOIA reform bill would improve the federal FOIA in several ways.

Exciting program in store for you, join us in Chicago!

 

The city that loves to innovate -- from pizza to skylines -- has a huge crush on journalists.

 

Join us for the historic ASNE-APME conference Sept. 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency in the heart of downtown Chicago. It's the first time that the leading organizations for news-organization leaders are getting together to toast journalism then, now and into the future.

ASNE's three Minority Leadership Institutes for 2014

 

In case you missed our Friday announcement, here are details of three Minority Leadership Institutes we will be holding in 2014:

  • At NABJ: July 30-31, before the NABJ Convention & Career Fair in Boston
  • At NAHJ: Aug. 6-7, before the NAHJ Multimedia Convention & Career Expo in San Antonio
  • At ASNE/APME: Sept. 14-15, before the ASNE/APME conference in Chicago

ASNE continues push for shield law

 
A couple of weeks ago, we alerted you to the fact that the Supreme Court would be determining whether to hear The New York Times reporter James Risen's appeal from a Federal Appellate Court decision that there is no First Amendment or common law privilege, which protects a reporter from having to testify in federal court proceedings (and, for good measure, even if there were, he would likely have to testify anyway.).

Thanks from Dow Jones News Fund for ASNE's support

 
Below is a note from ASNE member Linda Shockley, deputy director of the Dow Jones News Fund, thanking ASNE officers and members for their help in the successful recruitment of this year's DJNF college internship programs. 
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