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ASNE hosts three roundtables with King County Library System

In May, ASNE's National Community and News Literacy Roundtables Project hosted a series of facilitated community discussions in partnership with the King County (Washington) Library System. As part of KCLS' "Everyone's Talking About It" adult learning programming, the roundtables covered homelessness, food insecurity and mental health at three KCLS libraries.

Register today and don't miss out on great programming at ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Sept. 11-14 in Philly!

The 2016 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference kicks off in less than 10 weeks in Philadelphia! Here are four things you don't want to miss. 
 
1. Tools and Techniques for Digital Success: Lessons from the Knight-Temple "Table Stakes" Project
Find out whether your newsroom is truly digital-first and positioned to compete for audiences during this pre-conference workshop focused on what it takes to be "in the game of news" in the 21st century. Join project leader Douglas K. Smith and leaders from the four participating newsrooms to learn key questions you should be asking about your newsroom operation and culture, what kind of commitment is needed to transition and how to use tools and techniques created during the project. 

Apply by Tuesday for free training on news leadership and management

Apply by Tuesday, July 12, for the ASNE Emerging Leaders Institute Aug. 2-3 at the NABJ/NAHJ Joint Convention and Career Fair in the District of Columbia. This free training is geared toward minority journalists who are up-and-coming news leaders. Travel reimbursements of up to $600 per participant are available after the institute. 

ASNE wants to showcase your news operations, send your photos now!

With the new ASNE.org, members of ASNE have an opportunity to showcase their news operations. Submit a newsroom photo in JPEG format (maximum height: 380 pixels) to asne@asne.org, and get it featured on the ASNE homepage! 

Deadline extended to apply to Emerging Leaders Institute at NABJ/NAHJ

We've extended the application deadline for the ASNE Emerging Leaders Institute Aug. 2-3 at NABJ/NAHJ to Tuesday, July 12. New and mid-level minority news leaders should take advantage of the extra week to apply for this free training, which offers travel reimbursements of up to $600 per participant. 

Sessions during the institute will address the most pressing issues for leaders and the basic skills needed to lead and drive change. Some of the topics on the program include coaching and feedback, leadership style, driving diversity in news platforms, goal-setting and strategy, financial leadership, and technology and innovation.

ASNE applauds enactment of FOIA Improvement Act of 2016

The American Society of News Editors applauds President Obama’s signing of S 337, the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, which enacted some much-needed and long-overdue reforms to the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Particular praise is also due for lawmakers who ensured that this was a truly bicameral, bipartisan effort, as evidenced by the fact that it passed both the Senate and the House by unanimous vote. This could not have occurred without the leadership of Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Reps Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), all of whom dedicated significant time and effort to this issue over the past several years.
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