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ASNE releases budget for Sunshine Week 2017

Federal data is disappearing from websites. Concerns are growing about whistleblower protections. The public is faced with inconsistent access to information like police dashcam video. Attacks on the First Amendment continue.

Conference program available, register now to attend!

A draft of the program is now available for the ASNE conference on building trust through community engagement, scheduled for March 17-18 at the John Seigenthaler Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Help ASNE retool the conversation

The ASNE Communications Committee is working to improve the flow of information between the organization and news leaders across the country. We also think ASNE is uniquely positioned to host pop-up conversations on topics that can help all of us navigate these trying and interesting times.
 

Special room rate available through Feb. 20/21 for ASNE conference on building trust, community engagement

Join the American Society of News Editors in March for a two-day conference of conversations, workshops and networking focusing on building trust through community engagement.

Help us build public awareness about open government

Thanks to many organizations and individuals who have shared their plans to participate in Sunshine Week 2017, March 12-18. The list of participants, as well as the events calendar on the Sunshine Week website, is growing quickly. Continue to let us know how you and your organization are planning to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. 

Concerns about status of online government information

ASNE joined 68 organizations in a letter to the director of the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs that highlights concerns about the status of publicly available information on federal government websites. 

Margaret Sullivan, keynote speaker for ASNE conference on building trust, community engagement

Join the American Society of News Editors in March for a two-day conference of conversations, workshops and networking focusing on building trust through community engagement. 

How ASNE opinion journalists are contributing

Take a look at how the professional opinion journalists who came to ASNE from the Association of Opinion Journalists are contributing to our mission! This opinion journalism page is where you will find the Masthead, a prime professional-educational journal with more than 50 years of history, as well as the discussion list, information on the State Department Briefing, archives and more. 
 

Let's promote open government through Sunshine Week

Sunshine Week kicks off in about a month, and we hope you and your organization will contribute to promoting a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. 
 
If you're an editorial cartoonist or writer, please send a cartoon or column to sunshineweek@asne.org so we can feature your special content at sunshineweek.org and encourage others to publish during Sunshine Week. We also ask that you continue to send your celebration plans and links to be added to the participants list and events page.
 

Share your ideas for 2017 ASNE-APME-APPM conference

The American Society of News Editors, Associated Press Media Editors and Associated Press Photo Managers want your help in making our 2017 leadership conference Oct. 8-11 in Washington, D.C., the strongest ever. 
 
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