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Deadline extended to May 23, don't miss this free training!

The American Society of News Editors has extended the application deadline for the Emerging Leaders Institute June 9-10 at Loyola University Chicago to Tuesday, May 23. Take advantage of the extra days to apply for this free training to become the next generation of news leaders! 

ASNE stands with journalists arrested for doing their job

The American Society of News Editors, the nation’s oldest and largest association for leaders of America’s newsrooms, while disturbed by reports of the apparent recommendation made by President Donald Trump to James Comey that the now-former FBI director "should consider putting reporters in prison for publishing classified information," maintains its resolve to fight for the rights of all journalists in the face of unprecedented attacks on American journalists at all levels of government. ASNE members will not only lead the fight inside their own newsrooms, but also they will stand together when others are threatened.
 

Deadline May 19 for free Emerging Leaders Institute June 9-10 in Chicago

Don't forget to apply by tomorrow (May 19) to attend the highly competitive Emerging Leaders Institute June 9-10 at Loyola University Chicago. This free training program is for up-and-coming news leaders with diverse backgrounds to develop core leadership and strategic skills. Travel reimbursements (airfare, baggage, hotel and/or mileage) of up to $550 per participant are available after the institute.
 

Participate in 2017 ASNE diversity survey

ASNE launched the 2017 Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey more committed than ever to helping news leaders advance the cause of diversity in staffing, as well as content and coverage. Please fill out the survey promptly and help us accurately measure the progress toward diversity in U.S. newsrooms. If your organization has not received the survey, then please email ASNE at diversityresearch@asne.org.
 

Promotion offer available through June 3: Register NOW to bring colleague for only $100

Register now for the 2017 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Oct. 8-11 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. Those who register and book their hotel rooms in the next 30 days by Saturday, June 3, will be eligible for a promotional deal.
 

Amicus brief: ASNE supports Yelp in defamation case

ASNE has recently joined three amicus briefs filed in key court cases around the country. A little overview by the numbers: All three were drafted by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, two are defamation cases, and one seeks access to court records; two cases emanate from California, and one is from the District of Columbia. A few weeks ago, we introduced the second amicus brief on access to court records. Today, we're sharing the last amicus brief:
 

Register for ASNE's leadership workshop June 21 at IRE

ASNE's leadership-focused workshop at the 2017 IRE Conference in Phoenix is coming soon. A diverse group of panelists from all news platforms will discuss how to create an investigative culture and lead high-impact investigative projects and teams. Reporters, project editors and top editors are invited to attend! 
 

Don't miss our promotional deal: Register, reserve hotel room by June 3 to bring second editor for only $100

Register now for the 2017 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Oct. 8-11 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. Those who register and book their hotel rooms in the next 30 days by Saturday, June 3, will be eligible for a promotional deal.
 

Participate in 2017 ASNE diversity survey

ASNE launched the 2017 Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey more committed than ever to helping news leaders advance the cause of diversity in staffing, as well as content and coverage. Please fill out the survey promptly and help us accurately measure the progress toward diversity in U.S. newsrooms. If your organization has not received the survey, then please email ASNE at diversityresearch@asne.org.
 

ASNE joines in letter asking House committee to reconsider recent FOIA guidance to Department of Treasury

ASNE was one of 21 organizations to join a letter sent by the Project on Government Oversight to House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) regarding the congressman's recently stated and rather dangerous interpretation of the federal Freedom of Information Act. As reported by Buzzfeed last week, Chairman Hensarling advised Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that "the committee intends to retain control of all communications [between the committee and the agency] and will be entrusting them to [the] agency only for use in handling [matters in connection with the legislative, oversight and investigative jurisdictions of the committee]," a position also applicable to documents compiled or created by treasury in response to agency communications.
 
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