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ASNE challenges officials, citizens to condemn attacks on journalists

The American Society of News Editors is shocked by the events of Wednesday, May 24, when Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian, was physically assaulted by Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianforte. This is the latest in a series of punitive reactions to reporters seeking to ask questions in public spaces. This comes after the arrest of Public News Service reporter Dan Heyman in West Virginia and the forcible detainer and eventual ejection of CQ Roll Call reporter John Donnelly by security personnel at the Federal Communications Commission as he tried to ask questions of an FCC commissioner. The fact that Mr. Jacobs was attacked by the very politician he was trying to interview marks a uniquely disturbing moment in the treatment of journalists.
 

Join us May 31 for our live chat on drone journalism

ASNE is hosting its first YouTube live video event on the exciting and relevant topic of drone journalism. Join us from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 31, to chat with industry experts Matt Waitejournalism professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Wendy EriksonFAA-certified remote pilot and drone journalist. 
 

Application closed for Emerging Leaders Institute at Loyola University Chicago

Because of overwhelming demand, ASNE has closed the application for the Emerging Leaders Institute June 9-10 at Loyola University Chicago. All applicants will be notified of their application decision by no later than Thursday
 

Promotional deal expires June 3: Register, book your hotel room 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 by Saturday, June 3, will be eligible for a promotional deal.
 

ASNE expresses concern over threats to journalists

ASNE has recently spoken out, individually and in conjunction with other journalism organizations, in support of the rights of journalists to be free from physical harm or arrest when doing their jobs. 
 

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.

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! 
 

Deadline extended to May 26, 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 26. 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.
 
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