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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.
 

'First Principles' update from News Media for Open Government

Here is the May 8, 2017, "First Principles" update from the News Media for Open Government coalition. ASNE is one of the NMOG's 10 members, and the coalition's activities are closely intertwined with our own advocacy efforts. Read this installment of First Principles for a quick overview of some of the key issues ASNE and others are working on in areas involving press freedom and access to government information, as well as for learning how you can help do your part. Please contact ASNE Legal Counsel Kevin M. Goldberg at 703-812-0462 or goldberg@fhhlaw.com if you have any questions.   
 

From ASNE President Mizell Stewart: Participate in 2017 newsroom diversity survey

By Mizell Stewart III

As the news media transform, the urgent need for the nation's newsrooms to reflect America, in all its facets, is more vital than ever. We need the help of every news leader to make that a reality.
 

Registration open: Join your colleagues at ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.

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.
 
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