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2017 ASNE-APME conference a big success!

#newsleaders2017 was a big success filled with engaging and innovative sessions, as well as interactive discussions and networking! More than 300 people, including speakers, panelists, sponsors and student journalists, attended the 2017 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Oct. 8-11 in Washington, D.C.

Let Poynter, ASNE help you lead your newsroom

Applications are now open to attend the Poynter-ASNE Essential Skills for New Managers seminar happening Dec. 10-15 at Poynter in St. Petersburg, Florida. This transformative seminar will give you the tools and confidence necessary to grow a team of high-performing journalists. We will accept 25 new newsroom leaders, and the deadline to apply is Oct.27Apply online today.

2018 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference planned Sept. 11-12 in Austin, Texas

Mark your calendar! We are heading to Austin, Texas, Sept. 11-12, 2018, for the fifth annual ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference.

2017 ASNE Board of Directors announced

The American Society of News Editors elected six new members to the Board of Directors. Alfredo Carbajal of Al Día at The Dallas Morning News will take the reins as president of ASNE for 2017-18.

ASNE, Google News Lab release 2017 diversity survey results with interactive website

Washington, D.C. (Oct. 10, 2017)- The American Society of News Editors announced today at the annual News Leadership Conference that minority journalists comprised 16.6 percent of the workforce in U.S. newsrooms that responded to this year's Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey. This finding shows only a half-percentage-point decrease from last year's figure and is still several percentage points higher than the percentages recorded for much of the past two decades.
 

ASNE to overhaul annual diversity survey with $300,000 Democracy Fund grant

Washington, D.C. (Oct. 10, 2017) - The Democracy Fund has awarded the American Society of News Editors Foundation a $300,000 grant to create a more comprehensive and data-driven survey that catalogues newsroom diversity numbers for U.S. print and online publications.
 

ASNE to increase legal, educational resources for journalists through Charles Koch Foundation grant

Washington, D.C. (Oct. 9, 2017) - The American Society of News Editors, together with an $80,000 grant from the Charles Koch Foundation, is pleased to announce that it will be significantly expanding membership benefits. Support for the popular ASNE Legal Hotline, led by Kevin Goldberg, an experienced media attorney and leading Freedom of Information Act expert, will be increased. An educational series focused on First Amendment rights of the press will also debut later this year as part of the grant.

See you in Washington in 3 days!

The 2017 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Oct. 8-11 kicks off in THREE days at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. 

Don't forget to vote for ASNE Board of Directors

If you're an ASNE member, then please vote by noon EDT Tuesday, Oct. 10. Winners will be announced at the 2017 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference.

Updated: House Committee on Homeland Security to vote on bill affecting border patrol transparency

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, the House Committee on Homeland Security is expected to vote on bill number H.R. 3548. This bill was first introduced in the House in July but is finally getting a Committee vote after discussions surrounding the bill's exact language resulted in this "Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute." 
 

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