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ASNE board elevates treasurer to secretary, elects new treasurer

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 14, 2017) - The Board of Directors of the American Society of News Editors, during a board meeting on Tuesday, voted in favor of elevating the organization's current treasurer to the secretary position left vacant by Michael Oreskes' resignation and elected a board member to fill the resulting vacancy at the treasurer position.

Got best journalism? Submit your work by Jan. 30

The ASNE Awards, one of the few journalism contests in which news organizations of all sizes compete on equal footing, is accepting entries through 11:59 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Submit your best work of journalism for a chance to be recognized. Eight of the 10 awards come with a $2,500 cash prize thanks to our sponsors. 
 

Consider charitable donations to ASNE Foundation

It has been an exciting year for ASNE. We are looking forward to an even greater year in 2018 as we continue to carry out our mission of strengthening leadership, protecting First Amendment rights, fighting for open government and freedom of the press, increasing diversity and promoting news literacy and innovation in professional journalism.
 

Consider charitable donations to ASNE Foundation

It has been an exciting year for ASNE:
 
  • We received generous grants from the Democracy Fund and the Charles Koch Foundation to make our newsroom diversity survey more comprehensive and data-driven and to increase support for the Legal Hotline and other legal, educational resources for journalists. 
  • We made a new partnership with the Google News Lab for interactive data presentations of the 2017 and previous diversity survey results. 
  • We trained almost 90 up-and-coming and mid-level news leaders through the four high-profile Emerging Leaders Institutes.
  • We taught more than 40 journalists how to lead investigative teams and projects at the 2017 Investigative Reporters and Editors Convention in Phoenix.
  • We signed on to various briefs and letters to champion First Amendment values.
  • We celebrated Sunshine Week 2017March 12-18, with hundreds of individuals and organizations to promote the importance of open government and freedom of information. Sunshine Week 2018 will be March 11-17.
  • We hosted the ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Oct. 8-11 in Washington, D.C. It attracted more than 300 attendees and drew rave reviews for its outstanding program and presenters. Next year, we're meeting Sept. 11-12 in Austin, Texas. 
  • We launched the ASNE Expert Series, a live conversation with industry leaders on hot media topics, and hosted several sessions. We plan to continue to host discussions next year. 
  • We joined the Press Freedom Tracker to help document press freedom abuses in the United States.

2018 ASNE Awards calling for best journalism work

The ASNE Awards, one of the few journalism contests in which news organizations of all sizes compete on equal footing, is accepting entries through 11:59 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
 

2018 ASNE Awards calling for best journalism

Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 5, 2017) - The ASNE Awards, one of the few journalism contests in which news organizations of all sizes compete on equal footing, is now accepting entries. The deadline to submit entries is 11:59 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. 

This year's rules
 and categories have significant changes, which make the contest more competitive: 

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