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2015 ASNE newsroom census in the spotlight

 
We hope you saw our report on the 2015 ASNE Newsroom Employment Census that was released Tuesday. We also posted all the relevant numbers in 15 detailed tables. The census was in the spotlight as soon as we released the results and has received both national and international publicity through detailed analyses and social media. 

Click on the headline for links to some of news stories about the 2015 ASNE census and its results. 

Apply by Aug. 7 for free leadership training at NAHJ/RTDNA/SPJ

 
The institute will select 16 mid-level editors and news directors around the country for free leadership and management training on goal-setting, strategies, leadership style, driving diversity, and technology and innovation. They will also receive travel incentives

Interesting sessions, events planned for our conference at Stanford


One-on-one coaching sessions Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17-18

  • Jill Geisler, Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University Chicago, and Butch Ward, a senior faculty member at The Poynter Institute, will be available to meet with editors and other news leaders from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 17. Ward will also be available during the same hours on Sunday, Oct. 18There is no charge for the 30-minute sessions for ASNE and APME members. Email Sally Jacobsen at sjacobsen@ap.org to sign up for the sessions.

ASNE's Community Roundtables Project heads to NYC Aug. 13

 
Register for ASNE's community roundtable Aug. 13 in New York City!

In partnership with the The City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism, we will gather a diverse mix of cross-sector community stakeholders to have an expert-facilitated conversation on what we know about the state of pedestrian safety in the city, how it's covered, how we talk about it in our communities and what further information we seek.

ASNE releases 2015 newsroom census results


The percentage of minorities in newsrooms remains relatively steady at 12.76 percent, and 63 percent of newspapers have at least one woman among top-three editors.

Applications are still open for two Minority Leadership Institutes

 
Did you miss the application deadline for the Minority Leadership Institute at NABJ? You still have time to apply for one of the other two institutes. Apply by Aug. 7 for the institute at NAHJ/RTDNA/SPJ and by Aug. 28 for the institute at ASNE-APME. 

ASNE's Community Roundtables Project heads to NYC Aug. 13

 
Register for ASNE's community roundtable Aug. 13 in New York City!

In partnership with the The City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism, we will gather a diverse mix of cross-sector community stakeholders to have an expert-facilitated conversation on what we know about the state of pedestrian safety in the city, how it's covered, how we talk about it in our communities and what further information we seek.

Interesting sessions, events planned for our conference at Stanford

 
"The War on Science" session Saturday, Oct. 17

  • The Earth is 10,000 years old. Vaccinations cause autism. Global warming isn't happening. Science would say otherwise to all of these. Yet millions of Americans aren't believing what science has provided. Why? Susan Goldberg, editor-in-chief of National Geographic Magazine and News, will moderate a discussion on today's "War on Science" and what journalists need to know about it.

Further FOIA reform with #FixFOIAby50

 
As part of our push for legislation to reform the federal Freedom of Information Act via nonidentical bills currently pending in the House (HR 653) and Senate (S 337), we are happy to let you know about a new initiative created by the Sunshine in Government Initiative (SGI). ASNE is one of the 10 media organizations comprising SGI, and we hope that ASNE members will rally around SGI's new #FixFOIAby50 campaign in support of FOIA Reform.

Connecting to communities through conversation


Published by Montclair State University's Center for Cooperative Media, this article reflects on the ASNE roundtable that we hosted successfully in partnership with the center during the Engage Local conference June 15-16 in Newark.

Click on the headline to read the entire article for an overview of the Newark roundtable, and get a better idea of ASNE's 
National Community and News Literacy Roundtables Project

Friday is the deadline to apply for leadership training at NABJ

 
The deadline to apply for ASNE's Minority Leadership Institute at NABJ is Friday, July 17. We're looking for 16 mid-level editors and news directors around the country to participate in this free leadership and management training. Participants will receive travel incentives. 

Apply by email to 
asne@asne.org.

Exciting program in store for you at #EDITORS3D conference


One of the highlights of our conference at Stanford University is the one-on-one coaching sessions Oct. 17 and 18 with Jill Geisler, Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University Chicago, and Butch Ward, a senior faculty member at The Poynter Institute. 

Interested editors and news leaders can email Sally Jacobsen at 
sjacobsen@ap.org to sign up. The 30-minute sessions are free to ASNE and APME members. 

Oppose Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

 
ASNE members should contact their senators and ask them to vote "No" on S.754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. Our main concern is the impact this legislation will have on transparency. 

Apply to attend one of three institutes for free training on leadership


Do not wait until the last minute to apply for one of the three ASNE Minority Leadership Institutes. Selected participants will receive free training on newsroom leadership and management. They will also receive travel incentives. Read more for details. 

Exciting program in store for you at #EDITORS3D conference

 
One of the breakout sessions at the ASNE-APME conference Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University is "Millennials and their news habits" in which Jim Brady, CEO and founder of Billy Penn, will lead a discussion on how millennials consume news differently and what you need to do to engage younger audiences. 

ASNE joins amicus brief regarding court access

 
ASNE has joined 19 other media companies and organizations on an amicus brief filed in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals (the highest "state" court in D.C.). The brief argues that a trial court improperly sealed records in a lawsuit brought by a family whose children were taken by the District's Child and Family Services Agency. 

Deadline extended to apply for Minority Leadership Institute at NABJ

 
The deadline to apply for the Minority Leadership Institute at NABJ on Aug. 6-7 in Minneapolis is now Friday, July 17. Read more to see how to apply for this free training. 

Bring Tennessee Forums to your community for tough education issues

 
ASNE has launched the Tennessee Tough Issues Forums to help communities use news literacy tools and technology to engage with education issues. This project is being managed by 
State Coordinator Joe Woolley. 

Communities interested in hosting a forum are invited to contact Woolley at 
jwoolley@asne.org or 615-585-0743.

See you this October at Stanford!

 
Register today for the #EDITORS3D conference Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University. It is our second joint conference with APME, and there will be a plenty of networking opportunities. Don't forget to book your hotel room at the Sheraton Palo Alto by Sept. 15. 

Donations needed for #EDITORS3D conference auction

 
ASNE and APME are looking for donations for the live and silent auction to be held during the #EDITORS3D conference Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University. 

To donate, please fill out the 2015 pledge form. Email or mail the form to Kim Meader at kim.meader@arizonarepublic.com, The Arizona Republic, 200 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 or fax to 602-444-4374. 

Apply now to Minority Leadership Institutes

 
We're accepting applications for the three upcoming Minority Leadership Institutes we are hosting this year. This is a great training opportunity for journalists to acquire newsroom leadership and management skills. Each institute has a different application deadline. Read more for details and apply now to one of the three! 

ASNE roundtable at Engage Local concludes with big success

 
ASNE's National Community and News Literacy Roundtables Project held a successful two-part community event tied to the Engage Local conference June 15-16 in Newark, with more than 300 attendants.

We hope to see you in October at Stanford!

 
Register today for the #EDITORS3D conference Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University. It is our second joint conference with APME, and there will be a plenty of networking opportunities. Don't forget to book your hotel room at the Sheraton Palo Alto by Sept. 15. 

Vocalize your support for FOIA reform, anti-SLAPP protections

 
ASNE continues to push forward on two key legislative issues that would benefit members and their publications around the country: a bill to reform the federal FOIA and a bill to create a federal anti-SLAPP statute for the first time ever. We recently joined letters that urge Congress to move each piece of legislation as soon as possible.
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