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Discounted hotel rate for cybersecurity workshop expires Monday, May 9

Register now for the Cybersecurity for Editors workshop June 3-4 at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. One of the sessions featuring intelligence officers will turn a Merrill College computer lab into a hacker cell to teach you how to gain access to someone else's network and also let you watch a cyberattack as it spreads.

Travel reimbursements of up to $300 per attendee are available. 

Take advantage of free leadership training June 10-11 in Chicago

New and mid-level news leaders from organizations across all platforms are invited to register for the ASNE Emerging Leaders Institute June 10-11 at Loyola University Chicago. For two days, the free institute will provide news leadership and management training. Interested candidates need to register by filling out an online form by Thursday, June 2

Join your colleagues at 2016 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference

Register now for the 2016 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Sept. 11-14 in downtown Philadelphia. There is a free pre-conference workshop Sunday, Sept. 11, focused on newsroom transformation, and the conference will open with an evening reception the same day at the National Institution Center. Main sessions will be Monday through Wednesday at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. 

Media organizations urge Canada to reject 'right to be forgotten'

ASNE is one of nine media organizations that filed comments drafted by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, as that country considers adoption of the controversial "right to be forgotten" that has taken hold in Europe.

Our letter urges Canada to reject the right to be forgotten because as a general concept, it is overbroad. That right, like any other privacy right, should always be considered in the fact-specific context in which it arises. This is especially true when balanced against freedom of expression.

Highly relevant programs ASNE provides to news leaders

We have two training opportunities (cybersecurity and emerging news leaaders) in June for news leaders and our annual conference with APME on Sept. 11-14 in Philadelphia. Travel reimbursements are available for the June programs. Register today to secure your spot.

Please participate in 2016 ASNE diversity survey

ASNE launched the 2016 Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey, previously known as the Newsroom Employment Census. Your organization should have received an email with the survey. Please fill it out promptly and help us accurately measure the progress toward diversity in U.S. newsrooms. Contact us at if you haven't received the survey. 

ASNE commits to train and develop emerging news leaders

ASNE invites up-and-coming news leaders for the Emerging Leaders Institute June 10-11 at Loyola University Chicago. Limited to 30 participants, the institute is free and provides travel reimbursements. Participants will learn skills they can put to work immediately! Topics include coaching and feedback, leadership style, driving diversity in news platforms, goal-setting and strategy, financial leadership, and technology and innovation. Register now!

There will be two more institutes later in the summer. More details coming soon.

Discounted room rate for Cybersecurity for Editors expires May 9

Register for the Cybersecurity for Editors workshop June 3-4 at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism before the discounted hotel rate expires May 9. The workshop will cover some of the most relevant and interesting sessions beneficial to journalists in the digital era. Travel reimbursements of up to $300 will be provided to every attendee. 

Registration open: Join your colleagues at ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference in Philly

The conference Sept. 11-14 will include:
  • Keynotes by leading-edge thinkers and influences, including Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, who will speak about the transformational changes he has led in the newsroom.
  • Panels and workshops on practices and tools to improve coverage and engagement, including workshop by The City University of New York's CUNY Graduate School of Journalism to teach editors how to develop community-driven news products.
  • Award-winning journalists talking about their work.
  • APME Innovator of the Year presentations.
  • Free tools for newsrooms.
  • One-on-one leadership coaching by Jill Geisler, Bill Plante Chair of Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University Chicago, and Butch Ward, senior faculty at Poynter.
  • Silent and live auctions offering one-of-a-kind items, such as sports tickets, vacation retreats, jewelry, autographed books and much more.

2016 ASNE diversity survey went out April 14, please participate!

ASNE launched the 2016 Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey, previously known as the Newsroom Employment Census, which began in 1978. When your organization receives the survey in the email, please fill it out promptly and help us accurately measure the progress toward diversity in U.S. newsrooms. It's critical that we make online and newspaper newsrooms as diverse as the nation's population to provide fair and accurate coverage of communities and the country. 

Great sessions lined up, travel reimbursements available for attendees

Register today for Cybersecurity for Editors, a one-of-a-kind workshop June 3-4 at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Hosted by ASNE and Merrill College, the workshop will feature former intelligence officers, security and forensic experts, as well as a respected lawyer and an award-winning former cyber reporter, to provide the most practical sessions relevant in the digital era. As an added bonus, every attendee will receive travel (airfare, baggage, hotel and/or mileage) reimbursements of up to $300

A shoutout to news executives from ASNE President Pam Fine: 'Do the country a favor and participate in the ASNE diversity survey'

ASNE is sending out the 2016 newsroom diversity survey (previously known as the newsroom census) this week. With revisions, the survey reflects the growth of online-only news organizations, changes in job types, reliance on part-time journalists and other trends. Please fill it out promptly when your organziation receives it in the email.

The diversity survey is sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. 

ASNE-member rate (only $200) for NAA mediaXchange expires April 15

ASNE members are eligible to register for NAA mediaXchange 2016 at the $200 rate until April 15. This is a huge discount, compared to the regular rate of $1,095. The conference will provide insights to help news media professionals grow audience and revenue. One of the sessions "Changing the Culture: What Works" is co-sponsored by ASNE. 

ASNE joins amicus brief arguing against mandatory 'staying' of order

ASNE joined 26 other media organizations and companies in a brief that argues for the immediate release of dash cam video of an officer-involved shooting in Gardena, California. We argue that First Amendment interest in transparency and accountability outweighs any interest in keeping videos or other records confidential. 

Register for one-of-a-kind Cybersecurity for Editors workshop June 3-4

ASNE and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland
 are hosting the Cybersecurity for Editors workshop June 3-4. It will be a one-of-a-kind learning experience, with sessions featuring various experts, from former intelligence officers to a lawyer and a research scholar. In one of the sessions, you will get to see how hackers gain access to someone else's network and watch a cyberattack. Read more to learn more details and sign up now.

ASNE proud to announce winners of 2016 awards for best journalism

We're proud to announce the winners of the 2016 ASNE Awards. Congrats and thanks for the high-impact journalism. Read more to see the winners and finalists and their amazing work!

Sunshine Week 2016, another resounding success!

The 11th anniversary, Sunshine Week 2016 was another impressive and fruitful year with not only hundreds of participants and their high-impact work, but also the constant social media buzz that shared the sunshine everywhere in the nation. Thanks for all your time and efforts! 

Sign up by April 15 to receive ASNE-member rate for NAA mediaXchange

If you're an ASNE member, don't miss out on the opportunity to attend NAA mediaXchange 2016, which takes place April 17-20 in the District of Columbia. NAA is offering ASNE members a big discount on the registration. 

ASNE joins brief arguing for immediate access to California court filings

ASNE joined 12 media organizations in a brief drafted by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press that challenges a California court's policy of not making court filings publicly available for several days after their submission. 

Fill out survey to help Trust Project make journalism stand out

In its preliminary user research, the project has identified a set of potential indicators that signal trustworthiness. It is requesting the help of ASNE members to refine these indicators by responding to a survey about their organization's mission, values and practices. ASNE members who respond by Monday, March 28, will be provided an advance copy of the resulting report and entered into a lottery for either a $100 gift card or a $75 gift card.

ASNE announces finalists for 2016 awards

Take a look at the compelling stories and photos by the 28 finalists for the 2016 ASNE Awards. Winners will be announced next week.

ASNE board elects Mike Oreskes to leadership ladder

We're happy to announce that Mike Oreskes, senior vice president of news and editorial director at NPR, was elected to the ASNE leadership ladder during the organization's March 17 spring board meeting. He will assume the role of treasurer at the September conference in Philadelphia when the current officers each advance to the next leadership level. Oreskes will assume the presidency of ASNE during the 2019 annual meeting. 

Sunshine Week shines through Saturday

Sunshine Week 2016, the 11th anniversary, keeps shining and shining with hundreds of participants fighting for open government and freedom of information. Thanks for producing, publishing and promoting magnificent work and organizing and hosting various events to raise awareness of this important nationwide initiative.

A quick Google search brings up uncountable Sunshine Week news entries from numerous media organizations around the nation. If you've been following the #SunshineWeek hashtag on social media, then you'll know what we mean by "uncountable"! Here are just some stories and opinion pieces, including the uplifting news about the Senate's passing of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 by unanimous consent Tuesday, March 15.

ASNE members can register for NAA mediaXchange for $200

If you're an ASNE member, don't miss out on the opportunity to attend NAA mediaXchange 2016, which takes place April 17-20 in the District of Columbia. NAA is offering ASNE members a big discount on the registration.