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ASNE diversity award named in memory of Dori J. Maynard

Sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Dori J. Maynard Award for Diversity in Journalism will honor stories that inspire community understanding. 

Reminder: Fill out ASNE survey about future of journalism

We're collaborating on a survey project with about two dozen top journalism and communication institutions around the country, along with the American Press Institute. Please take 15 mintues of your time to fill out the 
survey by Wednesday, May 13. 

Join us Oct. 16-18 in Silicon Valley for 3-D conference with APME


Register now: The registration fee is $275 for members of ASNE and APME and $375 for nonmembers. There are special rates for retired editors, spouses, students and APME's Regents. 


Book your hotel room: A terrific group rate is available at the Sheraton Palo Alto until Sept. 15 for only $169/night for FridaySaturday and Sunday. Rates forWednesday and Thursday are $329/night.

Thanks for making Sunshine Week 2015 successful!

Here are some highlights from the successful Sunshine Week 2015. Thank you, everyone, for all of your input. Sunshine Week 2016 will be back March 13-19. Mark your calendar now!

Registration is open for the 2015 ASNE-APME conference

We're thrilled to announce that the 
registration is open for the ASNE-APME conference Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University. Secure your spot by registering early, and don't forget to book your hotel room at the Sheraton Palo Alto by Sept. 15. 

Fill out ASNE survey about the future of journalism

As we mentioned April 14, we're collaborating on a survey project with about two dozen top journalism and communication institutions around the country, along with the American Press Institute. Please take 15 mintues of your time to fill out the survey

25 students win $1,000 scholarships in #PictureFreedom contest

See the winning entries here.

Picture Freedom was a nationwide contest for students to share their visual interpretation of the First Amendment on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The contest ran from Feb. 22 to 28. 

Coming soon: ASNE survey about the future of journalism

ASNE is collaborating on a survey project with about two dozen top journalism and communication institutions around the country, along with the American Press Institute. The survey, which will be part of our newsletter Thursday, will ask participants about their journalism work experience, their views of media today, their educational experience and more.

Registration for ASNE-APME 2015 coming next week!

Stay tuned for our announcement next week on the conference registration. Hope you join us Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University in Silicon Valley!

Let us know your experience with Engagement Hub

Take this short survey by April 16 and help measure how well the Engagement Hub is meeting your needs.

The Engagement Hub is an interactive platform to share stories and resources among people at news organizations who wish to engage their communities. It was created after the ASNE Diversity Committee partnered with Journalism That Matters.

We need more data for 2015 ASNE census

If you haven't filled out the survey, please do it as soon as possible, and help us accurately measure diversity in U.S. newsrooms. 

Picture Freedom winners to be announced soon

Twenty-five winners of Picture Freedom will be announced next week via the websites of 1 For AllASNE and ASNE's Youth Journalism Initiative. Each winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Check out the work of the 2015 ASNE Awards winners!

See the outstanding work of the 2015 ASNE Awards winners here

ASNE supports effort to make killing journalists a war crime

The American Society of News Editors supports Gary Pruitt's, president and CEO of The Associated Press, call for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists.

Continue to show your open-government support

We hope that ASNE members will continue to press their representatives and senators to move FOIA reform legislation during 2015.

Survey request: Let us know your ideas for ASNE-APME 2015

Take a few minutes of your time to fill out this survey, and let us know sessions and speakers you are interested in hearing from at the ASNE-APME conference Oct. 16-18 at Stanford University. 

ASNE announces awards for best journalism

See the winners and finalists of the 2015 ASNE Awards for distinguished writing and photography. Judges' remarkes are included for each category.

Links to the work of the winners are available here

ASNE joins brief regarding NSL's violation of First Amendment rights

ASNE joined a brief in support of the first person ever to convince a court that his or her First Amendment rights were being violated via the "gag order," which accompanies a National Security Letter (NSL). 

ASNE board elects Nancy Barnes to leadership ladder

Nancy Barnes, editor and executive vice president of the Houston Chronicle, will assume the role of treasurer at the October conference in Palo Alto, California. 

Sunshine Week 2015 ends with success

Sunshine Week 2015, the 10th anniversary, ended successfully on Saturday, March 21, thanks to all your time and efforts! 

Let Sunshine Week shine through Saturday

Thanks, everyone, for making this year's Sunshine Week, the 10th anniversary, more valuable and impactful than ever before. The number of participants grow daily (visit, and there are tons of great stories written about Sunshine Week. 

Let's continue to fight for open government and freedom of information this week! Sunshine Week will shine until Saturday, March 21. 

Sunshine Week 2015 off to a sunny start!

Thanks, everyone, for all of your open-government efforts! 

Remember, there is a strong Sunshine Week package you can create from multiple stories, op-eds, a graphic and cartoons, provided by Eric Newton, senior adviser to the president of the Knight Foundation; The Associated Press; The McClatchy Company; USA TODAY; Gannett Co., Inc; and many more participating organizations and individuals. Go to the 
Sunshine Week Toolkit for more information. 

Let us know your ideas on topics, speakers for ASNE-APME 2015

What ideas do you have on conference topics and speakers that you think would be interesting and important for the 2015 ASNE-APME conference. Fill out our survey questions and email them to

Content of Sunshine Week package is available for you to publish!

The content of the unprecedented package that The Associated Press; The McClatchy Company; 
USA TODAY; and Gannett Co., Inc., have produced to mark 10 years of Sunshine Week is available at the ASNE and Sunshine Week websites. 

Important note: The content, 
available free of charge for everyone and anyone, is embargoed for use online and in print beginning at 12:01 a.m EDT Friday, March 13.