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Afternoon session: Editors, technologists get to trade places

 
Afternoon session, Saturday, May 3: We will break you into two groups, and editors and data specialists will trade places to learn from each other. By using simple HTML and Git, editors will come away with knowledge of both coding and coding workflow works in newsrooms. Data specialists will become editors for a day and learn how to craft a compelling and accurate story. Session leaders: Amanda Krauss, director of technology, The Texas Tribune, and Christian MacDonald, online projects and data editor, the Austin American-Statesman.

ASNE opposes search of mobile phone without warrant

 
ASNE is headed to the Supreme Court. Not physically. Not as a party. But we recently joinedan amicus brief that was filed with the court on April 3 in the cases of Riley v. California and the United States v. Wurie. 

Get early-bird rate for ASNE-APME conference by Friday

 
Friday is the last day members of ASNE and APME can get the special registration rate for the ASNE-APME joint conference Sept. 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. 

ASNE-APME conference early-bird registration extended to April 18

 
We've extended the early-bird registration deadline for the ASNE-APME joint conference Sept. 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. Members of ASNE and APME have until Friday, April 18, to register at the special rate of $199. 

Hacking: Vox Media executive to give keynote speech

 
Trei Brundett, chief product officer at VOX Media, will be the keynote speaker Saturday, May 3He will speak about transitioning a purely tech background into an innovative editorial setting. Read this NYT article from Sunday featuring how Vox Media melds journalism with technology.

Hacking: Breakthrough projects to be presented

 
Are you planning to attend our cutting-edge Hacking News Leadership conference May 3-4at the University of Texas at Austin's Belo Center for New Media? Register for the conference as soon as possible before space fills up, and don't forget to reserve your hotel by Friday, April 11, to receive the special rate of $179/night.  

ASNE-APME conference early bird registration closes Friday

 
Two weeks ago, we told you registration is open for the ASNE/APME joint conference Sept. 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. Don't forget that Friday is the last day we're offering an early bird registration special of $199 for members of ASNE and APME. 

Catching up on a busy news week

 
This week, we decided to go casual with bullet points because there's a lot going on that we don't want you to miss. Here's a recap of all the latest news. 

Poynter, ASNE announce training alliance

 
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A personalized and flexible multi-year training alliance, aimed at consistently meeting the rapidly changing needs of news organizations, was announced Wednesday by The Poynter Institute and the American Society of News Editors.

The training, delivered through Poynter's News University interactive online learning platform, will feature four webinars, created by Poynter in collaboration with ASNE leadership.

ASNE joins on amicus brief in support of Patch reporter

 
ASNE joined 38 other media organizations and companies on an amicus brief filed in the Illinois Court of Appeals in support of Joseph Hosey, a Patch.com reporter who was ordered to identify in court the source who gave him a police report relating to an ongoing murder trial. 

Update on Community Connection and Inclusion project

 
Since its announcement last December, the ASNE and Journalism That Matters partnership for engaging diverse communities in meeting their news and information needs has identified three pilot sites and begun building an interactive platform for supporting news organizations in doing high-quality community engagement.

Register for Hacking News Leadership coming in May

 
We'd like to urge you to register soon for our cutting-edge Hacking News Leadership conference May 3-4 at the University of Texas at Austin's Belo Center for New Media. The deadline to sign up for the conference and reserve your hotel is approaching quickly in about three weeks. Do not wait until the last minute because space is limited and is filling up. 

Sunshine Week 2014 ends Saturday

 
Just a reminder that Sunshine Week 2014 wraps up Saturday, March 22, which means we have two more days to celebrate the positive impact of open government and freedom of information. Thanks for all the good work, and let's make this year a successful one!   

ASNE-APME conference registration open: See you in Chicago

 
Registration is open for the ASNE-APME joint conference Sept. 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency in the heart of downtown Chicago! This will be the first joint conference of the nation's top editors.

Our theme: ASNE/APME 2014: Fast Forward

 

We will begin at 1 p.m. CDT Monday, Sept. 15, and conclude about 3 p.m. WednesdaySept. 17

Sign up now: Hacking News Leadership coming in May

 
We'd like to urge you to register soon for our cutting-edge Hacking News Leadershipconference May 3-4 at the University of Texas at Austin's Belo Center for New Media. The deadline to sign up for the conference and reserve your hotel is approaching quickly in about three weeks. Do not wait until the last minute because space is limited and is filling up. 


Sunshine Week keeps shining

 
Happy Sunshine Week to everyone! With the sunny start Sunday, Sunshine Week 2014 has been getting a lot of spotlight from many organizations, including the news media, and on social media, of course. Remember, this weeklong event continues until Saturday, March 22. Let's keep up the good work in celebrating the positive impact of open government and access to public information!   

Work of ASNE Awards winners posted!

 
We've posted links to most of the winners' work on the ASNE website in the "Awards" section under the "Key Initiatives" tab.

Sunshine Week off to a sunny start!

 
Happy Sunshine Week to everyone! As you know, Sunshine Week 2014 kicked off Sunday, and it will be on until Saturday, March 22Join ASNE, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and many other organizations in celebrating the positive impact of open government and access to public information.  

Sunshine Week 2014 begins Sunday, March 16

 
Sunshine Week 2014 begins in just four days, and we're excited to see tons of Sunshine Week mentions on Twitter, including one from Sen. Patrick Leahy!  Join ASNE, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and many other organizations in celebrating the importance of open government. The weeklong event starts Sunday, March 16, and concludes Saturday, March 22

ASNE Awards for 2013's best journalism!

 
We're happy to announce the winners of the 2014 ASNE Awards for distinguished writing and photography. Our kudos to your hard work and high-impact journalism!

 

The awards, which encompass nine categories and honor the best in print and digital content, attracted 337 qualifying entries from news organizations in the United States.

Updates on Sunshine Week 2014, March 16-22

 
Thanks to many organizations and individuals who have shared their plans to participate in Sunshine Week 2014, March 16-22. The list of participants, as well as the events calendar on sunshineweek.org, is growing quickly. Included are a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing and a Justice Department event. We're also hearing from a lot of you who are doing audits and special reports, which will add to the critical mass.   

Sign up now: Hacking News Leadership coming in May

 
We'd like to urge you to register soon for our cutting-edge Hacking News Leadership conference May 3-4 at the University of Texas at Austin's Belo Center for New Media. It's already March, and you have a little more than a month to sign up for the conference and reserve your hotelDo not wait until the last minute because space is limited and is filling up. 

ASNE-supported FOIA reform bill passes House by unanimous vote

 
On Tuesday, Feb. 25, HR 1211, the FOIA Reform Act, passed the House of Representatives by a unanimous vote. The bill would provide the first major reforms to the federal FOIA in seven years. 

White House bars media from Dalai Lama meeting

 
You probably have heard that on Friday, the White House denied independent press photographers access to President Obama's meeting with the Dalai Lama in Washington, D.C. Citing no official reason for the restriction, the White House later in the day released a photo of the meeting taken by a White House photographer.  
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