ASNE brings Emerging Leaders Institute to 2016 NABJ/NAHJ Convention

Apply now for the ASNE Emerging Leaders Institute Aug. 2-3 at the 2016 NABJ/NAHJ Joint Convention and Career Fair in the District of Columbia. The goal of this institute is to train up-and-coming minority news leaders and help them succeed in their leadership roles.

This is the second institute of the three that ASNE is hosting in 2016 to help train the next generation of news leaders. The first institute trained 24 participants two weeks ago at Loyola University Chicago. ASNE will host one more institute on Sept. 10-11 at the ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference in Philadelphia. More information will be available soon.

Get registered today for ASNE-APME conference Sept. 11-14 in Philly!

Come join us Sept. 11-14 at the 2016 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference in downtown Philadelphia! 
Registration is $275 for members of ASNE and $375 for nonmembers. APME members can register at
Attendees should make their hotel reservations by Aug. 19. The block of rooms we reserved at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown (1201 Market St.) has a nightly rate of $199 for Sunday, Sept. 11, through Wednesday, Sept. 14

Send us your newsroom photos for homepage

With the new, members of ASNE have an opportunity to share the look of their newsrooms with fellow news leaders in the nation. Submit a newsroom photo in JPEG format (maximum height: 380 pixels) to, and get it featured on the ASNE homepage! 

Amicus brief against Department of Justice's refusal to release records

Revelations in 2013 that the Department of Justice had subpoenaed the telephone records of more than 100 Associated Press reporters (and also sought email records of Fox News reporter James Rosen) led to a major outcry among media companies and organizations, as well as the public, and resulted in a series of meetings between media and the DOJ to discuss necessary improvements to voluntary DOJ guidelines regarding subpoenas issued to and about the media, which were originally created in 1970. By 2014, we had stronger, but still voluntary, guidelines. 

ASNE leaders reaffirm commitment to newsroom diversity at Unity caucus

June 17 meeting at American University in Washington, D.C. attracts leaders from more than than a dozen associations and journalism schools.

FOIA reform bill, S 337, passes the House of Representatives

We are extremely happy to report that the House of Representatives passed S 337, the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, by unanimous voice vote Monday, June 13. House passage of S 337, which also received unanimous support in the Senate, means that the FOIA reform we've been fighting for throughout the past five or so years will be a reality once S 337 is signed by President Obama.

Welcome to the new!

Today marks a fresh start for the American Society of News Editors with an updated website and new features to help you be a more effective newsroom leader.

The new is fully responsive, making for ease of use from smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.  We've also established new sections with featured content on the organization's top priorities: First Amendment, Leadership and Diversity

From leading your news organization through transition and change to best practices for engaging diverse readers, you'll find useful, actionable information at the new Check out Inside the Newsroom, your new home for articles that help you lead and inspire your team.

Those seeking leadership talent can also take advantage of the new ASNE Job Board, where ASNE member news organizations can post openings at no charge. 

Special thanks to ASNE Senior Information Specialist Megan Schumacher and Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won for their efforts on the website revamp. 

ASNE condemns Trump's attempt at press censorship

The American Society of News Editors stands against presidential candidate Donald Trump's attempts to censor news coverage of his campaign by denying access to outlets whose coverage does not correspond to his wishes, the latest being The Washington Post. Candidate Trump's move to sanction coverage of his drive to win the presidency is an unprecedented dismissal of the First Amendment freedoms essential to our democracy. The public is best served when a fearless, unfettered and independent press is present at all campaign events, speeches and political forums. We urge the Republican Party to return to its historical support for openness and transparency and call on both the party and its presumptive nominee to reverse course on these undemocratic sanctions and attempts at censorship. In the meantime, we encourage news outlets to ignore, reject and oppose all unconstitutional restrictions that any party, candidate or government official attempts to impose.

INSIDE THE NEWSROOM | Why We Did That Story: 'A Matter of Dignity'

“A Matter of Dignity” began as a rather routine inquiry into reports of abuse at state-licensed group homes for people with disabilities.

But as reporter Chris Serres and photographer David Joles dug in, they discovered something different and in its own way more troubling: A huge community of Minnesotans – 19,000 in group homes and 12,000 in sheltered workshops – were being systematically cut off from their families and the rest of society in jobs and housing that leave them isolated, frustrated and often stigmatized.

INSIDE THE NEWSROOM | As uncertainty looms, how can you lead your newsroom through change?

Looking for practical advice on leading your team? Look no further than ASNE's Inside the Newsroom, a regular feature highlighting ways newsroom leaders are adapting their organizations to succeed in an increasingly competitive digital landscape.