Take advantage of free leadership training June 9-10

Our Emerging Leaders Institute is back! It's a free training program devoted to helping up-and-coming news leaders with diverse backgrounds develop core leadership and strategic skills. The first of our four institutes this year will be June 9-10 at Loyola University Chicago. Apply by Friday, May 19.

How to Lead Projects and Nurture an Investigative Culture

We are partnering once again with the Investigative Reporters and Editors to host a leadership-focused workshop at the 2017 IRE Conference in Phoenix. Reporters, project editors and top editors will learn what it takes to create an investigative culture and lead high-impact investigative projects and teams. 

Amicus brief: Limited-purpose public figure in defamation

ASNE has recently joined three amicus briefs filed in key court cases around the country. A little overview by the numbers: all 3 were drafted by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, two are defamation cases, and one seeks access to court records; two cases emanate from California, and one is from the District of Columbia. Today we're introducing the first amicus brief:

How to lead projects and nurture an investigative culture

The American Society of News Editors, in conjunction with the 2017 Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference in Phoenix, is putting on a one-day workshop Wednesday, June 21, aimed specifically at leadership. This is the second year ASNE and IRE are partnering to provide training focused on leading investigations.

ASNE commits to train, develop emerging news leaders

The American Society of News Editors is accepting applications for the 2017 Emerging Leaders Institute June 9-10 at Loyola University Chicago. The institute, previously known as the Minority Leadership Institute, trains up-and-coming news leaders with diverse backgrounds and helps them develop core leadership and strategic skills. It will be co-led once again by Jill Geisler, Loyola's Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity, and ASNE Vice President Alfredo Carbajal of Al Dia at The Dallas Morning News, along with ASNE Leadership Committee Co-Chairs Peter Bhatia of The Cincinnati Enquirer and Ron Smith of the USA TODAY.

Kudos to 2017 ASNE Awards winners, finalists

Congratulations, once again, to the winners and finalists of the 2017 ASNE Awards for best journalism! The contest, open to news organizations of all platforms, drew more than 350 competitive entries in 10 categories.

Almost 50 years ago, the news industry was called out on race. How should that be commemorated?

It will be 50 years next March since the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commission, shook the news media with its declaration that "the journalistic profession has been shockingly backward in seeking out, hiring, training, and promoting Negroes."

ASNE proud to announce winners of 2017 awards for best journalism

Columbia, Mo. (April 4, 2017) - The American Society of News Editors today announced the winners in the 2017 ASNE Awards for distinguished writing, digital storytelling and photography. The winning work is a collection of high-quality, high-impact journalism from news outlets of various sizes and platforms. 

ASNE argues for First Amendment right to record police

ASNE joined 62 other media organizations and companies in an amicus brief, which asks the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to hold, for the first time, that there is a First Amendment-based right to record the activities of the police. 

New opinion journalism article in The Masthead

Take a look at the new article in The Mastheada prime professional-educational journal published by professional opinion journalists who came to ASNE from the Association of Opinion Journalists. Also, check out the ASNE opinion journalism page for the discussion list, information on the State Department Briefing, archives and more.