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Sunshine Week 2017, another resounding success!

This year's celebration of open government and freedom of information, under the administration of ASNE and with support from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, came to a successful closure Saturday, March 18. Hundreds of individuals and organizations participated and created a buzz on social media that shared the sunshine everywhere in the nation. Thanks for all your time and efforts!

Letter to DHS against social media password requirement

​ASNE joined 44 other organizations in a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly that opposes any proposals to force those entering the United States to provide login information for social media accounts as a condition of entry into the country. This builds on a statement many of these same groups, including ASNE and about 50 individuals, issued Feb. 21.

Condolences on former ASNE executive director's death

The American Society of News Editors is saddened to share that former ASNE Executive Director Angelo "Gene" Giancarlo passed away March 20, 2017. He was 91.

Sunshine Week shines through Saturday, March 18

Even the snowstorm couldn't stop Sunshine Week from shining. Despite the inclement weather resulting in cancellations of some events in the Northeast, hundreds of participants are shining a light on open government and the public's right to know.

ASNE, other groups urge FOIA Ombudsman to revise strict confidentiality requirements

ASNE joined 11 other organizations on comments filed with the Office of Government Information Services in response to proposed rules regarding OGIS' own operating procedures, particularly with regard to the dispute resolution services it offers between FOIA requesters and executive branch agencies.

Sunshine Week 2017 off to a sunny start!

Happy Sunshine Week, everyone! It's off to a great start as numerous organizations created a robust coverage in their Sunday and Monday editions by publishing their local stories, as well as the content from our special reporting package. Stories, columns and editorial cartoons from the package appeared on at least 54 front pages and more than 150 places online. Let's keep up the good work in celebrating the positive impact of open government and access to public information!

Get ready to celebrate Sunshine Week starting Sunday

Sunshine Week 2017 kicks off Sunday, March 12, to fight for open government and access to information. We invite every group and individual to join forces in this important initiative. 

Statement regarding president Trump's attacks on media

In case you missed it, ASNE and more than 80 organizations committed to the First Amendment right of freedom of speech and the press issued a joint statement on March 2 condemning the Trump administration's attacks on the press. Click here to read the press release and the statement. We strongly encourage ASNE members to publish the statement as an op-ed.  

ASNE conference on building trust postponed

ASNE's Building Trust Through Community Engagement conference, scheduled for March 17-18 in Nashville, Tennessee, has been postponed to a later date. We will keep you posted on this conference via our weekly newsletter and at asne.org.

ASNE Communications Committee looking for members

The ASNE Communications Committee is working to improve the flow of information between the organization and news leaders across the country. We also think ASNE is uniquely positioned to host pop-up conversations on topics that can help all of us navigate these trying and interesting times.
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