Concerns about status of online government informationASNE joined 68 organizations in a letter to the director of the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs that highlights concerns about the status of publicly available information on federal government websites.
ASNE, 60 other journalism groups ask Trump administration for meeting on government access
Letter to President-elect Trump in response to his ditching of the press: ASNE, 14 other journalism associations ask Trump to commit to protective press pool for transparency
Dear President-elect Trump,
We, a group of diverse journalism associations representing thousands of journalists from the nation's capital to every corner of the country, begin this letter on a hopeful note. Your administration is a blank slate, and we are eager to work with you to perpetuate one of this nation's great strengths: our freedom of the press.
Present our open government questions to federal candidatesASNE and OpenTheGovernment.org have drafted open government-related questions that can be asked of candidates for federal office. Our hope is that they will be used broadly by editorial boards and reporters covering the 2016 campaigns, as well as interested members of the public who have an opportunity to speak with candidates. For questions, contact ASNE Legal Counsel Kevin Goldberg at email@example.com.
Encourage Anderson Cooper, Martha Raddatz to ask about open government during Sunday's presidential debateSunday, Oct. 9, at Washington University in St. Louis.
Encourage Anderson Cooper, Martha Raddatz to ask about open government during Oct. 9 presidential debate
ASNE, the Society of Professional Journalists and OpenTheGovernment.org are leading a campaign asking presidential debate moderators Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz to include the following open government question during the Oct. 9 presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis:
What steps do you believe are necessary, and what policies would you implement to guarantee and advance public access to government information and sources?
Journalists ask Anderson Cooper, Martha Raddatz to include question about open government in presidential debate
NEW ORLEANS (Sept. 20, 2016) - The American Society of News Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists and OpentheGovernment.org are leading a campaign asking presidential debate moderators Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz to include a question about open government in an upcoming presidential debate.
ASNE renews call for access to Supreme Court proceedings
On Friday, Feb. 26, ASNE joined nine other organizations in a letter to the court that requests same day access to audio of two oral arguments: Whole Woman's Health v. Cole and U.S. v. Texas.
Open-government questions we invite you to ask federal candidates
ASNE and OpenTheGovernment.org have created questions you can ask federal candidates about their views on open government and transparency.
ASNE opposes proposed changes to Florida's public records law
Florida House Bill 1021 and Senate Bill 1220 would amend the law to create "permissive" award of attorney's fees after litigation, as opposed to the current "mandatory" award of fees. This means that a plaintiff who goes to court to challenge the denial of a request for public records and wins would no longer be guaranteed to receive a reimbursement of attorney's fees.