ASNE commits to train and develop emerging news leaders

ASNE invites up-and-coming news leaders for the Emerging Leaders Institute June 10-11 at Loyola University Chicago. Limited to 30 participants, the institute is free and provides travel reimbursements. Participants will learn skills they can put to work immediately! Topics include coaching and feedback, leadership style, driving diversity in news platforms, goal-setting and strategy, financial leadership, and technology and innovation. Register now!

There will be two more institutes later in the summer. More details coming soon.
Registration is open for the ASNE Emerging Leaders Institute June 10-11 at Loyola University Chicago. The goal of this institute is to train up-and-coming news leaders with diverse backgrounds and help them succeed in their leadership roles.

This is the fifth consecutive year ASNE has committed to help train the next generation of news leaders. ASNE will host two additional institutes later in the summer.

"Now more than ever, the news media need innovative and transformational leadership that represents all segments of society," said ASNE Secretary Alfredo Carbajal, vice chair of the ASNE Leadership Committee. "The Emerging Leaders Institute is ASNE's effort to contribute to developing news leaders."

"There is nothing so rewarding as helping a diverse class of up-and-coming managers chart a course to becoming top leaders," said 
ASNE member Jill Geisler, the Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola, who co-leads the institute with Carbajal. "We provide skills they can put to work immediately. That's why Loyola is rolling out the red carpet for this program."

"Given the revolution in communication over the past 10 years, from social media to algorithms, sound news decisions are needed now more than ever," said Don Heider, dean of the School of Communication at Loyola. "We're excited to host this and to lend Jill Geisler's expertise in ethical leadership to the institute."

For two days, the institute will provide leadership and management training for new and mid-level news leaders from organizations across all platforms around the country. It is tailored to address the most pressing issues for leaders and the basic skills needed to lead and drive change. Some of the topics on the program include coaching and feedback, leadership style, driving diversity in news platforms, goal-setting and strategy, financial leadership, and technology and innovation.
Participants from previous institutes have used the training to critically reflect on their leadership styles and make plans for improvement. In 2015, participants discussed strategies to become leaders who coach reporters through mistakes instead of simply fixing the mistakes. They also learned and planned to use communication skills and concepts, such as emotional intelligence, to better relate to colleagues.

The institute will take place at Loyola University Chicago, at 820 N. Michigan Ave. Interested candidates need to register by
filling out an online form by Thursday, June 2. The form includes a resume and a brief statement on goals for the institute. Candidates will receive a registration confirmation email after their information is reviewed by institute leaders. The institute, free to all participants, is limited to 30 people.

A block of hotel rooms are reserved at The Drake (140 E. Walton Place) at the discounted rate of $295/night for June 9, 10 and 11.
Make your reservation online by Tuesday, May 17.

Travel reimbursements of up to $325 per participant are available after the institute. Please submit a receipt to ASNE at with the subject line "Emerging Leaders Institute-Loyola reimbursement." Travel may include airfare, baggage, hotel and/or mileage.

ASNE will host two additional institutes this year, Aug. 3-4 at the NABJ/NAHJ Convention and Career Fair in the District of Columbia and Sept. 10-11 at the ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference in Philadelphia. More information will be available in the coming weeks.

The Emerging Leaders Institute, previously known as the Minority Leadership Institute, is a program ASNE started in 2012 with the goal of training minority journalists to become leaders in their organizations and in the industry. ASNE has trained about 150 news leaders since its inception.

All three institutes are underwritten by generous contributions from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Loyola University Chicago School of Communication, the American Press Institute and the Scripps Howard Foundation.