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The American Society of News Editors advances the cause of quality, independent professional journalism. Founded in 1922 to “defend the profession from unjust assault,” ASNE is primarily an organization of news leaders in the United States.

Who can join

Subject to board approval, the following people are eligible for voting membership:

  • Editors, producers or directors in charge of journalistic organizations or departments
  • Deans or faculty at college or university journalism schools
  • Leaders and faculty of media-related foundations and training organizations

For additional details, see the ASNE bylaws and the member benefits page. Click here to join ASNE, and to renew your membership, please log in here and click on "Membership Renewal" in the left-hand column.