Archive June 2011

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ASNE, 1 for All announce Liberty Tree Initiative grants

1 for All and its campus initiative were founded in partnership with ASNE, and with help and support from the Knight Foundation, the McCormick Foundation, the First Amendment Center and the Newseum.

In Smartphone era, new ideas for diversity

Stan Wischnowski

Stan Wischnowski

Organization: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Title: Editor

FOIA bill introduced during Sunshine Week passes U.S. Senate

Sponsored by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and strongly supported by ASNE and other members of the Sunshine in Government Initiative, the same bill was first introduced in 2005. It passed the Senate last year but died in the House.

Court rules basemaps are exempt from California Public Records Act

ASNE has a strong track record on amicus briefs. However, a recent California case involving access to geographic information system basemaps is a notable and potentially costly exception.

ASNE/API to issue survey next week on leadership challenges

What keeps you up at night?

And, how can you best lead and manage your often bruised and disoriented staff when you also share those feelings?

ASNE and the American Press Institute would like to know your answers to those questions and more in an industrywide survey that will reach hundreds of editors, journalists, academics and retired professionals in digital and print companies.

Leadership in Diversity: New Models for Growing Audience, Talent and Revenues

The American Society of News Editors is coordinating two working sessions on diversity in the news business – one in conjunction with the annual convention of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in Orlando in June and another  in New York in September. The sessions will involve more than 100 top news, digital and business executives, and selected non-news executives whose companies have executed successful efforts to reach communities of color.

Maui officials issue subpoena for identities of anonymous commenters

ASNE has addressed the applicability of shield laws to reader comments in the past, noting that there is a great deal of variation among the states, with no clear trend. Russo has vowed to fight the subpoenas.

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