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ASNE/APME Join Amicus Brief Filed in Supreme Court in FOIA Case

ASNE and APME were 2 of 37 media organizations and companies who joined an amicus brief drafted by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press that was filed with the United States Supreme Court in support of the Argus (SD) Leader in a key FOIA case involving the "trade secrets" exemption (Exemption 4). 
 

ASNE and APME have Grande Problems with a New Set of Photographer Credentials

For the past few years, ASNE and APME have collaborated advocacy efforts in support of the First Amendment and FOIA. But one of the first areas of collaboration between these groups was on issues surrounding credentialing of reporters and photographers to cover sports and entertainment events.

ASNE/AAN Join Amicus Brief Filed in Supreme Court in FOIA Case

ASNE and APME were 2 of 37 media organizations and companies who joined an amicus brief drafted by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press that was filed with the United States Supreme Court in support of the Argus (SD) Leader in a key FOIA case involving the "trade secrets" exemption (Exemption 4).

NLA (ASNE-APME) announces finalists for 2019 Awards

Columbia, Mo. (March 26, 2019) - Tenacious reporting that sparked a public dialog, reporting partnerships that urged readers to take action, impactful interactive storytelling and courageous reporting from war torn countries are among the entries spotlighted as finalists in the 2019 News Leaders Association Awards.

ASNE Fights to Protect Free Speech in Texas; How You Can Help

On February 28, ASNE announced that we have joined the Protect Free Speech Coalition, a “coalition of organizations that understands and values the importance of the Texas Citizens Participation Act.” At the time, we were just preparing for the introduction of legislation which we feared would significantly impact the state’s version of an Anti-SLAPP law. 

That legislation has now been introduced in both the Texas House (as HB 2730) and Senate (as SB 2162). The time for action is here.  

Sunshine Week 2019 Reporting Package

In the aftermath of the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and similar deaths of unarmed black men, police departments around the country faced public pressure to begin using body cameras. They have been touted as a way to increase police transparency by allowing for a neutral view of whether an officer's actions were justified.

The Associated Press tested that transparency for Sunshine Week, an annual celebration of open government, by filing open records requests related to roughly 20 recent use-of-force incidents in a dozen states.

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