The organization was founded in 1922. Its members come together to share ideas and maintain relationships primarily through its annual convention. The current president is Ken Paulson of the First Amendment Center.
ASNE has several initiatives carried out by its committees. One of those is through its Diversity Committee: the Newsroom Employment Census, which queries every daily newspaper and online news site in the United States to determine the number of news staffers as well as their gender and race.
Another initiative is the ASNE Awards. The Distinguished Writing Awards and Jesse Laventhol Prizes are designed to foster, recognize and reward excellence in writing in daily newspapers, eligible news services and ASNE member... Read More