Fifty years have passed since the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commission, shook the news media with its declaration that "the journalistic profession has been shockingly backward in seeking out, hiring, training and promoting Negroes."
Jason White, manager of U.S. news media partnerships at Facebook, spoke with Bill Church, senior vice president for news at GateHouse Media, on day three of the 2017 ASNE-APME-APPM News Leadership Conference.
Support for the ASNE Legal Hotline, which provides journalists with a variety of legal resources, is slated to expand as a result of an $80,000 grant from the Charles Koch Foundation.
Each journalist and editor on the panel have mounted successful efforts to engage their own respective communities.
Effective leadership and communication strategies were the focus of the ASNE Emerging Leaders Institute in Washington, D.C. at the 2017 News Leadership Conference.
It is no secret to journalists that public confidence in news organizations is on the line as only 32 percent of Americans say they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media.
Members of the American Society of News Editors have elected Alfredo Carbajal to serve as the organization’s next board president for 2018.