American Society of News Editors, Associated Press Media Editors to merge
e American Society of News Editors and Associated Press Media Editors have voted to merge and become the News Leaders Association, the groups announced.
e move was approved by the two groups’ members during their joint News Leadership Conference in Austin.
ASNE and APME will continue to work jointly on major projects during the coming year as legal steps toward the merger are completed. NLA is expected to be in place by the 2019 News Leadership Conference Sept. 9-10 in New Orleans.
“ ese are challenging times for our business and our country,” said Nancy Barnes, incoming president of ASNE for 2018-19. “We believe joining our two organizations will only strengthen our ability, as journalism leaders, to stand up for the principles we hold dear.”
“Editors’ jobs have never been more challenging, and we believe that our groups are stronger together as we work to be a valuable resource for leaders at news organizations of all sizes,” said APME President Angie Muhs.
e mission statement of NLA reads: “ e News Leaders Association is committed to leading, nurturing and serving journalism and democracy.”