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Our Partner Organizations

ASNEAmerican Society of News Editors

The American Society of News Editors focuses on leadership development and journalism-related issues. Founded in 1922 as a nonprofit professional organization, ASNE promotes fair, principled journalism, defends and protects First Amendment rights, and fights for freedom of information and open government. Leadership, innovation, diversity and inclusion in coverage and the journalism work force, youth journalism and the sharing of ideas are also key ASNE initiatives.

Members can be editors, producers or directors in charge of journalistic organizations or departments; deans or faculty at university journalism schools; leaders and faculty of media-related foundations and training organizations and other individuals at the board's discretion. A committee of the board of directors reviews applications for membership. ASNE's members are individuals, and its board is elected by members. Many of ASNE's initiatives are carried out by its committees. It also operates projects coordinated by staff with advice from committees and the board. LEARN MORE


The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, or WAN-IFRA, is the global organisation of the world’s press, representing more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries.

With its wide array of conferences, training, seminars and research reports, WAN-IFRA is a trade association covering every aspect of newspaper and news publishing. WAN-IFRA oversees initiatives to ensure that the press’ essential role in society is understood and respected. The organization fights to protect copyright online, to maintain open coverage of newsworthy events, and to help newspaper companies go “green”. WAN-IFRA represents the newspaper industry in all international discussions: it has formal associate status to represent the newspaper industry at UNESCO, and consultative status at the United Nations and the Council of Europe. It also works closely with the 79 national newspaper associations within its membership. WAN-IFRA carries out its work from headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany, and in Paris, France, with subsidiaries in Singapore and India. LEARN MORE

The Sunshine in Government Initiative (SGI)

The Sunshine in Government Initiative (SGI) is a coalition of media groups committed to promoting policies that ensure the government is accessible, accountable and open.

Public oversight is the ultimate safeguard of democracy. This is not an issue just for the media. It is the inalienable right of citizens to examine and judge their government; and that right is served when news media act on behalf of the public to gain access to information. LEARN MORE

The Copyright Alliance

The Copyright Alliance is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest and educational organization representing artists, creators, and innovators across the spectrum of copyright disciplines, including membership organizations, associations, unions, companies and guilds, representing artists, creators and innovators, and thousands of individuals. LEARN MORE

The Media Law Resource Center

The Media Law Resource Center (MLRC) is a non-profit membership association for content providers in all media, and for their defense lawyers, providing a wide range of resources on media and content law and policy issues.  These include news and analysis of legal, legislative and regulatory developments; litigation resources and practice guides; and national and international media law conferences and meetings. MLRC also works with its membership to respond to legislative and policy proposals, and speaks to the press and public on media law and First Amendment issues. LEARN MORE

Digital Due Process

Digital Due Process is a diverse coalition of privacy advocates, major companies and think tanks, working together.

Overarching goal and guiding principle: To simplify, clarify, and unify the ECPA standards, providing stronger privacy protections for communications and associated data in response to changes in technology and new services and usage patterns, while preserving the legal tools necessary for government agencies to enforce the laws, respond to emergency circumstances and protect the public. LEARN MORE


Color Quality ClubWAN-IFRA Color Quality ClubThe International Newspaper Color Quality Club is the only worldwide printing quality competition for newspapers. Its goal is to improve the quality of reproduction and printing in production, while also increasing competitiveness as well as training and motivating all personnel. The competition  has been held every two years since 1994. Newspapers that participate with success are awarded membership for a two-year period in the exclusive club of top-quality titles. Multiple winners and participants in the WAN-IFRA certification project also have the prospect of being awarded membership of the Star Club. LEARN MORE