The ASNE convention:
Top dogs together in D.C.

The American Society of Newspaper Editors hosts its annual workshop in Washington next week (it starts on Tuesday) and comes at a time when most U.S. newspapers are considering seismic shifts in the industry landscape.

The conference, "ASNE 2.0: New Frontiers for Journalism, the First Amendment and Technology," promises reports from the cutting edge of transformation in news and society. The participants are among the leaders of the nation's top media.

Spike Lee and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer are confirmed as speakers.

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, NBA Commissioner David Stern and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will discuss sports in the electronic age with Michael Wilbon of The Washington Post and ESPN.

Another panel will be moderated by Walter Mossberg and Kara Swisher of The Wall Street Journal, who will interview InterActive Corp. CEO Barry Diller, Washington Post Co. Chairman Don Graham, and Huffington Post co-founders Ariana Huffington and Ken Lerer.

On Friday, Joe Galloway, author and military columnist for McClatchy Newspapers, will lead a discussion on the military's treatment of troops. He will be joined by Bob Woodruff of ABC News and others, including Anne Hull from The Washington Post who recently spotlighted the questionable treatment of soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

So check over at the ASNE site this week to see much more and track the reports from the convention. The annual event often makes news on its own!

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