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08 Sep, 2016, 15:00 ET ASJA Regional Conference: Dream Bold Atlanta - Registration Now Open

The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), the nation's largest professional organization of independent nonfiction writers, invites...


12 Jul, 2016, 10:00 ET ASJA Announces New Board President, Officers and Directors

The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), the leading professional organization of independent nonfiction writers, announced its new...


05 Jul, 2016, 10:00 ET Longtime ASJA Executive Director Steps Down

The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) has announced that longtime executive director Alexandra Cantor Owens is stepping down as of...


17 Feb, 2016, 09:00 ET American Society Of Journalists And Authors Presents A Conference For Freelancers

The media landscape has shifted dramatically in the past two decades; smart, nimble freelancers have transformed these changes and challenges into...


21 Jan, 2016, 12:00 ET ASJA Joins Call for FOIA Reform

 The American Society of Journalists and Authors joined more than 40 organizations committed to government openness and accountability in...


30 Nov, 2015, 14:00 ET Call for Entries: American Society of Journalists and Authors' Annual Writing Awards

The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) is accepting submissions for its Annual Writing Awards through mid-January. ASJA recognizes...


10 Feb, 2015, 09:09 ET REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR ASJA's Freelance Writers Conference in New York City, April 30-May 2, 2015

The American Society of Journalists and Authors is convening in New York City this coming spring for its 44th Annual Writers Conference, sponsored...


17 Sep, 2014, 08:30 ET American Society Of Journalists And Authors Presents New Avenues In Journalism For Freelancers

Kara Swisher, co-CEO and co-Founder of Re/code will keynote the American Society of Journalists and Authors' New Avenues in Journalism conference...


04 Aug, 2014, 09:57 ET ASJA Announces ConCon Chicago Conference Details and Keynote Speaker Jay Heinrichs

 The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) released today the program details for their Content Connections conference (ConCon) in...


04 Aug, 2014, 09:54 ET New Avenues in Journalism for Freelancers

Faced with sweeping changes in their industry, three leading journalism organizations are holding a conference here Oct. 10-11, to help freelance...


19 Feb, 2014, 14:20 ET Daniel Jones, editor of The New York Times' "Modern Love" column headlines ASJA's 43rd Annual Writers Conference April 25, 2014

Daniel Jones, author of Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers), has edited the "Modern...


12 Aug, 2013, 12:33 ET Content Connections Matches Writers and Companies

~ The Business of Creative Content ~ Digital content doesn't write itself. If you're reading it…someone wrote it. Content Connections...


05 Apr, 2013, 09:38 ET Conference stresses survival basics for new independent writers

 Attention current and former newspaper journalists: An entire day's worth of special workshops at North America's premier gathering of writers...


14 Mar, 2013, 12:54 ET ASJA Announces Annual Nonfiction Writing Awards

 The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) announces the winners of its annual writing awards, honoring outstanding nonfiction...


11 Mar, 2013, 11:45 ET Special Rates for Students at Top Writer Conference

Dozens of sessions explore the world of publishing  North America's premier gathering of freelance writers and nonfiction authors is...


10 Jan, 2013, 10:30 ET Fire Up Your Writing Career April 26 & 27, 2013, New York City

ASJA's 42nd Annual Writers' Conference now open for registration The American Society of Journalists and Authors is convening in New York...


09 Oct, 2012, 10:00 ET Writers Slam Secrecy of Book Publishers' Deal with Google; Call on Dept. of Justice to Investigate Antitrust Implications, says ASJA, NWU, and SFWA

National writers' organizations representing authors of books in a variety of genres believe a secret deal between Google and major book publishers...


21 Feb, 2011, 06:00 ET Freelance Writing Attracting Career-Seekers

Professionals from every industry and economic corner who have found themselves shuttered from their desk jobs or are trying to supplement slashed...


15 Jan, 2010, 14:14 ET Freelance Writers: Learn From ASJA Experts

A Trio of Top Industry Pros to Address ASJA Annual Writers Conference Registration Now Open for April 24-25 Event Former editor-in-chief of...


23 Sep, 2009, 10:56 ET Justice Department's Google Settlement Comments Pull No Punches

ASJA applauds call for "opt-in" rather than current "opt-out" ASJA thanks the Department of Justice for intervening in the Google settlement,...


27 Jun, 2001, 01:00 ET ASJA Sees Copyright Decision as Good for Writers, Readers

NEW YORK, June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders of the American Society of Journalists and Authors said today they were heartened by the Supreme...