American Society of News Editors Undergoes Digital Revamp

In  a sign of the continuing industry-wide shift away from print, the American Society of News Editors on Tuesday announced that its membership structure will focus on monthly web traffic rather than print circulation figures.

The change, announced by ASNE this morning in an email to members, is a “long overdue” acknowledgement that “digital media is a primary platform for storytelling and where consumers often turn first for news and information,” ASNE President Mizell Stewart III, the vice president for news operations for Gannett and the USA Today Network, told Poynter.

“The leaders of U.S. newsrooms have moved far beyond their roots in daily newspapers, serving readers across every content platform. Now, ASNE’s membership structure reflects that reality,” he said.


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