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ASMP Transition 2020

ASMP Strongly Condemns Judicial Order to Turn Over Protest Photographs

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The American Society of Media Photographers strongly condemns the July 23rd ruling by a King County, Washington Superior Court that attempts to force the Seattle Times and four other news outlets to turn over to law enforcement unpublished photographs and video of the racial justice protests on May 30th. The state court found that these organizations were not protected by “shield” laws that were designed to prevent such compelled delivery of reporters’ unpublished materials. This is flatly unacceptable. As…

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Transition 2020: Passing the Baton

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Dear Members, For the past five and half years, it has been a privilege to serve you as Executive Director of ASMP, a position I could never have envisioned having when I was initially accepted as a professional member in 1978.   In many respects, it has enabled me to give back to the profession that has been my life’s work.  While the bulk of my earlier career was spent inside mainstream media organizations of…

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ASMP Executive Director Search

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Earlier this year, current Executive Director Thomas Kennedy announced to the Board and membership that 2020 would be the year he would step into retirement. After further discussion, the date of Tom’s last day will be June 30, 2020. From all of us here at ASMP, I want to thank Tom for an incredible show of leadership as ASMP navigated these last many years. The first step in the transition was to work with the…

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