The American Society for Newspaper Editors has announced it canceled its 2009 convention, due to the “challenging times faced by its members.”
The event was scheduled to take place in Chicago, April 26-29. Despite the fact plans for the convention were well under way, president Charlotte Hall said ASNE’s leadership had “concluded that the challenges editors face at their newspapers demand their full attention.”
This is only the second time since ASNE was founded that it has canceled a convention. The only other time was in 1945, during the last days of World War II.