Paper cuts

American Society of Newspaper Editors will vote next April on cutting the word “paper”
from its name and expanding its membership to include editors of
online-only news Web sites and journalism educators.

From a society news release:

“The new name would be the American Society of News Editors. The logo would remain the same: ASNE Leading America’s Newsrooms.

is time for ASNE to recognize in its name and its membership that we
are way beyond print-only newspapers,” (an official) said. “All journalists are
now digital news producers, and while print remains an important
delivery mode, more and more news is being produced only for the Web.””

Hat tip to Editor’s Weblog.