(page and site index updated 12/9/2016 JM)
Online membership transactions have ended here.
This site (aoj.wildapricot.org) will either close down entirely or be ad-funded and archive-only, on about Jan. 10, 2017.
After the transition to the American Society of News Editors is fully effective after Jan. 1, membership matters may be taken up with the email address ASNE@ASNE.org.
So your AOJ membership credit can be readily recognized in such email, use or cite the email address that is on your AOJ account. You can test that by logging in here, until about Jan. 10, 2017. Any change you make to your profile here will have no effect; the data is already in ASNE's hands.
http://opinionjournalists.org bookmarks are expiring. This site will remain readable until about Jan. 10, 2017, but only via https://aoj.wildapricot.org
Members who were current (paid-up or life-member) before Dec. 1, 2016, automatically gain membership in the American Society of News Editors, with a renewal date based on the existing AOJ renewal date.
New ASNE members from this merger will get a "welcome" message from ASNE about mid-December, may begin receiving the weekly email briefing and other benefits at any time, and will have full member privileges on Jan. 1, 2017.
This site will remain active, but only for very limited uses, from Dec. 1, 2016, to about Jan. 10, 2017.
For a look at what to expect, visit ASNE.org. The Opinion Journalism tab there will grow greatly, with AOJ archives and some new material, in coming weeks. (JM 12/1/16, 12/9/2016)
Trump train plonks pundits, polls, pols... (Masthead, 11/9)
(prior highlights detail)
Essay: Why endorsements matter more now (Masthead)
Editorial endorsements webinar is free online (Masthead)
ASNE convention opens with AOJ welcome (Masthead)
Videos of 2 AOJ-specific events at ASNE (Masthead)
Masthead fall issue began 9/9 with 'lost generation' item.
Media groups again chide Obama aide on 'transparency'
New AOJ-StateDept service: call-in Oceans briefing
Diversity survey: key # up; others missing (9/10)
Masthead (spring-summer and standing material):
Ethics code, principles still apply (Masthead)
Opinion writing gets high profile on ASNE site, planned events at convention (highlights)
Recent NY Times edit page leader to speak at convention
AOJ awarding Bingham Award 2016 to professor of investigations, mentor of minorities. The story
Foreign travel, State Dept, helped, back 'then.
State Dept updates (5/18-26) in Masthead:
State Dept shifts terrorism focus to its roots (5/17)
Masthead-2016 AOJ-ASNE leaders moving merger quickly
SDX-AOJ awardee wins commentary Pulitzer
New web face for mobile devices and computers. Big browsers see 2 columns; mobiles 1 column with index on top.
Site map and extended index (below or via Menu at page top)
Custom manual index of far more content on sitemap page.
The menu below links to navigation-indexed public pages on our evolving site. Nearly all pages are mobile-responsive. Log in as a member to see some select members-only pages.
Some public pages are not on the menu; use the manual expanded index on the Sitemap page.
This page was current during summer 2016; AOJ is merging into the American Society of News Editors by Jan. 1, 2017.
AOJ Home highlights
ASNE convention report, endorsements articles and more are in Masthead fall 2016 (Masthead)
State Department briefing in Masthead: State shifts terrorism focus; also refugees, Cuba, trade, Iran nukes, cyber-security...
AOJ board votes to join American Society of News Editors and move Minority Writers Seminar and its endowment to the Poynter Institute for Media Studies (full text pdf) (Board minutes and more) (Detailed FAQ)
SDX-AOJ awardee wins commentary Pulitzer
Planning update letter to members 4/8/2016
Letter to members 2/9/15 (pdf 2 pp)
More background on AOJ-future planing: Members pages
SPJ-Pulliam $75K fellowship applications due by June 22
Judge rules in case whose FOI issues were aired at AOJ Symposium 2015 (updating article with links) 4/1/16
Will the First Amendment survive in the information age? Five questions and more, kicking off Sunshine Week
Retracting political endorsement? Members-only discussion list evokes recent and past Masthead material.
AOJ's Bingham award honors bilingual education
Pulliam $75k to aid Philly project for needy adults
Prior Pulliam winner's work wins a Pulitzer
Extensive 2015 info previously here is now archived
During conversion of the American Society of News Editors web site to be fully "mobile-responsive," ASNE added Opinion Writing as a tab on the top navigation bar.
That fulfills one priority item in the AOJ-ASNE merger agreement.
The tab opens a page that will become a gateway to extensive material on this important field. It will have both AOJ-NCEW publications such as Masthead and new content developing and sharing the expertise of both organizations' current members. Initially, the content is an adaptation of a joint Q&A about the merger.
The ASNE site is http://asne.org
(Posted 6/16/16 J.McClelland)
The work that earned the 2015 commentary award to Farah Stockman was underwritten by the $75,000 Pulliam Fellowship in editorial and opinion writing, from the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation (SPJ). It is presented annually at an event of the Association of Opinion Journalists.
http://opinionjournalists.org/pulliam2014 (story and short video)
The 2015 award given at AOJ Symposium mentioned the Stockman series. More on Pulliams and AOJ
(posted 4/19/2016 JM)